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A pile of leaves, apples and other agricultural waste.
Sustaining roads with grape and agricultural waste
December 2, 2019

A team of WSU engineers developed a deicer containing grape extract and other agricultural waste products that outperforms other commonly used deicers, including road salt and what is thought to be a more environmentally friendly blend of salt brine and beet juice.

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Making energy-efficient buildings healthier
November 13, 2019

Researchers with WSU’s Integrated Design and Construction Laboratory are exploring ways to make energy-efficient buildings more comfortable for those working in them.

Closeup of Maria Gartstein
Building a new generation of female leaders in higher ed
October 28, 2019

With the help of a $1.2 million NSF grant, a WSU psychologist is leading a new program to empower women to seek career advancement and leadership opportunities in higher education throughout the northwest.

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Scientists study how wasps learn for better trap
October 3, 2019

Funded by the Department of Defense, the research is spurred by concerns about annual wasp invasions of air traffic control towers at military airstrips across the southern U.S.

CLT facility has roots at WSU
September 27, 2019

WSU researchers have been a key partner and recently joined in the opening celebration of what will eventually be the largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility in the U.S.

Getting mac and cheese to Mars
September 24, 2019

WSU scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese, a development that could have benefits for everything from space travel to military use.

Rock star
September 17, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher Travis Olds has discovered and named 18 new minerals, including ewingite, the most structurally complex mineral known on earth.