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Grad students showcase research

Grad students showcase research

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under GPSA, News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Apples may still harbor bacteria following a standard wash, but a WSU graduate student is looking into cleaner ways to package fruit. Ewa Pietrysiak, who presented her studies at the Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Expo on Thursday, stood in front of a poster with magnified images of listeria...

Prof studies urban tech in rural homes

Prof studies urban tech in rural homes

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, Research

As city populations swell, groups of researchers at WSU, University of Idaho and Chinese universities want to make sure rural communities reap some benefits of urban technological development. Liu Jiaping, director of Green Architecture Research Center at China’s Xi’an University of Architecture...

Police, scientists, hope to use drones for innovation

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

Three local experts discussed how local governments use drones for science and public safety, as well as issues recreational users should keep in mind when operating on the Palouse on Tuesday. Tony Bean, executive director of Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, said when flying drones for recreation,...

Mimicking nature with 3-D printing

Mimicking nature with 3-D printing

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Susmita Bose, professor at the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture at WSU, presented her research on how 3-D printing can impact biomedical studies by manufacturing bone implants. Bose, recipient of this year’s Distinguished Faculty Award, said she is extremely humbled to help educate...

Campus groups work to inspire future scientists

Campus groups work to inspire future scientists

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Wind tunnels, sparkling gemstones and chemical reactions are just some of the many phenomena children explored during the Kids’ Science and Engineering Day, held Saturday in Pullman. The WSU Society of Women Engineers put on its ninth annual KSED event, where nearly 200 children participated in...

WSU sues over Cosmic Crisp

WSU sues over Cosmic Crisp

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2018


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

WSU filed a countersuit in response to a lawsuit brought against the university by an agriculture technology company over a new variety of apple. A lawsuit filed in King County by Phytelligence on Feb. 26 claims that WSU broke the terms of their contract that deals with the Cosmic Crisp apple variety,...

Researchers explain how black holes can fill galaxies

Researchers explain how black holes can fill galaxies

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under News, Research

The twinkling of stars indicates movement, which can be used to determine their mass and ultimately the black hole they surround. Ultra-compact dwarf galaxies can contain black holes 20 million times the mass of Earth’s sun. Anil Seth, a visiting assistant professor from the University of Utah Physics...

New facilities to meet animal research requirements

New facilities to meet animal research requirements

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

The research programs in the way of the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport runway expansion project should be able to adjust to their new facilities without much difficulty, program leaders said. The Board of Regents approved the design of the new buildings, which will cost $14.7 million, at its last...

Speaker brings genetic mods to forefront

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under News, Research

Scientific research is changing due to technology that allows scientists to quickly replicate genomic information, a practice several WSU labs have already implemented. This technology — called CRISPR, short for clustered regularly interspaced palindromic repeats — uses a type of enzyme, Cas9,...

Prof studies body camera footage

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU researcher is using police body camera footage to understand how law enforcers use force and interact with civilians. David Makin, a WSU criminal justice professor and lead researcher on the project, said over the course of 50 years of history and research into police encounters, no one has...

Researchers look to save collapsing bee colonies

Researchers look to save collapsing bee colonies

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

Two WSU researchers won $10,000 in a competition for their development of a food supplement that protects honey bees from toxic molecules in pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. Waled Suliman, a postdoctoral researcher in the biological systems engineering department, and Brandon Hopkins, an entomology...

Marsupial mutation could help fight human cancers

Marsupial mutation could help fight human cancers

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

February 7, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Tasmanian devils are the only animal known to be able to fight off cancerous tumors, and a WSU researcher hopes to find how that ability could transfer to human cancer treatment. Mark Margres, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Biological Sciences, presented his research on the regression...

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