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WSU students land national Goldwater scholarships

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Goldwater-winnersPULLMAN, Wash. – Two Washington State University students won annual Barry M. Goldwater scholarships and one student received honorable mention. The merit-based awards, typically for $7,500, go to college sophomores and juniors in science, engineering and mathematics who intend to pursue a career in research.Continue reading

Tri-Cities professor presents contrasting science about pesticide

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Felsot-mugRICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington State University Tri-Cities professor intends to “clear the air” of misconceptions surrounding the controversial herbicide Roundup when he speaks at ecology and pesticide workshops in Chile next month.Continue reading

April 29: Students present designs for forest waste facility

NARA-logo-160PULLMAN, Wash. – Students at Washington State University have developed facility site designs for a potential liquid depot to process wood from slash piles in the Pacific Northwest. The liquid sugar can be used to produce chemical products including biofuels. Designs and findings will be presented in a webinar at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.Continue reading

May 8: Alumnus to speak at WSU multicultural graduation

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

Damon-ArnoldPULLMAN, Wash. – Alumnus and former staff member Damon F. Arnold will give the keynote address at the free, public Washington State University Multicultural Graduation Celebration 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Schweitzer Event Center. Approximately 160 graduates are expected to be honored.Continue reading

Text messaging useful for reaching ‘at-risk’ teens about sex

willoughbyPULLMAN, Wash. – Text messaging that connects teens with sexual health educators is effective for delivering sexual health information, according to a recent study in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.Continue reading

Student gets award to study old minds with new games

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

Jess-DahmenPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University computer science student who uses technology to understand cognitive health in the elderly has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.Continue reading