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Undergraduate Student Research with NARA

Shelley Pressley (WSU Director of Undergraduate Research; third row, center) and the 2015 NARA SURE students.
Shelley Pressley (WSU Director of Undergraduate Research; third row, center) and the 2015 NARA SURE students.

This summer, 13 undergraduate students from across the U.S. invested their time to participate in the NARA Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) and assist NARA researchers in a wide array of studies.

NARA has sponsored …more

The McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) receives international Innovative Education Award for STEM education

MOSS Students learning about trees. MOSS photo credit
MOSS Students learning about trees. MOSS photo credit

NARA affiliate, The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS), received the prestigious Underwriters Laboratories Innovative Education Award for their work to advance STEM learning through projects involving real environmental problems.

MOSS, a program of the College of Natural Resources at the historic McCall Field Campus, was one …more

New Sponsor and Categories for Imagine Tomorrow

 

Students from Skyview High School look through their algae growing apparatus during the 2015 Imagine Tomorrow competition. Credit WSU communications.
Students from Skyview High School look through their algae growing apparatus during the 2015 Imagine Tomorrow competition. Credit WSU communications.

In 2012, NARA’s sponsorship of the Imagine Tomorrow competition allowed the event to accept high school students throughout the Pacific Northwest and introduced a new “biofuels” …more

Bioenergy lessons for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

 

Front cover of Fueling Our Future: Exploring Sustainable Energy Use; grades 3-5
Front cover of Fueling Our Future: Exploring Sustainable Energy Use; grades 3-5

Facing the Future (FTF) recently published a lesson plans that introduce energy concepts to elementary students in grades 3-5. These lesson plans were vertically aligned to the middle and high school curricula previously published by FTF. The lesson plans and assessments …more

Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) Wood-To-Biofuels Webinar Series

To disseminate NARA research findings,  a Wood-To-Biofuel Webinar series will be offered summarizing the research and results of converting slash to fuel and of the sustainability analyses.

The webinar series will start in October which is the month of National Bioenergy Day on October 21. Following are five webinars hosted in the month of October.

Estimating Forest Residue for Biomass Production

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 1pm (PDT) & 4pm (EDT)

By Kevin Boston, Associate Professor, Oregon State University

The webinar will begin by describing …more

Graduate student awarded best overall oral presentation at research symposium

NARA graduate student Adrian Gallo
NARA graduate student Adrian Gallo

Adrian Gallo was awarded “best overall oral presentation” at the Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium at Oregon State University April 27-28.

Adrian is a graduate student completing his master’s degree in sustainable forest management at Oregon State University. His supervisor is NARA researcher Jeff Hatten.

For the NARA project, Adrian is conducting experiments at the …more

Graduate student poster wins 3rd place at international convention

NARA graduate student Jinxue Jiang
NARA graduate student Jinxue Jiang

Jinxue Jiang won 3rd place recognition for his poster at the Society of Wood Science and Technology 2015 International Conference held June 7-12.

Jinxue is a graduate student working towards his doctoral degree in material science and engineering at Washington State University’s Material Science and Engineering Program. His poster titled Multi-Technique Characterization of Douglas-fir Cell …more

NARA researcher is recognized for excellence in graduate education

Daniel Schwartz
Daniel Schwartz

Daniel SchwartzBoeing-Sutter Professor and chairman of chemical engineering at the University of Washington, was awarded the 2015 Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Mentor AwardThe award recognizes a University of Washington faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to the education and guidance of graduate students.

Dr. Schwartz leads the NARA Tribal Partnerships Program (TPP). This program provides undergraduate and graduate students …more