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Sensor will detect expired milk before opening, researchers discover

Sensor will detect expired milk before opening, researchers discover

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2019


Filed under Faculty, News, Research, Showcase

A newly developed sensor for plastic milk gallons will be able to determine if milk is expired before the consumer opens the container. Shyam Sablani, researcher and professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, said a team of researchers led by the department, the WSU and UI School...

WSU, UI to host program on pollinators

WSU, UI to host program on pollinators

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019


Filed under Local, Moscow Community, News, Pullman Community, Research

The entomology departments of WSU and University of Idaho will team up together to host a family-friendly workshop about pollinators on the Palouse. The workshop will take place 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute in Moscow. Jessica Fung, graduate student at the...

Researcher analyzes data from college-aged males on sexual violence

Researcher analyzes data from college-aged males on sexual violence

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

An associate professor at WSU helped analyze research on the sexual aggression of college-aged males. Michael Cleveland, department of human development associate professor, said the research implemented the use of longitudinal data, or data collected over a period of time, to examine how alcohol...

Researcher studies monsoons in South Asia

Researcher studies monsoons in South Asia

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

As monsoons in South Asia become less predictable and more intense, WSU research is helping understand how and why it happens. Deepti Singh, assistant professor in WSU’s School of the Environment, said seasonal monsoons have an impact on the life and economy of people living in countries like India. Singh...

Lack of resources prompted research of WSU buildings

Lack of resources prompted research of WSU buildings

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Students at WSU researched the architectural history of the university to compose an informational booklet that will help guide future builders to be consistent with the campus’s design standards. Phil Gruen, WSU associate professor of architecture, said the idea for this project came from the lack...

Researchers connect cholesterol, swelling

Researchers connect cholesterol, swelling

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

Researchers at WSU found that a certain type of cholesterol in the body could be linked to cancer and other heart health issues. Santanu Bose, professor in the department of veterinary microbiology and pathology, said inflammation is a “double-edged sword” because it is needed to help fight infection,...

Researchers work to decrease salt levels in food, but keep same taste

Researchers work to decrease salt levels in food, but keep same taste

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

Researchers are testing different salt compounds in everyday food items like tomato soup. They are using an electronic tongue with seven sensors that each react to one of the flavors: sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter, umami and metallic, said Carolyn Ross, director of the Sensory Evaluation Facil...

Research shows road chemical damages street health

Research shows road chemical damages street health

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Research, Safety, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU researcher found that a chemical used on the roads during snowy weather has dangerous, and hidden, effects on the health of roadways and bridges. Xianming Shi, WSU civil and environmental engineering associate professor, found that samples of concrete exposed to magnesium chloride with repeate...

WSU releases documentary on government, Shoshone Bannock treaty

WSU releases documentary on government, Shoshone Bannock treaty

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Research, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU documentary, filmed over the course of eight years, showed research on an unratified treaty between the U.S. and the mixed-band of Shoshone Bannock and sheep-eater people. Alicia Woodard, a part-time history graduate student, said the documentary brings to light how the federal government t...

Student plans app to reduce DUI rates

Student plans app to reduce DUI rates

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

A WSU student created a concept for an app in response to an increase in rates of drunk driving in Washington. Savanna Obernberger, junior criminal justice major, said she worked with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and four classmates in a crime prevention strategies course. She said the...

Team aims to find bee disease solution

Team aims to find bee disease solution

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU research team will study refrigeration storage in hopes that there will be fewer losses from parasites during almond pollination. The grants from the Almond Board of California and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission totaled $200,000 for three 20-foot by 8-foot cargo containers, which w...

Researchers study effects of alcohol concentration in wine

Researchers study effects of alcohol concentration in wine

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

Research done by scientists at WSU suggests that a wine's alcohol concentration may play a larger role than other properties of the wine in determining its taste, aroma and mouthfeel. Jim Harbertson, an associate professor of enology, said the study involved producing wines of different alcohol concentra...

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