Washington State University Tri-Cities is sponsoring a reception to celebrate the region's chemists and chemistry students.
The free event will begin at 5 p.m. Friday in the West Building Atrium on WSU Tri-Cities' campus, 2710 Crimson Way in Richland.
Chemists who were recently designated as fellows by the American Chemical Society will be honored, as well as 50- and 60-year members.
Students from Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande will present their research projects.
A chemistry Nobel Laureate-themed quilt made by students at Columbia Basin College will be on display.