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USDA funds WSU biofuel research

USDA funds WSU biofuel research

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

WSU leads all other universities in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded research and development spending in the last fiscal year. The amount of research and development spending by WSU is a testament to the quantity and importance of research being done by WSU faculty and students,...

Students compete in baseball analytics conference

Students compete in baseball analytics conference

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Four WSU students participated in a competition over spring break at the Society for American Baseball Research Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Dante Ludlow, junior sports management major, said he found out about the competition while he searched for internships. WSU does not have a...

Spark hosts engineering competition

Spark hosts engineering competition

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU Information Technology Services (ITS) will host a Mobile App Design Hack-A-Thon (MAD HAT) this weekend. Guy Westhoff, WSU Enterprise Systems director, said the hackathon will allow students to operate within the environment created by the development of a mobile app. The event will begin 8...

Technology fee proposals continue

Technology fee proposals continue

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Several groups presented proposals to the WSU Technology Fee Committee for possible funding. Lukas Cevetello, a representative for the electrical engineering and computer science school, presented a proposal for funds to update some of their technical equipment. There would be a fee of about $40...

Nonprofit to build edible garden in downtown Pullman

Nonprofit to build edible garden in downtown Pullman

NAPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

The Phoenix Conservancy group, a nonprofit dedicated to the restoration of endangered and threatened ecosystems, will grow its first edible garden in Pullman. Kayla Wakulich, a doctoral student in WSU’s Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences program, said the garden would grow in downtown Pullman...

Student regent reflects on role, looks to future

Student regent reflects on role, looks to future

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Faculty, News, Top-feature

Student Regent Jordan Frost will continue his leadership legacy at a high school in Issaquah when he leaves his position this summer. During his time as a regent, Frost said he works with nine other regents to look at the WSU system and see where there are challenges in the university and opportunities...

Library introduces VR program

Library introduces VR program

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Local, News

The Whitman County Library in Colfax will implement a virtual reality program starting on March 27 to modernize and expand the library. Kristie Kirkpatrick, Whitman County Library director, said this program will be available to the public by appointment on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The...

Committee reviews budget proposals

Committee reviews budget proposals

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Technology Fee Committee discussed requests to use money from the annual student fee at its Technology Budget Review on Monday. Capital Budget Director Deborah Carlson said the student technology fee was instituted in 2015 and brings in about $640,000 a year for the university. She said...

Students discuss college admission scandal

Students discuss college admission scandal

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU students and members of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA) discussed the recent national college admissions scandal and affirmative action during their meeting Monday night. Nallely Sanchez-Aguilar, MEChA co-chair showed a four-minute video from CBS Evening News, which explained...

NHSTA recalls 37 million Takata airbags

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Pullman Police issued an alert regarding a recall of Takata airbags. Drivers can check their vehicle for any recalls by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website and entering either a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or the year, make and model of a vehicle into the section...

New device furthers WSU research on thermal bacteria

New device furthers WSU research on thermal bacteria

SANDY VO, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

WSU graduate researchers worked with Montana State University (MSU) students to find an improved method of enriching thermophilic bacteria — bacteria that thrive in water with high temperatures — in their native environment. Abdelrhman Mohamed, WSU graduate research assistant, said WSU teamed...

WSU students take first in national construction competition

WSU students take first in national construction competition

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Construction Management team earned top rankings for their solution strategies in the Associated Schools of Construction competition in early February. Anne Anderson, WSU construction management assistant professor, said the virtual design and construction team competed with schools across...

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