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Researchers aim to save fuel used by marine vessels

Researchers aim to save fuel used by marine vessels

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A team of WSU researchers are creating a way for marine vessels to save fuel. They are doing this by reducing the drag of the vessels, said Konstantin Matveev, associate professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. The team has created an air layer between the vessel hull and ...

Researchers to create green housing materials

Researchers to create green housing materials

SANDY VO, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

Researchers from WSU’s Composite Materials and Engineering Center (CMEC) partnered with a nonprofit recycling center in Port Angeles to combine recycled carbon fiber from airplanes with thermally-modified timber to construct better housing materials. CMEC Director Don Bender said they were looking...

Veterinary college replaces long-lasting MRI machine

Veterinary college replaces long-lasting MRI machine

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

March 21, 2019


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

The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine has replaced its 22-year-old MRI machine after three and a half years of fundraising. It is recommended to replace the machine every three to five years, but Kay Glaser, associate development director of the veterinary medicine office, said the college’s MRI machin...

USDA funds WSU biofuel research

USDA funds WSU biofuel research

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

WSU leads all other universities in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded research and development spending in the last fiscal year. The amount of research and development spending by WSU is a testament to the quantity and importance of research being done by WSU faculty and students,...

New device furthers WSU research on thermal bacteria

New device furthers WSU research on thermal bacteria

SANDY VO, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

WSU graduate researchers worked with Montana State University (MSU) students to find an improved method of enriching thermophilic bacteria — bacteria that thrive in water with high temperatures — in their native environment. Abdelrhman Mohamed, WSU graduate research assistant, said WSU teamed...

WSU students take first in national construction competition

WSU students take first in national construction competition

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Construction Management team earned top rankings for their solution strategies in the Associated Schools of Construction competition in early February. Anne Anderson, WSU construction management assistant professor, said the virtual design and construction team competed with schools across...

Proposed laws may remove daylight saving time switch

Proposed laws may remove daylight saving time switch

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Research, Showcase

Proposed bills in the Washington State Legislature involve the removal of the daylight saving time switch, as WSU researchers found that the hour switch negatively impacts sleep. SB 5139, a Senate bill to make daylight saving time year-round, passed in the Senate, according to the Washington State Legislature web...

Microscope allows three-dimensional reconstruction

Microscope allows three-dimensional reconstruction

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2019


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

A new microscope is open for student and faculty use at the Franceschi Microscopy and Imaging Center (FMIC). FMIC staff scientist Daniel Mullendore said the Apreo VolumeScope is a scanning electron microscope (SEM) capable of taking thin sections of a biological sample, resulting in a three-dime...

Researchers separate gas, combat climate change

Researchers separate gas, combat climate change

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU research team is working on solutions to climate change. A new process could capture and separate carbon dioxide from gases emitted from industrial processes. The main reason they are researching this separation is climate change. “CO2 is a greenhouse gas, right?” said Xiahui Zhang,...

WSU graduate student discovers 2,000-year-old artifact

WSU graduate student discovers 2,000-year-old artifact

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019


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

A WSU anthropologist uncovered the oldest known tattooing tool in western North America. Andrew D. Gillreath-Brown, WSU anthropology Ph.D. candidate, said the 2,000-year-old tattoo tool artifact is made from skunkbush sumac twig with yucca leaf strips that hold two prickly pear spines. The tool came...

Researchers study visuals’ effect on learning

Researchers study visuals’ effect on learning

SANDY VO, Evergreen reporter

March 6, 2019


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

Two researchers are studying how visual literacy skills can be incorporated into their teaching. Erika G. Offerdahl, associate professor for WSU’s School of Molecular Biosciences, said visual literacy skills can be described as skills that help students learn how to develop visual representation...

Veterinary students can use Stage III to learn how to operate on animals

Veterinary students can use Stage III to learn how to operate on animals

KAYE GILL, Evergreen reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine now has a tool that will aid veterinary students in learning how to operate on animals. The tool marks the first of its kind. “Stage III is a hybrid simulation technology,” said Karen Hunt, WSU Office of Research public relations coordinator. “It was d...

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