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Expert professors share favorite classroom tools

By Richard H. Miller, Global Campus

Zollars-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The flashing VCR clock—00:00, 00:00, 00:00—was once as ubiquitous as the response: Let a teenager fix it. While the belief that young people are more adept at technology—how do they text and walk at the same time?—is not baseless, it is often overinflated. » More …

Science finds wines’ fruity flavors really do fade first

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

white-wine-100PULLMAN, Wash. – Testing conventional wisdom with science, recently published research from Washington State University reveals how different flavors “finish,” or linger, on the palate following a sip of wine. » More …

‘Culture of the Land’ connects teachers to local research

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

wheat-field-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Educators and students from six area school districts recently engaged in hands-on activities that will help them integrate science curricula and collaborate with each other. The “Culture of the Land” workshop at Washington State University Mount Vernon focused on local grains and bread making. » More …

Visit aims to inspire science interest in Native students

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

groves-price-p-2011-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As it turns out, Cinco de Mayo will also be a Native American celebration this year – at least for a busload of eighth- and ninth-graders from Paschal Sherman Indian School, part of the Colville Tribe in Omak, Wash. » More …

Students take top prizes at world power, energy conference

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering & Architecture

Biswas-80PULLMAN, Wash. – At the world’s largest power and energy exposition and conference recently, students from Washington State University won three of the top six poster awards. » More …