William R. Wiley Scholarship -
Established By Bob & Katie Ferguson
William R. Wiley scholarships support under-represented students pursing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees).
William R. Wiley joined the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a microbiologist in 1965. He served as the director of PNNL from 1984 to 1994. In 1986, he introduced the initiative for the creation of the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a national user facility at PNNL.
Dr. Wiley earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Tougaloo College, a master’s degree in microbiology from the University of Illinois-Urbana, and a doctorate in bacteriology from Washington State University.
Dr. Wiley served on the WSU Board of Regents from 1989 to 1994, and led efforts to establish WSU’s Tri-Cities.
Dr. Wiley’s many accomplishments include being named “Tri-Citian of the Year” in 1989. His message was that we must keep young men and women, especially members of traditionally under-represented minorities, in the science and engineering pipeline because they are essential to our nation’s global economic competitiveness.
Above all else, Dr. Wiley was a man who believed that actions spoke louder than words, and personally dedicated his gifts and his genius to promoting progress through education and the creation of greater opportunities for all.
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