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Student wants to diversify STEM with fellowship

Student wants to diversify STEM with fellowship

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2018


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

WSU graduate student Courtney Benjamin was granted the opportunity to join an academic fellowship to help further her research on social issues in STEM. Benjamin, a Ph.D. candidate in cultural studies and social thought in education, was accepted into the Community for Advancing Discovery Research...

Research links cannabis, learning problems

Research links cannabis, learning problems

MADYSEN MCCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2018


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

A recent WSU study found the offspring of pregnant rats exposed to cannabis vapor experienced negative cognitive effects. Assistant Professor Ryan McLaughlin started to examine the effects of marijuana on the brain and behavior of rats whose mothers were exposed to cannabis at WSU a little over a...

Research determines link between crops, climate change

Research determines link between crops, climate change

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2018


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

Research about climate cooling thousands of years ago offers new insight into how societies changed their diets, agricultural practices and trade routes to adapt to the change. WSU adjunct professor Kyle Bocinsky and former WSU professor Jade d’Alpoim Guedes are studying the effects of cooling events...

Nez Perce used tobacco before many historians thought

Nez Perce used tobacco before many historians thought

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018


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

WSU researchers have recently discovered that Native American tribes in the Northwest grew and smoked tobacco long before scientists and historians previously thought. David Gang, a professor in the Institute of Biological Chemistry, and Shannon Tushingham, an assistant professor and director of the...

Plant history, genomes, what makes chocolate so tasty

Plant history, genomes, what makes chocolate so tasty

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Research

A WSU researcher is working with a team of scientists to analyze specific varieties of cacao plants, an essential ingredient of chocolate, to better understand the evolutionary history and create a variety that can yield optimal flavor while producing at a high rate and resisting disease. Omar Cornejo,...

Study finds not all E. coli is bad

Study finds not all E. coli is bad

ANNABELLE HUTSON, Evergreen contributor

October 29, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

While it can be a danger in many cases, the bacteria E. coli is on the horizon for researchers as they find out more about its benefits. Stephanie Smith, a food safety specialist at WSU working to increase food safety practices across the state of Washington, said foodborne illness is a large issue...

Student does market research on gift timing

Student does market research on gift timing

HAYLEY MARTINEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A research activity created by a WSU graduate student aims to find out consumer preferences when giving gifts and bring students free coffee as well. The study, designed by graduate student Sheng Bi, collects data about what affects a person’s preference for the time and day when they send gifts. “I...

WSU researchers develop sugar sensor

WSU researchers develop sugar sensor

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU researchers have created a sensor made of a biofuel cell and an electronics component which detects diseases such as diabetes or cardiac problems. “The novelty in what we have done is that a biofuel cell is not new by itself,” said Subhansu Gupta, assistant professor in the School of Electrical...

Agricultural robots combine future, farming practices

Agricultural robots combine future, farming practices

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

In a partnership with the University of Technology Sydney in Australia, WSU scientists are working to create agricultural robots to help local farmers and industries maintain and harvest crops efficiently. The partnership started on Sept. 24, said Manoj Karkee, an assistant professor in the biological...

Professor working to prevent animal illness

Professor working to prevent animal illness

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

A professor at WSU is working with universities, national agencies and non-profit organizations to study and find solutions on animal disease issues worldwide. “I’ve been working on this for about 15 years, spending my time looking into these diseases locally and internationally,” said Thomas...

Severe drought, famine may reoccur, professor says

Severe drought, famine may reoccur, professor says

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase, WSU Vancouver

A possible reprise of the worst-known drought and famine may be resurfacing, according to WSU researchers. Deepti Singh, a professor at WSU Vancouver’s School of the Environment, has spent the last year and a half studying droughts and famines that have occurred around the world in the past several...

Astronomers discuss Pluto planetary debate

Astronomers discuss Pluto planetary debate

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen contributor

October 15, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

The debate over Pluto’s classification as a planet has been fought by astronomers and the public ever since the International Astronomical Union, a global assembly of astronomy experts, voted to establish a definition of a planet that excluded Pluto in 2006. Pluto was deemed not to be a planet because...

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