Selwitz offers hands-on training in bioproducts
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.