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The WSU “Assessing League Impacts” research project would promote more significant league impact and generate more support for league chapters. 

WSU researchers create model for analyzing League of Women Voters’ growth

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter February 17, 2021

The League of Women Voters of Washington is collaborating with WSU researchers to find ways to promote the organization’s statewide growth and outreach. WSU researchers presented their ongoing project,...

Only one department has announced they will halt admissions for fall 2021 so far, said Lisa Gloss, dean of WSU's Graduate School.

Department of Sociology not recruiting graduate students for fall 2021

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 12, 2021

The GPSA executive board discussed admissions for WSU graduate degree programs, as well as upcoming Professional Development Initiative events during a meeting Thursday. Rabayet Sadnan, GPSA awards...

The USDA Plant Biosciences building will be the fifth addition to the university's Research and Educational Complex.

USDA research facility will replace Johnson Hall

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter February 3, 2021

WSU plans to replace Johnson Hall with a new federally-funded USDA research building as an addition to the university’s modern research complex.   Richard Koenig, chair of WSU’s Department...

WSU state lobbyist Chris Mulick said it would take about $8 million to demolish Johnson Hall.

WSU lobbies for funding of USDA research building on Pullman campus

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

A WSU alumnus enters the 2021 biennial legislative session lobbying to fund the development of new buildings, including a new agricultural research facility in Pullman. Chris Mulick, WSU state lobbyist...

“We’re catching people long before they feel sick typically, and that reduces the number of people in the duration of exposure,” said Ethan Adams, CEO of Veterinary Medical Research & Development.

Company creates way to detect COVID-19 earlier

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter December 11, 2020

Pullman’s Veterinary Medical Research & Development is conducting a new method to collect COVID-19 samples using previously worn face masks. The sample collection allows for early detection...

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi can help plants absorb light and water. They expand the plant’s root zone and act as a biofertilizer.

WSU Tri-Cities researchers use fungi to replace chemical fertilizers

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2020

A team at WSU Tri-Cities is researching a type of fungus that could replace chemical fertilizers in crops. The team is working to see if applying inoculants that contain arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi...

Jenna Pederson, senior general studies in biological sciences major, said she is interested in studying animal behavior and conducting drug research.

WSU undergrads receive awards during national STEM conference

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2020

Two WSU students received a $175 award each for their undergraduate research projects during an annual national STEM conference. Seniors Jenna Pederson and Ezra Mead attended the Annual Biomedical Research...

Pullman Regional Hospital's 2021 annual gala might be held in person, said Rueben Mayes, PRH chief development officer.

Hospital discusses COVID-19 vaccine distribution, financial goals

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

The Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners discussed the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the 2021 budget expenses and financial objectives, during a meeting on Wednesday. Gerald...

Marcus Poppen, assistant professor of special education, said his research team plans to use the money to learn about how partnering with employers and schools helps students prepare for life after college.

Grant funds employment opportunities for students receiving special education services

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2020

A team from the WSU College of Education received a two-year $300,000 grant to prepare students who receive special education services for employment after graduation.  Marcus Poppen, assistant professor...

The algorithm identifies which groups of people to vaccinate to prevent further infection.

Researchers develop algorithm from disease simulation

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2020

Researchers from WSU and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new computer algorithm that can identify regions where vaccines should be distributed to increase immunization. The algorithm...

A third of survey participants considered themselves food insecure, and a third were also claiming unemployment benefits.

Pandemic leads to increase of food-insecure people in Washington

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2020

A team of researchers found the number of food-insecure people in Washington has doubled from 1.1 million to 2.2 million since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.  The WAFOOD Survey Team researched...

If someone cannot engage with their environment in a way that satisfies them, they are more likely to experience a sense of boredom.

People feel less boredom as pandemic continues, study finds

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

Researchers found that people experienced more boredom at the beginning of the pandemic, but as restrictions continue, people have become adept at finding something to occupy their time. After states...

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