WSU has awarded nine Faculty Seed Grants to encourage new junior-level faculty to develop research, scholarly, or creative programs that provide the potential for professional development and extramural support.
The grant, from the USDA National Institute for Food and Nutrition Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates, will put students to work on research centered on crops, including visits to farms.
Formerly under the Office of the Provost, WSU’s unit dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with industry partners will be headed by Alex Pietsch in his role as executive director of corporate engagement.
The three‑year, $515,000 grant supports research on the use of “crosscutting concepts,” or ideas that link the different domains of science.
The program has helped more than 35,000 students in their quest to attend college since it was founded in 2002.
Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources will use the grant to identify optimal areas in Washington for multi-partner digester projects to reduce food waste.
The funding will be used to provide intensive advising, peer mentoring, emergency aid and discipline-specific support to veterans, STEM students and future teachers.
The four-session course called, “Working with Industry 101: Tools and tips for getting private sector funding,” will take place on Zoom from 3-5 p.m. on May 13, 15, 19, and 21. Faculty are asked to bring a senior graduate student or postdoc for joint participation.
The Office of the Provost is offering Affordable Learning Grants to fund faculty exploration and adoption of affordable learning materials. Grants ranging from $1,500 to $4,500 are available for faculty at all levels and all WSU locations.
Two WSU faculty members used funding from Affordable Learning Grants to develop free, user-friendly online textbooks for their students.