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WSU waits on funding from 2018 Farm Bill

WSU waits on funding from 2018 Farm Bill

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2019


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

WSU is waiting to hear how the 2018 Farm Bill funds will be allocated. Colleen Kerr, vice president for external affairs and government relations and chief legislative officer at WSU, said the $867 billion bill was approved by both houses of Congress and signed Dec. 20 by President Donald Trump. “The...

Researcher explores data on cannabis users

Researcher explores data on cannabis users

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

A WSU assistant professor partnered with researchers to study the relationship between using cannabis and driving. Carrie Cuttler, assistant professor of psychology, said they wanted to understand the percentage of cannabis users who think it is safe to drive under the influence. They also wanted...

Website brings WSU’s history to life

Website brings WSU’s history to life

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

The Historic Preservation Committee has created an online platform dedicated to the history of WSU’s campus. The project is funded by the Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections unit and the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at WSU, Andrew Gillreath-Brown, creator of the website...

Kinesiology major tackles mobility treatment for Parkinson’s disease

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A sports science kinesiology major won the grand prize for her research on Parkinson’s Disease at the College of Education’s 2018 semi-annual Bruya-Wood Undergraduate Research Conference. Collette Edge, the author of the research, defined Parkinson’s Disease as a degenerative neurological disorder. “Individuals...

Combating alcohol abuse in Native populations

Combating alcohol abuse in Native populations

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

January 7, 2019


Filed under Faculty, News, Research, Showcase

A WSU professor is leading research on alcohol abuse among Native people to promote effective, long-term treatments. Dedra Buchwald, director of the Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), said the research is supported by a 5-year, $7.1 million grant from the National...

Researcher studies environmental impacts of clothing fibers

Researcher studies environmental impacts of clothing fibers

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU professor is researching microplastic fibers’ movements and impact on the environment. The main source of microplastic fibers are clothes made of synthetic fibers, such as polyester or nylon, but fabrics like cotton also have microplastic fibers. These fibers come off when clothes are being...

Professor exploring tumors in Tasmanian devils

Professor exploring tumors in Tasmanian devils

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU researcher is leading a team studying the genes and other genetic variations behind the shrinking of contagious cancerous tumors in Tasmanian devils. Andrew Storfer, an evolutionary geneticist and professor of biology, is working with an international team of researchers to investigate how some...

Professors studying how to fit more data into less space

Professors studying how to fit more data into less space

HANNAH WELZBACKER

December 3, 2018


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

Two WSU associate professors have received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop computer technology to read tightly-packed information on hard drives while limiting error rates. Krishnamoorthy Sivakumar and Ben Belzer, both from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer...

High school STEM program receives funding

High school STEM program receives funding

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

November 28, 2018


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

Cougs Rise, an initiative of WSU’s Office of the Provost, has received an additional $120,000 in funding to help create a summer STEM program for graduating high school students. Funded by federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Cougs Rise serves first-generation or low-income students...

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 MCLAIN, 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...

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