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Students have eyes on spaceflight

WSU Everett engineering students are building a rocket to compete in NASA's student rocket competition which will culminate with a final launch April 13–15 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

Kangaroo rat research earns new NSF grant

A new three-year, National Science Foundation grant will allow researchers to explore the complexities of kangaroo rats, small rodents that have impressive hopping abilities.

Students get a sense for science in farm fields

A group of Yakima Valley eighth graders got to test school-made sensors in real-world farming, thanks to a pilot field program through the WSU-led AI Institute for Transforming Workforce and Decision Support.

Researchers improve security for smart systems

WSU scientists have recently developed a way to statistically analyze complex sensor data so that the computer algorithms that make data-based decisions can be more resilient and better able to cope with small errors.

Novel waste treatment efficiently converts sewage to biogas

A new method to treat sewage can efficiently convert leftover sludge to biogas, an advance that could help communities lower their waste treatment costs while helping the environment.

Look inside WSU’s collection of 3 million insects

A resource for teaching and research, WSU’s collection of insects, arachnids, and myriapods is the largest in Washington, expanding by tens of thousands of collected and donated specimens every year.