Keesha Matz knew there were no guarantees when she put in long hours on top of her considerable academic load to complete the Goldwater application late last year. But using her previous experience and guidance from mentors in WSU’s Distinguished Scholarship Program, Matz was named a Goldwater Scholar in 2017, joining fellow WSU students Amelia Brown and Julianna Brutman on the hallowed list.
Using advanced genomic techniques, biologist Andrew Storfer will look for key mutations that appear to be helping some of the animals evolve in response to devil facial tumor disease, and develop gene editing techniques to help identify potential targets for drug-related therapies.
Her nominator praised her for her Cougar Spirit, for anticipating needs and exceeding expectations, and providing superior customer service.
WSU student Eric Navarro won best poster presentation in Animal Science and Zoology at the 2017 National Diversity in STEM Conference hosted by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science conference.
Cornelius Adewale, doctoral student and sustainable agriculture pioneer at WSU’s School of the Environment, is the third WSU recipient of the $100,000 prize in the past six years. His research focuses on improving the environmental impact of agriculture while producing more food.
The Washington Council of the American Institute of Architecture presented the Troy Hall renovation project with its Civic Design award. The focus of the renovation was to retain the building’s historic feel and brick exterior while creating a modern academic teaching and interactive research environment.
The research team developed a sophisticated electrochemical scaffold that could help curb the spread of deadly drug-resistant bacterial wound infections. The e-scaffold creates an electrical current that produces a low and constant concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which allows better antibiotic penetration and efficacy against bacteria.
The NASPA Foundation, a national group dedicated to the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession, has selected Gonzales as a 2018 Pillar of the Profession. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of student affairs.
Three Washington State University researchers were recently honored by the Ecological Society of America.
WSU’s newest chancellor, vice presidents and dean will be recognized by President Kirk Schulz in a Crimson Coat Ceremony set for Oct. 19.
Newly elected National Academy of Medicine member M. Kariuki Njenga recently talked about his election to the National Academy of Medicine and his efforts to address human-animal diseases.
M. Kariuki Njenga, a Washington State University professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and a leader in the effort to address emerging zoonotic diseases, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
A detailed family saga set against the broader context of South Asian slavery, plantation life, Parisian society and French colonization, “Madeleine’s Children” traces the multigenerational biography of a slave family and the legal battles pursued by Madeleine’s son Furcy—a slave who fought for his freedom in court for 25 years and finally won.
The 84th annual Quarter Century Club breakfast is set for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, in the M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom, Compton Union Building.
Aurora Clark, a WSU professor of chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. Clark received the prestigious award for her service to the nuclear/inorganic and computational chemistry communities and for her innovative research, including the pioneering use of computer algorithms and network analysis to understand the behavior of complex solutions and their interfaces.
They include physics professor Sukanta Bose, postdoctoral researcher Nairwita Mazumder and graduate students Bernard Hall and Ryan Magee. Also contributing were Fred Raab and Greg Mendell, astrophysicists and adjunct faculty working at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory detector, or LIGO, at Hanford.
Laura Wintersteen-Arleth of the WSU College of Nursing received Washington State University’s Crimson Spirit Award in September.