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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Weather tower in Pullman

WSU’s weather data collection stations receive upgrades statewide

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2022

The WSU AgWeatherNet, which collects weather data throughout the state of Washington, is in the process of upgrading its weather stations to enhance its collection techniques. The AgWeatherNet received...

Grant provides affordable testing for harmful cherry disease

Grant provides affordable testing for harmful cherry disease

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter July 28, 2022

WSU gained access to a $530,589 grant in June to study little cherry disease and fund testing services at WSU's Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic, where researchers will receive their first samples this week. LCD...

(From left to right) Dr. Anders Omsland, Tyrus Adrian Thomas and doctorate student Cameron Mandel discuss their research in the Anders lab for the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health.

MARC-WSU enters second year of supporting diverse voices in STEM

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter July 21, 2022

By the end of August, four students from underrepresented backgrounds will be accepted into a STEM program offering financial support and preparation for doctorate degrees. The federal government established...

Everyday polylactic acid wastes can be chemically broken down into monomers and then transformed into 3D printable resin within 48 hours.

Cougar Cage sets stage for researchers to reduce plastic waste

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter July 14, 2022

Post-doctoral research associate Yu-Chung Chang and his team won $50,000 to explore chemical recycling on May 10 at Cougar Cage, hoping to reduce plastic waste in landfills and oceans. Cougar Cage is...

Police officer Michael Petlovany of the Washington State University Police Department demonstrates how his body camera operates Febuary 20th, 2013.

Undergraduates will study connection between race, policing

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter July 11, 2022

Undergraduate researchers will analyze disparities in body-worn camera footage from police officers in 2023, funded by a $433,081 grant for WSU's Complex Social Interactions Lab.  For nine weeks, students...

You can find pikas resting in the rocky slopes of the Cascade and Rocky Mountains

Wildlife of the Week: American Pika

MASON MARON July 8, 2022

In the rocky, talus slopes of the Cascades and Rocky Mountains, a small mammal called a pika finds its home among the boulders. Slightly bigger than a softball, the American pika is a close relative...

The robot and its electrostatic sprayer will be tested in a lab before they are tested in the field next spring.

Robotic pollinator could decrease reliance on bees

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter June 30, 2022

WSU researchers are creating a robotic pollination system to stabilize the pollination process and decrease farmers’ dependence on bees. The engineering and horticulture science departments will collaborate...

Monkeypox spreads through prolonged direct contact or large droplets, meaning it is not as transmissible as COVID-19.

Science Explained: What is monkeypox, how is it different from COVID-19?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 27, 2022

Four people in Washington, all of them in King County, have tested positive for monkeypox, a virus that has been appearing in headlines worldwide since May. However, monkeypox is much less transmissible...

A Vireo perched on a treebranch.

Wildlife of the Week: Warbling Vireo

MASON MARON June 24, 2022

In the springs and summers of Pullman, one can often hear the bubbly song of the Warbling Vireo.  This small songbird does well in urban and suburban areas, building its nests in forested parks...

A successful gut-on-a-chip model will determine whether or not researchers can use microcin to control an infection.

Researchers develop gut-on-a-chip technology to study E. coli, future treatments

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter June 20, 2022

WSU researchers are developing gut-on-a-chip technology to determine why Escherichia coli can be lethal in dogs and humans. Escherichia coli, or E. coli, is a group of bacteria that live in the intestinal...

Watch out for this reptiles distinct tail rattle.

Wildlife of the Week: The Northern Pacific Rattlesnake

MASON MARON June 17, 2022

The Northern Pacific Rattlesnake is found throughout the dry, arid parts of the Pacific Northwest, including the Palouse. They range from Southwestern Canada to Northern Mexico, generally inhabiting...

The finch species has a decurved bill that is used to feed on nectar.

Wildlife of the week: ‘I’iwi

MASON MARON May 23, 2022

The ʻIʻiwi, also known as the scarlet Hawaiian honeycreeper, is a unique finch species found only in the Hawaiian islands. The finch species has a long, decurved bill specialized for feeding...

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