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Gifted students experience college via 3-day field trip

PULLMAN, Wash. – About 300 fifth- through eighth-grade gifted students from the Spokane, Wash., school district Odyssey program are getting a taste of college this week during a three-day field trip at Washington State University.Continue reading

By avoiding baby talk, dads may help kids acquire language

From the Acoustical Society of America

child-research-cropSPOKANE, Wash. – In an era of shifting parental roles and increased involvement, researchers from Washington State University are investigating whether fathers modify their speech in the same way as mothers when talking to their children. This is the first study that has examined fathers’ verbal interactions with their children in a real-world setting using automatic data processing.Continue reading

Business advisor connects students to export opportunity

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

WSBDC-LOGOMOSES LAKE, Wash. – Some cookies were too sweet and others too dry, moist or just blah. But after nearly six months of research and development, students in Susan Moberg’s culinary arts class at Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center are hoping the oatmeal cookie served up at a food trade show in South Korea this week will be just right.Continue reading

WSU offers new online certificate in global leadership

By Richard H. Miller, Global Campus

global-leadershipPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s new online certificate in global leadership combines leadership skills with cultural education, preparing recipients to effect change across intercultural backgrounds and diverse outlooks.Continue reading