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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

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 20, 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 15, 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 25, 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 17, 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 11, 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 2, 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 2, 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...

Liberal arts majors are no less valid than STEM majors, as they give students many skills that are equally important.

OPINION: The many benefits of liberal arts

ADAM HUREAU June 30, 2020

Liberal arts majors get a bad rap. If you’re a student studying subjects like English or philosophy, you’ve likely been asked by friends and family members, “What do you want to do with that?” These...

Julie Kmec, co-chair of the Provost search committee, discusses how the search guidelines for a new provost are constantly being adapted to fit the needs of the university on Monday evening in the CUB Junior Ballroom.

Second provost candidate presents to university community

JAKOB THORINGTON, Former Evergreen reporter April 14, 2020

The second presentation during WSU’s provost search featured a variety of color-coordinated maps from a geography professor seeking to become the university’s next provost. “As a geographer I...

Members of Pullmans National Science Bowl stand behind a banner. The competition was canceled due to COVID-19.

Science team disappointed after competition cancellation

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter March 30, 2020

When the Pullman High School Science team qualified for the National Science Bowl, they were filled with confidence and a desire to break into the top 16. They never expected the competition would end...

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