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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Women in STEM Weeks events will begin later today, photo courtesy of Rachel Voke

Women in STEM Week returning after five years

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen news co-editor March 18, 2024

The Society of Women Engineers and Association of Women in STEM will be hosting a series of events to honor women in STEM. The events will be held on March 18, 20 and 21 to coincide with Women’s History...

There are research opportunities for undergraduate students in many fields.

Ask Life: How to get undergraduate research experience?

SIA CHHEDA, Evergreen reporter February 6, 2024

Dear Life Section, I am a STEM undergraduate and I want to get some research experience to start my career. However, I do not know if the professors who work in labs take in undergraduate students to...

Library patrons grabbing some Spring into STEM bags.

Spring into STEM with rocket pulleys and paper plate mazes

JULIA MESSEGEE, Evergreen reporter May 23, 2023

Whether rocket pulleys or paper plate mazes, the Neill Public Library’s Spring into STEM grab-and-go activity bags have it all. Neill is offering free bags with STEM activities for youths up to age...

WSU student and faculty surveys found STEM students often struggle with learned helplessness.

STEM writing center will open this fall

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter August 18, 2022

The STEM Writing Center received a $5,000 Smith Teaching and Learning Grant to open a physical location on the WSU Pullman campus this fall. The writing center is expected to open in person on Oct....

(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...

STEM courses will be taught in English to help with fluency.

Researcher works to improve STEM in Central Asia

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor March 24, 2022

A WSU researcher is collaborating with Central Asian universities to strengthen their STEM curriculum. The collaboration will involve universities in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan with a curriculum focused...

Carla De Lira is working toward a doctorate in computer science.

First-generation college students overcome adversity pursuing advanced degrees

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter March 11, 2022

Isolation is a word both WSU students Carla De Lira and Amanda Kaufman use to describe their experiences as first-generation college students. As a first-generation student, De Lira, who is working...

After working for a while and taking a break from school, Edmonds wants to pursue a doctoral degree.

WSU scientist hopes to encourage other like-minded women

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief February 11, 2022

Science is something senior microbiology major Jackie Edmonds has always excelled at. “It blows my mind that all these small things, we can’t see any of them, but we know what’s happening based...

Miranda Kling switched her STEM major several times, before finally landing on microbiology.

‘There are so many things we can’t see’ — resilient microbiology researcher in the making

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 9, 2021

Miranda Kling took her first biology class in freshman year while at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington. She immediately became interested in biology.  “There are so many things...

WSU is home to a nuclear reactor of its own. The core sits at the bottom of a 25-foot deep pool.

Security fellowship open to STEM students

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief September 21, 2021

STEM graduate students interested in national security can attend a virtual information session about a year-long fellowship at 5 p.m. today. The National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship...

Women comprise only 21 percent of full professors in science fields.

WSU needs more female faculty in STEM

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 16, 2021

Women represent 52 percent of the college-educated workforce but only 29 percent of the science and engineering workforce.  The situation worsens in academia. Especially in STEM, where women are significantly...

Although there are some student groups at WSU that encourage and support women to sustain a career in engineering, the responsibility to support minority groups in the STEM field should not fall solely on students shoulders.

WSU’s support for STEM women lacking

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist August 26, 2021

I once thought that due to the efforts of past generations of women, the battle for equality was over.  But evidently, there are still biases toward women pursuing a career in science, technology,...

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