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India Dykes, junior bioengineering major, said she spent months working on the application. Her research focuses on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Three WSU students named Goldwater Scholars

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

Three WSU students received awards from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.   Over 5,000 students from 438 institutions across the country applied to be...

Misinformation is difficult to navigate because there are often elements of truth embedded throughout the rest of the information, said Erica Austin, WSU professor and director of the Murrow Center for Media and Health Promotion Research.

WSU faculty member speaks on COVID-19 misinformation

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 2, 2021

According to one WSU faculty member, misinformation is a prominent factor of the pandemic and has ultimately determined many people’s decisions about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The problem is...

Students can take the survey every two years. In 2019, the WSU response rate for seniors was 24 percent while the first-year student response rate was 26 percent.

National student engagement survey open until mid-May

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter March 15, 2021

WSU first-year students and seniors can take the National Survey of Student Engagement until mid-May.  The Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research organizes the NSSE and collects survey...

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...

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