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Subject Matter Centers

Agricultural Weather Network (AWN)

Agricultural Weather Net provides access to current and historical weather data from Washington State University’s automated weather station network along with a range of models and decision aids. The weather data, advisories, weather data products and decision support systems provided by AWN and WSU can help improve production and product quality, optimize resource use and reduce environmental impact.

Center for Precision & Automated Agricultural Systems (CPAAS)

The mission of CPAAS is to advance the science and practice of precision agriculture in Washington State and beyond. The CPAAS is directed by Dr.Qin Zhang and is physically located at the Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center (IAREC) in Prosser, WA.

Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)

The Mission of the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources is to foster approaches to agriculture and natural resource stewardship that are economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially responsive.

Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership (CTLL)

The Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership will provide students, faculty, staff, alumni and external partners with value-added opportunities that will allow people to get MORE out of their professional and personal experiences. The mission of the CTLL is to support people with: Making connections, creating Opportunities to transform and inspire, Realizing our own purpose and helping others do the same, and Expanding our potential as leaders to build a sustainable, global community.

Clean Plant Center

The Clean Plant Center Northwest (CPCNW) is a collaborative effort of scientists, researchers, nurseries and growers. We work together to increase the economic sustainability of specialty crop production in the United States.The program emphasizes the management of diseases caused by viruses and virus-like agents that affect vegetatively propagated perennial plants including fruit trees, grapevines and hop plants.

Composite Materials and Engineering Center

The Composite Materials and Engineering Center (CMEC) is an interdisciplinary research facility administered through the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University. The CMEC provides a unified program of research, education, and technology transfer in the areas of sustainable composite materials, processing innovations, and enhanced design methodologies for structural performance and public safety.

Food and Environmental Quality Laboratory

The FEQL provides unbiased information and expert research on food safety, sustainable agriculture, and environmental stewardship. The FEQL assists in identifying and facilitating discussion of issues of concern to food producers, private industry, governmental agencies and the public at large.

IMPACT Center in the School of Economic Sciences

The IMPACT Center, located in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University, seeks to address economic, social, political, and technical problems that affect the competitiveness of Washington’s agriculture and related sectors. Being positioned in a major land grant university enables IMPACT to draw on expertise and knowledge from an array of researchers in a wide range of fields. IMPACT provides Washington agricultural exporters with the science and technology they need to be successful in today’s global market by utilizing the expertise of university scientists in research, education and communication to solve marketing problems and transfer technology to agricultural exporters.

Water Research Center

Located in Pullman, Washington, the State of Washington Water Research Center (SWWRC) is a joint agency of Washington State University and the University of Washington, with input from other state research universities through a Joint Scientific Committee (JSC). The SWWRC has a threefold mission: i) to oversee and conduct applied water-related research, ii) to foster the education and training of our Nation’s future water professionals, and iii) to transfer research results to those who manage or use the Nation’s water resources

Wine Science Center

WSU, in partnership with the Washington wine industry, is building a world-class wine research and education program that will support the growth of the state’s wine industry by providing viticulture and enology professionals and technical know-how to meet the needs of this vital economic segment. Central to the program is the Wine Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of wine country on the WSU Tri-Cities campus. It will serve as a focal point to spark innovation, fuel economic development, support national and international collaboration, and provide research breakthroughs. The research and teaching conducted will be specific to the challenges and opportunities faced by grape-growers and wine-makers in the Pacific Northwest.