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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...

If someone cannot engage with their environment in a way that satisfies them, they are more likely to experience a sense of boredom.

People feel less boredom as pandemic continues, study finds

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

Researchers found that people experienced more boredom at the beginning of the pandemic, but as restrictions continue, people have become adept at finding something to occupy their time. After states...

Researchers found that people who work in states with fewer COVID-19 restrictions take fewer safety precautions than workers who live in states with more restrictions.

Economic worries, state policies affect workers complying with COVID-19 guidelines

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter November 17, 2020

WSU researchers found that workers are less likely to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 prevention guidelines if they are facing job and financial insecurity. Workers...

It is difficult to say who will win the presidential election because of the low emotional response from undecided voters. The winner will depend on which candidate made a subconscious impact on undecided voters.

Undecided voters had few responses to presidential debates, study shows

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter October 30, 2020

A study found that voters supporting President Donald Trump had stronger emotional responses to the presidential debates than undecided voters and supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Trump...

Private prisons are run by corporations that profit through stipends they receive from the government. The stipends are based on the size of the prison or the number of prisoners.

Private prisons can cause longer prison sentences, study says

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN September 28, 2020

WSU researchers found private prisons can contribute to mass incarceration with longer sentences for prisoners, according to a recently published article.  The first private prisons opened in the 1980s....

Researchers used liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for drones. Fueling the drone only requires a few gallons.

Researchers test liquid hydrogen as potential green fuel source

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 28, 2020

A WSU lab is the first university lab in the country to successfully test liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for unmanned aerial vehicles.  WSU researchers collaborated with Mississippi State University...

PETA requested the Washington State Auditor’s Office to investigate whether WSU spent taxpayer dollars on experiments involving animals labeled as non-essential.

PETA asks state auditor to investigate WSU research with animals during COVID-19

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter September 23, 2020

The animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals requested a state audit regarding WSU research involving animals labeled as “unnecessary.”  PETA requested the Washington...

WSU student Samuel Karcher has been analyzing the behavior of nuclear fuel in different storage conditions since 2017.

WSU doctorate student received nuclear technology award

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 2, 2020

A WSU doctorate student’s research paper landed him a second-place spot in the Innovations in Nuclear Technology Research and Development Awards Program. Samuel Karcher, materials science and engineering...

Scientists do not fully understand how bats have so many viruses that can spill over to humans, a WSU researcher says. When humans contract a virus from bats, it can cause disease and death.

Bats must be studied more to understand transmission of viruses, researchers say

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter July 20, 2020

In a literature review, WSU researchers determined bats must be studied more. This is because scientists do not know enough about how to lessen the threats they pose to human health.  When bat viruses...

Roberta O’Connor, associate professor in WSU’s Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, extracts shipworms from wood in the Philippines. Shipworms contain bacteria that produce useful compounds for drugs.

Bacterial compound may treat entire class of parasites

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 3, 2020

A compound produced by bacteria in shipworms may help WSU researchers create a drug treatment for a class of parasites called apicomplexans.  “This is the only drug we know of that targets this whole...

Walkability is correlated to a person’s likelihood of living to 100 years old, according to a study conducted by WSU researchers.

Environment, neighborhood characteristics affect people’s longevity, researchers say

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter July 1, 2020

Factors such as neighborhood walkability and socioeconomic status are correlated to a person’s likelihood of living to 100 years old, according to a study conducted by WSU researchers.  It is more...

Hollow cells in the xylem have pits that allow water to move from roots to shoots. MAP20 is a protein that helps regulate pit architecture.

Plant protein may help researchers understand drought resilience

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 29, 2020

By knocking down the concentration of a protein called MAP20 in plant cells, WSU researchers determined cells with less MAP20 are less likely to recover from drought, providing insight into the function...

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