WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Washington State University Tri-Cities serves as the regional center for world-class, face-to-face undergraduate and graduate education, research and services commensurate with the land-grant mission of Washington State University.
Because of their close proximity, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and WSU Tri-Cities collaborate on a number of research-related activities. An example is the joint venture to develop the Bioproducts, Sciences, and Engineering Laboratory (BSEL), in 2008. BSEL is a $24 million multi-purpose facility to support the research and development of the science and engineering of processes for bio-based product manufacturing, particularly of high-value byproducts from bio-based energy production processes.
WSU Tri-Cities also promotes the connections between students and regional businesses through student internships, class projects, and collaborative research projects.