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NSF program developing innovation, WSU entrepreneurs

By Mary Catherine Frantz, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

nsf icorps_logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Kevin Gray, a chemical engineering instructor at Washington State University, had a revolutionary idea. » More …

WSU e-bandage combats drug-resistant bacteria, wins defense innovation award

By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

defense tech award PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team was awarded the TechConnect Defense Innovation Award at this year’s Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges summit for their invention of an electrochemical scaffold to combat drug-resistant bacterial wound infections » More …

WSU, PNNL convert biofuel waste into commodity, now targeting sewage sludge

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Fernandez Sebastian in lab
Sebastian

RICHLAND, Wash. – A method of converting a biofuel waste product into a usable and valuable commodity has been discovered by researchers at Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. » More …

WSU international students provide STEM education in Saudi Arabia

By Mary Catherine Franz, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Muntathir Abdulghani and Ali Alibrahim
Abdulghani, Alibrahim (l-r)

PULLMAN, Wash. – As a child growing up in Saudi Arabia, chemical engineering major Ali Alibrahim knew he wanted to be an engineer. » More …

Major gift advances WSU thermodynamics research, careers

By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Alexandra Navrotsky
Navrotsky

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today the creation of the Alexandra Navrotsky Institute for Experimental Thermodynamics, made possible by a $1 million gift from Alexandra Navrotsky, Distinguished Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth and Environmental Materials Chemistry at University of California-Davis. » More …

Students receive 27 Carson, Auvil undergraduate research awards

PULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-seven Washington State University students at Pullman and Vancouver have received two types of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education. » More …

Alternative to wasteful methane flaring developed by WSU researchers

Bakken methane flareBy Eric Sorensen, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Jean-Sabin McEwen knocks out a Web search for “North Dakota,” “night sky” and “flaring,” and quickly finds a picture from space showing a glowing cluster bigger than Minneapolis. It’s from oil and gas fields burning off methane, producing as much greenhouse gas in a year as 1 million cars. » More …

Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering

Sandra Rincon grad student algae research
Rincon

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently — in days instead of weeks — and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels. » More …

WSU receives NIH grant to study heart problems at molecular level

Tolkatchev
Tolkatchev

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $1.57 million National Institutes of Health grant to understand the molecular-scale mechanisms that cause cardiomyopathy, or heart muscle disease. » More …

Graduate students win NSF research fellowships

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Five Washington State University students have been chosen for National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships. The prestigious awards have trained generations of American scientists and engineers, including Nobel laureates. » More …