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Researchers tackle impact of climate change on plants

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are undertaking an industrious investigation into the effects of global warming on plants. Making the effort possible is a fully automated “plant hotel” that can analyze up to 6,000 seedlings in a single experiment. » More …

Industry invests in future diversity via WSU team mentoring

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

marleny-garcia-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – High-tech industries in Washington and beyond need diverse employees to help them successfully compete in the global marketplace. Some have turned to Washington State University’s team mentoring program (TMP) to find job candidates. » More …

Boeing gift provides high-tech equipment for Everett building

boeing-logo-534pEVERETT, Wash. – A $250,000 gift from the Boeing Company means Washington State University’s new building in Everett will be equipped with state-of-the art technology when it opens its doors next fall. » More …

Provost wears bees to raise awareness of bees, research

Bernardo-bee-beardPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Provost Dan Bernardo didn’t break a sweat as a few thousand honey bees formed a beard on his face for a good cause Friday afternoon. » More …

Simpson Strong-Tie gift supports WSU engineering research

SST Logo rgb - white box BG INDICATORPULLMAN, Wash. – An annual $100,000 donation for the next eight years from Simpson Strong-Tie will support Washington State University construction and engineering research in the new PACCAR Environmental Technology Building on the WSU Pullman campus. » More …

Tri-Cities grant funds STEM videos with LIGO, schools

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – High school students, scientists and Washington State University Tri-Cities students in many disciplines are teaming up to make video “STEM Flicks” to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and workforce preparation. » More …

WSU’s largest endowed scholarship benefits future teachers

By Trevor Durham, WSU Foundation

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today the creation of its largest endowed scholarship fund, made possible through a $16.5 million estate gift from San Francisco Bay area developer, philanthropist and alumnus Roscoe “Rock” Logan and his wife, Jane. » More …

Schweitzer gift in memory of powerful professor Flechsig

By Marissa Mararac, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Al-FlechsigPULLMAN, Wash. – In honor of a fondly remembered professor, Edmund Schweitzer and Schweitzer Engineering Lab are making donations of $100,000 each to the Alfred and Nancy Flechsig Fund for Laboratory Improvement at Washington State University. » More …