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March 28: Three Minute Thesis part of Showcase

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Minute Thesis (3MT) will once again be part of Washington State University’s annual Showcase celebration of excellence at noon Tuesday, March 28, in the CUB junior ballroom. » More …

Head blows in contact sports not child’s play

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Hoping to address concussion concerns and declining participation, the youth arm of the NFL in September will roll out a pilot program that alters how football is played by its youngest athletes. USA Football aims to reduce the head-banging force of the game by testing a new format called modified tackle. » More …

Researchers receive national early career awards

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Washington State University researchers have received young faculty awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA). » More …

WSU, PNNL energy researcher wins national award

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor and alumnus Yong Wang has won the American Chemical Society’s annual Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division fellow award. A symposium in his honor will be held during the society’s national meeting in New Orleans in March. » More …

WSU looks for practices to thwart antimicrobial resistance

WSU postdoctoral fellow Mark Caudell with Imani Kanuga, a Maasai leader in Nadonjukin Village, Tanzania.

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – The death last year of a woman in Reno, Nev., from an infection resistant to every type of antibiotic available in the U.S. highlights how serious the threat of antimicrobial resistance has become. » More …

Research advances energy savings for oil, gas industries

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has improved an important catalytic reaction commonly used in the oil and gas industries that could lead to dramatic energy savings and reduced pollution. » More …

Researchers find new clues for nuclear waste cleanup

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University study of the chemistry of technetium-99 has improved understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and could lead to better cleanup methods. » More …

Natural plant defense could help fight cancer, Alzheimer’s

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A natural defense that helps plants ward off insect predators, discovered at Washington State University, could lead to better crops and new treatments for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. » More …

African roots inspire professor’s varied water research

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – After growing up in drought-afflicted Ethiopia, Yonas Demissie values water. His research to manage the life-sustaining resource reaches from the U.S. military to the Nile River basin, from Washington’s Hanford nuclear site to biofuels crops and the Gulf of Mexico. » More …

Feb. 21: Literature helps understand today’s issues

PULLMAN, Wash. – Parallels between past- and present-day concerns – and how literature helps illuminate them – will be discussed by Washington State University English professor Donna M. Campbell in “Edith Wharton’s Two Americas” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Goertzen 21. » More …