Fellows in the News
Posted by Lauren Hertel on Thursday, September 17 2015

Fellows:

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.

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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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