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WSU engineering student wins national manufacturing competition

By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

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PULLMAN, Wash – Christian Ziruk, a mechanical engineering senior in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, recently earned first place in the Mastercam Wildest Parts Competition. » More …

‘PTBusBeacon’ app, plus map make WSU transportation easier

WSU Transportation logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Transportation Services is launching a new educational campaign called “Find Your Way on Crimson and Gray” to promote using express transit bus routes and a new transit app for cross-campus transportation. » More …

André-Denis Girard Wright named dean of CAHNRS

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PULLMAN, Wash. – André-Denis Girard Wright, an internationally recognized researcher and director of the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona, has been named dean of the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences. » More …

Epigenetics study helps focus search for autism risk factors

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Scientists have long tried to pin down the causes of autism spectrum disorder. Recent studies have expanded the search for genetic links from identifying genes toward epigenetics, the study of factors that control gene expression and looks at chemical modifications of DNA and the proteins associated with it. » More …

WSU cheer squad earns sixth, Crimson Girls eighth at nationals

wsu spirit squad 2018BUENA VISTA, Fla. – WSU’s cheer squad placed sixth and the Crimson Girls finished eighth in the finals Jan. 14 at the Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dancers Association College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships. » More …

State’s chief privacy officer to speak on “Privacy in the Digital Age”

By Corrie Wilder, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

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EVERETT, Wash. – Washington state’s Chief Privacy Officer Alex Alben will discuss how the government is protecting people’s privacy in the data breach age 12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at WSU Murrow College’s Everett campus. » More …

Dramatic decline in genetic diversity of Northwest salmon charted

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Columbia River Chinook salmon have lost as much as two-thirds of their genetic diversity, Washington State University researchers have found. » More …