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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 …

Safe, low-cost sodium battery nets $500k research grant

By Eric Gomez, Voiland College intern

Beckman Banerjee WSU battery research
Beckman, Banerjee (l-r)

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $500,000 Department of Energy grant to develop safer, low-cost batteries for energy storage, a critical component for renewable energy. » More …

‘Negative mass’ created at Washington State University

Michael Forbes WSU physicsBy Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn’t accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards. » More …

Technology helps preserve fertility of boys with cancer

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jon OatleyPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a promising way to preserve sperm stem cells so boys could undergo cancer treatment without risking their fertility. » More …

Marketing Ph.D. student wins national recognition for paper

Ismail KarabasPULLMAN, Wash. – Research by Ismail Karabas, a Washington State University doctoral student in marketing, recently won the Best Student Paper Award at the national Marketing Theory and Practice Conference. » More …

‘Sleep gene’ offers clues about why we need our zzzs

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jason GerstnerSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen how a particular gene is involved in the quality of sleep experienced by three different animals, including humans. The gene and its function open a new avenue for scientists exploring how sleep works and why animals need it so badly. » More …

April 14: Research panel discusses marijuana legalization

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

cannabis leavesSPOKANE, Wash. – A panel discussion about the effects of legalized marijuana in Washington, Oregon and Colorado will be part of the annual Washington State University Spokane Inland Northwest Research Symposium on Friday, April 14. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we need stars?

Dr. UniversePULLMAN, Wash. – If you are anything like me, you like watching the night sky. The stars we see are a lot like our nearest star, the sun. They are just much farther away. That makes stars look like small twinkly things instead of a big, furious thing like our sun. » More …

Undergraduate researchers win 51 awards at SURCA

SURCA award winners
By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Fifty-seven undergraduates won 51 awards for their research presentations at Washington State University’s annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) on March 27. Nearly 225 students participated in eight categories. » More …

Strawn wins national award for survey research

PULLMAN, Wash. – Matthew Strawn, study director and data manager in the Washington State University Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC), has been awarded the 2017 John Tarnai Memorial Scholarship by the nationwide Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations. » More …