PULLMAN – The 120 retired faculty in the WSU Emeritus Society serve the university in a variety of ways. But they wanted a focus for the society as a whole and decided to support and encourage undergraduate research and scholarship.
 
In partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Education, the society will present its first awards for undergraduate achievement in scholarship and research at a banquet this spring.
 
“The awards are different from many in that we are trying to make sure students from across disciplines can compete,” said Tom Brigham, professor of psychology and Emeritus Society advisory board member. Awards of $500 and a certificate will be presented to four students, one each in arts and humanities, biosciences, physical sciences and social, economic and behavioral sciences.
 
A fall campaign by the society raised money for the awards, Brigham said. A committee of emeritus faculty and OUE representatives will select the awardees.
 
Nominations are due March 9 in the Emeritus Society office, Owen Science and Engineering Library 443. Application details can be found ONLINE @ www.wsu.edu/emeritussociety.
 
The Emeritus Society is an organization of retired faculty working for the advancement of the university, community and state.