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Researchers named to Washington State Academy of Sciences

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Four Washington State University faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. » More …

Forestry field day helps woodland owners care for trees

Field Day speaker headshotVASHON ISLAND, Wash. – Forest and woodland owners from Vashon will build skills to care for their trees at the Vashon Island Forest Owners Field Day, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Agren Memorial Park. » More …

July 31: New WSU Libraries’ research database goes live

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

lexis nexis logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Libraries will roll out a new research database to replace Lexis Nexis Academic on July 31. The new database, Nexis Uni, was designed with millennial students in mind, featuring personalization, collaboration and quick discovery components. » More …

Iraqi medical students to visit WSU Spokane medical college

By Terren Roloff, WSU Spokane

Ken Roberts
Roberts

SPOKANE, Wash. – A select group of 25 medical students from Iraq will visit the WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus on Tuesday, July 25, to learn from faculty and staff of WSU’s new medical college. » More …

Hampton named chair of NSF advisory committee

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

Stephanie HamptonPULLMAN, Wash. – Stephanie Hampton, director of WSU’s Center for Environmental Research Education and Outreach, was recently named chair of the National Science Foundation biological sciences advisory committee. » More …

WSU migrant student program gets $2.1-million

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

CAMP students with Cougar StatuePULLMAN, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Education granted Washington State University’s College Assistance Migrant Program more than $2.1-million to continue its services for another five years. » More …

Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering

Sandra Rincon grad student algae research
Rincon

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently — in days instead of weeks — and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels. » More …

Something’s missing – where are all the wasps?

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Richard Zack
Richard Zack

PULLMAN, Wash. – A force of nature has taken the sting out of the region’s wasp population.

“The number of yellow jackets is really down from what we normally see this time of summer — really down,” said Washington State University entomologist Richard Zack. » More …