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Researchers named to Washington State Academy of Sciences

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Four Washington State University faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. » More …

New Paccar building houses five green-tech labs


By Adrian MacDonald, LMN Architects

PULLMAN, Wash. – Wood-framed skyscrapers, resistant to fire and earthquakes and made from locally harvested wood, may someday dot the skylines of North American cities. A new building at Washington State University is already leading the charge. » More …

Sept. 2 deadline: Water research graduate travel scholarship

water-conference-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Graduate students working on or planning research about water supply, demand or conservation at Washington State University can apply by Sept. 2 for a $1,200 travel scholarship to the WaterSmart Innovations Conference Oct. 7-9 in Las Vegas. » More …

Water research plays critical role in Hanford cleanup


Washington Water Research Center – showing several different flumes used for water and sediment studies. Mike Barber and graduate students Thomas Leake (left) and Travis Lopes (rt) are using them to help build pulsating jet mixers for storage tanks at Hanford.    



PULLMAN – What do you do when hundreds of corroded tanks are leaking nuclear waste into the groundwater – with no permanent disposal site in the nation willing to store it for you?


One idea is to convert that waste into glass logs.


Such is the goal of a $16 billion Department of Energy (DOE) project to build a vitrification plant» More …