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Doctoral education student receives international honor

Henri Burns WSU grad student
Burns

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Henri Burns, a doctoral student in the College of Education’s mathematics and science education program, has been chosen by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) to take part in five-day workshop in Taiwan this summer. » More …

Association for Faculty Women honors four graduate students

AFW Grad Student Award Winners 2017
Gather, Engelke, Kelp, Kallman (l-r)

By Cheryl Reed, director of communication, Graduate School

PULLMAN, Wash. – The WSU Association for Faculty Women has awarded four graduate students for their ongoing leadership, research and exceptional academic performance. » More …

$1.5M grant supports seismic testing of laminated wood

By Ercross-laminated woodik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University researchers have received a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to develop guidelines that will help builders use more sustainable timber in high-rise buildings in earthquake-prone areas. » More …

Safe, low-cost sodium battery nets $500k research grant

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College intern

Beckman Banerjee WSU battery research
Beckman, Banerjee (l-r)

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $500,000 Department of Energy grant to develop safer, low-cost batteries for energy storage, a critical component for renewable energy. » More …

‘Negative mass’ created at Washington State University

Michael Forbes WSU physicsBy Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn’t accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards. » More …

Three WSU women in STEM win Goldwater Scholarships

Goldwater Scholars Brown, left, Brutman and Matz.

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Washington State University juniors have won nationally competitive $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for 2017-18. » More …

Technology helps preserve fertility of boys with cancer

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jon OatleyPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a promising way to preserve sperm stem cells so boys could undergo cancer treatment without risking their fertility. » More …

‘Sleep gene’ offers clues about why we need our zzzs

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jason GerstnerSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen how a particular gene is involved in the quality of sleep experienced by three different animals, including humans. The gene and its function open a new avenue for scientists exploring how sleep works and why animals need it so badly. » More …

April 14: Research panel discusses marijuana legalization

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

cannabis leavesSPOKANE, Wash. – A panel discussion about the effects of legalized marijuana in Washington, Oregon and Colorado will be part of the annual Washington State University Spokane Inland Northwest Research Symposium on Friday, April 14. » More …