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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 deputy news editor 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...

Jenna Pederson, senior general studies in biological sciences major, said she is interested in studying animal behavior and conducting drug research.

WSU undergrads receive awards during national STEM conference

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2020

Two WSU students received a $175 award each for their undergraduate research projects during an annual national STEM conference. Seniors Jenna Pederson and Ezra Mead attended the Annual Biomedical Research...

Marcus Poppen, assistant professor of special education, said his research team plans to use the money to learn about how partnering with employers and schools helps students prepare for life after college.

Grant funds employment opportunities for students receiving special education services

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2020

A team from the WSU College of Education received a two-year $300,000 grant to prepare students who receive special education services for employment after graduation.  Marcus Poppen, assistant professor...

A third of survey participants considered themselves food insecure, and a third were also claiming unemployment benefits.

Pandemic leads to increase of food-insecure people in Washington

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2020

A team of researchers found the number of food-insecure people in Washington has doubled from 1.1 million to 2.2 million since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.  The WAFOOD Survey Team researched...

As part of a panel that reviews the protocols of ongoing studies, Lonnie Nelson, associate professor at WSU’s College of Nursing, will ensure that Native American communities are accurately represented, so communities can decide how vaccines will be disseminated.

WSU professor evaluates Indigenous populations’ reaction toward possible COVID-19 vaccine

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter November 17, 2020

An associate professor for WSU’s College of Nursing in Spokane is concerned with the lack of Native American representation in the ongoing trials to find a COVID-19 vaccine.  Lonnie Nelson, associate...

Michelle Carter, associate professor for the Carson College of Business, said she focuses primarily on identifying implicit biases people have when they think about female professors.

Professor seeks to increase number of women working in information systems

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

A group of women are working together to address gender inequality within academic information systems careers, where women occupy less than 30 percent of the field.  One of those group members is...

Karen Veloz is pursuing a research project inspired by her own lived experiences.

McNair student researches relationship between parents, children

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter November 9, 2020

A cold case in Karen Veloz's family left her wanting answers. Veloz, WSU sophomore biology and criminal justice and criminology double major, became interested in the field of criminology when she...

Changes to a syllabus' design and wording does not harm or help a student's retention of syllabus information.

Changing syllabi design may lead to improved faculty-student relationships

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter November 9, 2020

Strong relationships between faculty members and first-generation students open doors for the students’ future success.  A study on syllabus design show that changes to design and wording did not...

WSU alumna Leen Kawas moved to the U.S. to study pharmacology. She started her own biotech company, which is conducting clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease drug treatments.

Creating an Alzheimer’s treatment

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

For WSU alumna Leen Kawas, developing a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease means solving a problem that affects many individuals and families — including her own. “My grandmother died from...

A WSU researcher tested the effects sleep has on rats that are exposed to trauma.

Increasing sleep may reduce fear-associated memories from trauma

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2020

In a new study, researchers looking to ease the adverse effects after trauma used a light technique to manipulate sleep-promoting neurons in rat brains, which in return, eases adverse effects after trauma. The...

Gunnar Sly, WSU junior chemical engineering major, hopes to use a form of algae to create longer-lasting and environmentally-friendly batteries.

Student searches for sustainable battery

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter November 2, 2020

When Gunnar Sly was an incoming freshman three years ago, his dream came true when he was given the opportunity to do research on silicon batteries. Gunnar Sly, junior chemical engineering major, spent...

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