The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has generously offered to provide $171,500 toward the purchase of two analytical instruments that together will greatly expand WSU Vancouver’s analytical capabilities: an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) and an Ion Chromatograph (IC).  We are optimistic that these instruments will be available to researchers on a fee basis beginning early in 2017 — stay tuned for more information.  In the meantime, we are very excited about the potential to use these instruments to characterize water quality, elemental transfers, and biogeochemical transformations!