The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Mexican-American children were more likely to share than white children. But the Mexican-American children were more competitive than individualistc children if they spoke English at home.

Sharing is caring, but only for some

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 11, 2021

WSU researchers found that Mexican-American preschool children from collectivistic backgrounds are more cooperative and share more than white preschool children from individualistic backgrounds.  Collectivism...

A team with the WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center will be observing night-shift workers’ DNA and sleep cycles.

Center studies link between night-shift workers, risk of cancer

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter October 27, 2021

The WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center is monitoring sleep patterns of night-shift workers to identify factors that contribute to a higher risk of cancer.  A research team at the center will...

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

‘Our reactor is so safe we let undergrads operate it’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 22, 2021

Seated in the console room of WSU’s Dodgen Research Facility, nuclear reactor operators have a poolside view unlike any other. Just on the other side of the console room window lies a 25-foot deep...

Researchers were studying how drought conditions affect the trees to determine which variety would best serve as winbreak tress for farmsteads.

Lind Dryland and the death of 85 Austrian trees

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2021

WSU’s Lind Dryland Research Station housed 85 Austrian pine trees for 45 years before they were all destroyed in a fire this summer, leaving decades of ongoing research incomplete.  In 1976, 329...

The WSU Wilke Research and Extension Farm is located in Davenport, Washington.

Wilke Farm: Home to studies, researchers

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2021

Located in Washington’s intermediate rain zone in Davenport, the WSU Wilke Research and Extension Farm has been conducting research on cropping systems that improve farm profitability and enhance soil...

Left to right, Jan Dasgupta, Clark Kogan, Ziyi Chen and Tim Neumann discuss WSU’s Center for Interdisciplinary Statistics Education and Research.

Sprinkle in some stats

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 8, 2021

WSU’s Center for Interdisciplinary Statistical Education and Research stands ready to help researchers draw statistical conclusions from their data. CISER offers three services for faculty members...

Postdoctoral researcher Kathir Selvam holds a sample of yeast cells after the Elf1 gene has been knocked out.

Researchers redefine gene involved with DNA repair

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter September 1, 2021

WSU researchers discovered a gene involved in repairing genetic pathways that can lead to cancerous conditions, neurological defects and cause aging.  The gene — named ELOF1 — was discovered 20...

Professor Idil Akin collects soil samples for research after the 2018 Mesa Wildfire.

Soil: On unsteady ground

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter September 1, 2021

A WSU researcher received a $567,113 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the mechanisms that cause landslides after a wildfire occurs.  Landslides can occur at varying times after a...

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, Life editor 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 29, 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...

Load More Stories