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Faculty expand teaching opportunities: Arts, science programs reach out to young minds

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

Summer-outreach-quote-80PULLMAN, Wash. – After teaching chemistry to Washington State University students for 30 years, Jeanne McHale wondered how to explain solar energy conversion to a bunch of squirmy teens and tweens in a weeklong summer camp.

“I had to consider what words I could use to make it understandable without dumbing it down to the point of nonsense,” she said. » More …

Ties to Africa: Baby giraffe named by WSU veterinary students

By Charlie Powell, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Giraffe-80PULLMAN, Wash. – At seven weeks of age, he’s already 8 feet tall. Misawa (me-SAW-wah), the newest baby giraffe at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, received his name Thursday from the results of a poll taken among Washington State University veterinary students. » More …