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Balasingam Muhunthan’s family created the B. Muhunthan Memorial Scholarship to help students continue to grow and succeed, carrying on his legacy and love of learning at WSU.

Remembering Balasingam Muhunthan

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter July 21, 2021

Balasingam Muhunthan, WSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering chair and professor, passed away at the age of 59 on June 17. Muhunthan was born and raised in Sri Lanka, said Vishaka Muhunthan,...

Biofilm granules like the ones pictured here contain extracellular polymeric substances that act as glue to hold bacteria — and soil — together.

Researchers strengthen soil using environmentally-friendly bacterial ‘glue’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor July 14, 2021

Slimy layers of bacteria called biofilms can act as an environmentally-friendly glue to improve the strength of soil, according to a WSU study published in the journal Biofilm.  Biofilms occur when...

There are several different routes that can combat climate change, said Kara Whitman, instructor for WSU’s School of the Environment. 

ASWSU hosts virtual event on environmental awareness

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 14, 2020

The ASWSU Environmental Sustainability Alliance and TEDxWSU Countdown held an event featuring WSU faculty to discuss how climate change is impacting people locally and worldwide.  There are areas of...

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