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Students are conducting projects on the immune system's response toward the West Nile Virus and how cannabis affects rats based on sex.

Three MedSURE scholarship recipients receive $50,000 award to further their research

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen mint editor July 7, 2021

The WSU Honors College and Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine offer the MedSURE scholarship every year, which includes a $50,000 grant and an opportunity for Honors students to focus on research. Junior...

Brown’s love for teaching comes from seeing students make connections between what they learn in and outside the classroom.

Pullman High School teacher nominated for presidential award

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 14, 2021

Pullman High School teacher Johanna Brown was recently nominated for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.  Brown said she is still in shock about being nominated.  “I...

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 editor-in-chief 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...

Two professors in WSU's School of Design and Construction are recycling drywall to address an environmental problem.

Professors design novel process for recycling drywall

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor October 20, 2020

Two WSU professors invented a process to recycle drywall into blocks, which can then be used for construction projects. Drywall is a common building material made from the mineral gypsum, also known...

Calculus helps students of all persuasions learn and understand math and science.

OPINION: Calculus is the foundation for all science

HANNA YUZYUK October 14, 2020

If someone decides to be a STEM student, having myriads of prerequisites beforehand preps them for their professions. I am certainly not an exception. I was faced with calculus for my future career as...

The kits are funded by lab fees and the WSU provost office. One instructor is using kits for his Mechanical Engineering 401 class.

Students receive learning kits to gain hands-on experience

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter September 28, 2020

Although classes are virtual, some WSU professors were able to send learning kits to students in lab sections for a hands-on experience. The kits are funded by lab fees and the WSU provost office, said...

As we've seen so far, wildfires are a fact of nature. But we can help mitigate their damage by taking responsibility for our environment.

OPINION: Individual changes will help stop wildfires

HANNA YUZYUK September 22, 2020

Forests on fire and smoke in the air — this is the best advertisement for the Green New Deal. We see something wrong is going on in nature. We have to realize that this is a stopping point. Our dividing...

Splice grafting involves growers finding the most compatible rootstock and attaching its roots to a growing watermelon vine.

Splice grafting could save Washington watermelons, WSU study finds

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter August 31, 2020

A new study could help watermelon farmers in Washington fight a deadly fungal disease.  WSU researchers at the Department of Horticulture found that splice grafting, a centuries-old technique that...

David Whitehead, host of Schweitzer Drive podcast, has made episodes with guests covering electrical power technology and business startups.

New podcast from SEL to explain science topics

ASHLIE OXFORD, Evergreen reporter August 28, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories created a new podcast aiming to turn complicated subjects, such as technology, business startups and engineering, into comprehensible information for the average listener. Four...

Although staff members at the Palouse Discovery Science Center already had plans to open outdoor options, the center made it possible on a faster timeline due to COVID-19.

Exhibits offer outdoor exploration at science center

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter and columnist July 20, 2020

Although school is out for summer, children on the Palouse can still expand their curiosities about the outside world through the Palouse Discovery Science Center. The PDSC in Pullman recently opened...

The WSU physics and astronomy department is located in Webster Hall. Brian Saam, physics and astronomy department chair, said the department was created by Paul Anderson, William Band and George Duvall.

100 years later, where is the physics department now?

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 24, 2020

Since the WSU physics and astronomy department’s founding 100 years ago, researchers have made developments that make the program known worldwide. Brian Saam, physics and astronomy department...

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