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WSU’s research story comes out of the woodwork at new visitor center

visitor-center-80By Alyssa Patrick, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – As you walk through the new WSU visitor center, slow down and notice the wood around you. Natural blue staining on a bench shows how a Northwest pine tree lost its battle with troublesome beetles. Criss-crossed wood flakes span a wall-length wine display, making better use of timber resources. » More …

Rural land use restrictions curb wildfires – up to a point

PaveglioT-2013--80PULLMAN, Wash. – Using Montana’s fast-growing Flathead County as a template, a Washington State University researcher has found that moderately restrictive land-use policies can significantly curb the potential damage of rural wildfires. However, highly restrictive planning laws will not do much more. » More …

WSU Board of Regents approves major capital projects for Pullman campus

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Board of Regents of Washington State University today approved construction of three major capital projects and authorized the commencement of predesign work on two others, all on the main Pullman campus. » More …

WSU receives NSF grant to evaluate university partner accommodation policies

McCluskey-J-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor of economics Jill McCluskey has been awarded a three-year, $449,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will help fund a study of the effects of partner accommodation policies (PAPs), including their implications for increasing the number of female faculty teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). » More …