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Washington State University (Washington State, WSU or Wazzu) is a public research university in Pullman, Washington. Founded in 1890, WSU is one of the oldest land-grant universities in the American West and features programs in a broad range of academic disciplines. With an undergraduate enrollment of 24,470 and a total enrollment of 29,686, it is the second largest institution of higher education in Washington state behind the University of Washington. The WSU Pullman campus is perched upon a hill, characterized by open spaces, views, deep green conifers, and a restrained red brick and basalt material palette—materials originally found on site. The university is nestled within the rolling topography of the Palouse in rural eastern Washington and remains intimately connected to the town, the region, and the landscape in which it sits.

Researchers uncover basics of common industrial catalytic processes

“Catalysts are used in a wide variety of industrial processes around the world in everything from the production of medicines, fertilizers, plastics, and other household products to the processing of fossil fuels. They speed up chemical reactions with the aim …

Lab-made hexagonal diamonds stiffer than natural diamonds

“Nature’s strongest material now has some stiff competition. For the first time, researchers have hard evidence that human-made hexagonal diamonds are stiffer than the common cubic diamonds found in nature and often used in jewelry. Named for their six-sided …

Researchers improve plastics with waste coffee grounds

“A plastic composite made partly from waste coffee grounds is a tough but environmentally friendly material for 3D printing, according to new Washington State University research. The work could lead to new applications for 3D printing as well as make …

New separation technique could lead to reduced carbon dioxide emissions

“A Washington State University research team has developed a new way to separate carbon dioxide out of industrial processes — an important key in reducing industrial carbon emissions that contribute to global warming. Led by Min‑Kyu Song, assistant professor in …

Newly Discovered Design Rules Lead to Better Fuel Cell Catalyst

“Optimized oxides made from common metals use less energy and show the potential of new design approach. The Science To create better batteries and fuel cells, scientists must make oxygen molecules gain and lose electrons efficiently. The reactions are frustratingly …

Researchers develop one-step, 3D printing for multimaterial projects

” Similar to the advance from black and white to color printing, a Washington State University research team for the first time has used 3D printing technology in a one-step process to print structures made of two different materials. The advance …

Discovery for modifying diamonds could change computing – WSU research

“A group of WSU researchers has discovered a way to modify diamonds that opens up important applications in the field of quantum computing and in radiation detection. Kelvin Lynn, professor of physics and of mechanical and materials engineering, and his …

New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source

“A new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source. The device is a multicomponent, multilayered composite material called a …

WSU physicists write with light, turn crystal into an electrical circuit

“Washington State University physicists have found a way to write an electrical circuit into a crystal, opening up the possibility of transparent, three-dimensional electronics that, like an Etch A Sketch, can be erased and reconfigured. The work, to appear in …