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Carolyn Kay Ravenscroft Smith
January 29, 2018

Carolyn Kay Ravenscroft Smith, who taught math at WSU Pullman from August 1989 to May 2014, passed away Dec. 7, 2017, surrounded by her children at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

The calculus of grace
November 13, 2017

For Valerie Cheathon, it all adds up. She plans to earn a master’s degree in applied math so she can make movies. Sitting in the Compton Union Building on the Pullman campus of Washington State University one morning, she clearly sees the world as a weave of numbers—and stories.

May 11-12: Statistical measurement, analysis workshop hosted
May 10, 2017

Brian French By Brandon Chapman, WSU College of Education

WSU’s Learning and Performance Research Center will host its fifth annual Methods Workshop Thursday-Friday, May 11-12, on the Pullman campus, with streaming to Vancouver and Spokane.

$1.5M NSF grant funds project to teach real-world math
September 19, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

amy-roth-mcduffie-detailRICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington State University Tri-Cities professor is part of a project awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to teach mathematical modeling in elementary school as it applies to real-world cultural and community contexts.

Modeling maps vegetation to monitor erosion, rising seas
September 15, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

stephen-hendersonVANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University scientists Stephen Henderson and Nikolay Strigul have developed a computer model that uses photographs to recreate the complex geometry of coastal plants.

Governor appoints WSU Spokane STEM leader to ed alliance
September 13, 2016

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

janet-frost-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Janet Frost to the Washington STEM Education Innovation Alliance, which advises the governor about development and implementation of policies to advance STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education.

Through Sept. 17: Faculty art explores geometric tradition
August 15, 2016

 

By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

PULLMAN, Wash. – A retrospective of works by retired Washington State University faculty member Chris Watts will run Aug. 22-Sept. 17 at the Museum of Art/WSU. An opening reception at 6 p.m. and artist talk at 7 p.m. will be Thursday, Aug. 25, in the museum gallery. Admission is free.

Model predicts how forests will respond to climate change
April 26, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

projected-forest-types-in-U.S.VANCOUVER, Wash. – Drought could render the U.S. Northeast’s mixed forests unsustainable after 2050 while Washington’s Cascade Mountains may require tropical and subtropical forest species, according to researchers using a new type of mathematical model at Washington State University.