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Paul Allen gives $3.75M for farm-gas research

Helping farmers ease global climate change by reducing farm-produced greenhouse gas emissions is the goal of a $3.75 million research grant from the Paul G. Allen Charitable Foundation to Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The grant is the largest of more than 130 grants totaling $12.45 million announced recently by six charitable foundations established by the Microsoft co-founder. It is also the largest grant ever received by WSU from the Allen Charitable Foundation and the first for ag research.

“We’ll gain a better understanding of how farms trap carbon dioxide in the form of soil carbon, thus potentially removing significant amounts of carbon from our atmosphere,” said David Granatstein, a WSU sustainable agriculture specialist. “Farmers may be able to get paid for this carbon storage, and our project will produce the data necessary to place a value on carbon credits.”

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Registration deadline extended for DARPA Forward conference

The conference will be Sept. 13-14 and is intended to connect DARPA leaders with new communities of talent and partnerships to energize regional and national innovation, fuel breakthroughs in national security, and help deliver the U.S. technological advantage.

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Registration deadline extended for DARPA Forward conference

The conference will be Sept. 13-14 and is intended to connect DARPA leaders with new communities of talent and partnerships to energize regional and national innovation, fuel breakthroughs in national security, and help deliver the U.S. technological advantage.

New employee learning platform improves free training options

An improved search function, along with a leadership course developed by MIT’s Sloan School of Management, are among the myriad of options available on WSU’s new employee learning platform, Skillsoft Percipio, which launched Aug. 9.

WSU fundraising surpasses $154.3 million in FY2022

In all, donors generously supported 1,905 different projects, initiatives, or funds system-wide, benefitting academic, research, and outreach efforts in every college and at each of the university’s six campuses.

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