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Students and faculty at Washington State University's Tri-Cities campus will be moving into a state of the art teaching facility for classes next August. Students and faculty at Washington State University's Tri-Cities campus will be moving into a state of the art teaching facility for classes next August.
TRI-CITIES, Wash. -

Students and faculty at Washington State University's Tri-Cities campus will be moving into a state of the art teaching facility for classes next August. The Wine Science Center will have the most advanced technology in the world, including a custom wine chemistry lab, molecular biology lab and a plant physiology lab.

Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling is the Director of Viticulture and Enology and a professor on campus who has overseen the campaign since day one. He has worked in the wine industry in both Australia and New York at Cornell University, but has since moved to Washington because of his passion for wine. Dr. Henick-Kling says the industry here is dynamic, quality-focused and ambitious and he wanted to contribute to its development in the state.

One of the facility's leading contributors in the developmental stages was Gary Ballew, who is the Volunteer Executive Director of the Wine Science Center's Development Authority. He says the center will provide capabilities to grow the wine industry with research capabilities and trained professionals.

The last of the equipment is currently being ordered and installed.

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