May 3-5: WSU Tri-Cities students to showcase projects

RICHLAND, Wash. – Students will give presentations on work from the semester at noon-1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, May 3-5, as part of the Undergraduate Research Symposium and Art Exhibition at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

The public is invited to hear the presentations, explore the topics, ask questions and give feedback.

Some of the research projects that will be featured include:
• Toxins in mussels and clams from harmful algal blooms in surface waters
• Immigration, migration and ethnic identity explored through autobiographical accounts and family histories
• Data analysis of a service learning project with the Boys and Girls club
• Sensation seeking and how it is associated with less sensitivity to the effects of alcohol
• Bridge design, building design and structural platform design

The sessions will be in Consolidated Information Center (CIC) 120, with Thursday’s presentations also in the West Atrium.

Disciplines covered will include English, political science, history, fine arts, engineering, psychology, education, Spanish and the sciences.


Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations specialist, 509-372-7333,