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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

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, Evergreen reporter 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,...

OPINION: Is the junior writing portfolio necessary? 

OPINION: Is the junior writing portfolio necessary? 

GRACE LAPIERRE March 18, 2021

I had to take the junior writing portfolio timed write early because I was seen as a junior, despite not actually being in my third year of college. I love writing, but I hate the way that the portfolio...

“In a way, Dr. Universe is a lot of people here at WSU — our friends at Northwest Public Broadcasting, creative university communicators and the research staff who offer their time to help answer these great questions,” said Rachel Webber, voice of Dr. Universe.

WSU science podcast collaborates with local theater

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen social media editor February 24, 2021

The WSU-run children’s science podcast, “Dr. Universe,” partners with Regional Theater of the Palouse to answer science-based questions and draw attention to STEM careers. “It’s kind of a...

The WSU chapter of SACNAS formed in 2016 as a way for McNair Scholars to connect. Now, the group is open to all people of color interested in STEM.

‘SACNAS embraces the full person’

HANNAH FLORES October 12, 2020

WSU senior Diana Baldovinos found a family of people who share similar goals and passions within the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. SACNAS is an organization...

SOLES provides Latinx students studying in STEM a place to learn about professional development, as well as a chance to reach out to high school students interested in WSU.

Student group mentors Latinx students in STEM

MATAYA SIEMION September 3, 2020

The Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists are revamping their club in hopes of providing more mentoring services and other resources for Latinx students who are pursuing STEM degrees. The main...

While the competition between STEM and liberal arts rages, it’s important to consider the benefits of both, and the many opportunities they can offer different students, engineers and artists alike.

OPINION: STEM, liberal arts majors are both necessary

GRACE LAPIERRE September 3, 2020

STEM fields are amazing. There are so many things engineers can do and so many advancements to be made. Thinking about how far computers have come as I type this is impressive, much less some of the other...

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