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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

Traci Gillig works at a camp to assess the effectiveness the experience has on visitors.

WSU professor impacts LGBTQ community through research, education

CALLIE GERBER October 27, 2021

Editors note: Traci Gillig's pronouns are she/they. WSU communications professor Traci Gillig has found passion in social justice and making the world a better place. They enjoy participating in...

Shichao Ding, WSU doctoral candidate and primary author of the study, used a 3-D sensor to test glyphosate levels in beverages. Glyphosate can possibly cause major health issues, but is safe to consume in small amounts.

Glyphosate: What’s in your water?

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen reporter October 7, 2021

WSU researchers at the Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory have developed a 3D-printed sensor capable of detecting glyphosate in beverages.  Glyphosate is a herbicide that can possibly cause...

Crop insurance financially covers cops that cannot be sold, like this frost-damaged spring canola from May.

Crop Insurance ensures the future of farms

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter September 23, 2021

Agriculture is a risky business, which is why farmers rely on crop insurance to cover their losses when prices and crop yields drop.  Most farms in Washington rely on crop insurance, said Randy...

Biofilm granules like the ones pictured here contain extracellular polymeric substances that act as glue to hold bacteria — and soil — together.

Researchers strengthen soil using environmentally-friendly bacterial ‘glue’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor July 14, 2021

Slimy layers of bacteria called biofilms can act as an environmentally-friendly glue to improve the strength of soil, according to a WSU study published in the journal Biofilm.  Biofilms occur when...

It is important for people to learn tips to prevent asthma exacerbation before wildfire season starts.

Researchers study impacts of wildfire smoke on lung function

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 23, 2021

WSU College of Nursing researchers conducted a study using an app to help asthma sufferers monitor their symptoms during wildfire season. The study’s goal was to identify how and when air quality...

The conservation of Tasmanian devils is crucial as they are one of only a few species consuming bones as part of their diet.

Researchers find Tasmanian devil genome responds to unique transmissible cancer

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 18, 2021

An international collaboration involving researchers from the University of Idaho and WSU is studying transmissible cancers and evolution in Tasmanian devils.  Tasmanian devils are marsupials that...

Eric Barrow, Miles Pepper and Scott Hanson, employees of the Voiland College Machine Shop, are helping build the CentriFLEX prototype.

WSU researchers create device to grow cancer-killing cells

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 14, 2021

WSU researchers developed a device to rapidly grow killer T cells, immune cells that can be used to treat cancer.  Chemical engineering doctoral students Kitana Kaiphanliam and Brenden Fraser-Hevlin...

Soft X-rays resonate differently with certain bonds and molecules, giving scientists insight into the structure of nanocarriers, such as the one pictured here.

‘Soft’ X-ray method helps scientists investigate molecules with potential biomedical applications

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 7, 2021

In a recent study published in Nature Communications, scientists used a type of “soft” X-ray to probe organic structures, allowing them to locate and identify different structural components. This...

I really want a safe place for girls to be able to go to feel like themselves and maybe to discover themselves,” said Anne Cox, WSU Department of Kinesiology and Educational Psychology associate professor.

Feeling the movement: Kinesiology professor connects exercise, body image

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 28, 2021

A WSU kinesiology professor is developing a physical education program that will introduce girls aged 12 to 14 years to a wide range of movements that will help them feel more comfortable in their bodies.  Anne...

India Dykes, junior bioengineering major, said she spent months working on the application. Her research focuses on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Three WSU students named Goldwater Scholars

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

Three WSU students received awards from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.   Over 5,000 students from 438 institutions across the country applied to be...

Students will use a variety of online platforms to present their work to the judges on Zoom.

SURCA student and judge applications open

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief February 1, 2021

Applications for students and judges are now open for the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.  The virtual event will take place March 29. Students can compete and win...

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi can help plants absorb light and water. They expand the plant’s root zone and act as a biofertilizer.

WSU Tri-Cities researchers use fungi to replace chemical fertilizers

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2020

A team at WSU Tri-Cities is researching a type of fungus that could replace chemical fertilizers in crops. The team is working to see if applying inoculants that contain arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi...

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