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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Plastic waste is a problem, so WSU Professor Hongfei Lin is researching how to chemically convert plastic types that are difficult to recycle.

WSU professor researches more effective ways to recycle

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2021

Around the world, tons of disposable plastic are thrown away each day, while only about 9 percent of plastic is recycled worldwide.  Plastic materials usually end up in landfills or the ocean. Every...

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 news editor July 13, 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...

Pictured is Co-Principal Investigator Alla Kostyukova with students. Kostyukova serves as one of three Co-PI’s for WSU’s MARC program.

WSU awarded $2 million in NIH funding to support underrepresented student researchers

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter June 24, 2021

WSU received a $1.3 million Maximizing Access to Research Careers grant from the National Institutes of Health to support underrepresented student researchers pursuing a biomedical research career. The...

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