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Posted by Lauren Hertel on Thursday, September 17 2015


Jason Selwitz

Doctoral student Baran Arslan experienced bioproducts production processes this summer that he formerly had only seen in the lab on the nano scale.

He participated in a new summer course through Washington State University Tri-Cities that created a bioproduct from start to finish, covering topics from fermentation and pyrolysis of biomaterials to process controls and industrial maintenance.


The plan is to offer industry-relevant continuing education throughout the year, said Jason Selwitz, WWCC plant operations instructor, coordinator of the course and WSU doctoral candidate.

“We were trying to tackle three things: Get undergraduate and graduate students more hands-on experience; provide continuing education to our partners in industry; and orient students new to the workforce toward training opportunities at WWCC and WSU,” he said.

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