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$2.5M NSF grant focuses on indigenous STEM education

Paula Groves Price - WSUBy C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase Native American students’ STEM learning, engagement and achievement. » More …

WSU Tri-Cities valedictorian aims to improve disabled student opportunities

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Kylie Chiesa, this year’s Washington State University Tri-Cities valedictorian, has always felt she had a special connection to children with developmental and physical disabilities.

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Junior faculty receive seed funding from WSU

planting seeds - new faculty seed grantsBy Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

Nine junior faculty from across WSU colleges and campuses received New Faculty Seed Grants to kick-start development of their research, scholarly or creative portfolios. » More …

Doctoral education student receives international honor

Henri Burns WSU grad student
Burns

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Henri Burns, a doctoral student in the College of Education’s mathematics and science education program, has been chosen by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) to take part in five-day workshop in Taiwan this summer. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: Does science get harder every year?

PULLMAN, Wash. – We’ve got about three pounds of brain in our heads that help us look for answers and solve all kinds of problems. But it isn’t always easy. Sometimes an experiment doesn’t go the way I expect or I get stuck on a particularly tricky science question. » More …

April 10: Integrative learning, transfer focus of talk

PULLMAN, Wash. – Teaching so students learn to apply acquired knowledge and skills to new situations will be discussed by visiting professor Rebecca Nowacek in a free, public presentation 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, in CUE 518 at Washington State University. Light refreshments will be served. » More …

March 31 deadline for pharmacy teaching fellowship

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – A two-year mentored fellowship for those with a doctor of pharmacy degree or equivalent who want to teach and do research is accepting applications through Friday, March 31. » More …

March 5-7: WSU to host future Native American teachers

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – A 2008 report shows that K-12 Native American students perform better when they have native teachers, yet Native Americans are only one percent of Washington’s teachers. To provide more, Washington State University will host the Future Native Teachers Initiative (FNTI) March 5-7. » More …

Adesope reappointed to board of top education journal

PULLMAN, Wash. – Sola Adesope, associate professor of educational psychology, has been invited to serve a second term on the editorial board of the Review of Educational Research (RER), which has ranked as the No. 1 education research journal by the Social Science Citation Index for a number of years. » More …

Jan. 18: Sports research series begins

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – The political ramifications of international sports require that we think of them not just as competitions, but also as a legitimate political institution, according to Scott Jedlicka, assistant professor in sport management at Washington State University. » More …