WSU News

Animal training techniques teach robots new tricks

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University are using ideas from animal training to help non-expert users teach robots how to do desired tasks. » More …

WSU, Chinese company to collaborate on ag research

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By Craig Lawson, International Programs

SHENZHEN, China – Research and economic development in agriculture will be advanced thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed today between Washington State University and BGI, one of the world’s largest genomics companies. » More …

Heritage inspires brewery that continues with family

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

trap-door-logoVANCOUVER, Wash. – Bryan Shull grew up in the shadow of Great Western Malting. Both his grandfather and father made their careers there, and for a time during college he worked there as well. » More …

Researchers get EPA grant to measure Lewiston air quality

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

air-monitor-webPULLMAN, Wash. – The Nez Perce Tribe and researchers at Washington State University have received a three-year U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to measure air pollution in Lewiston, Idaho. » More …

Study compares wines from diseased and healthy vines

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GLD-affected cabernet sauvignon vines, left, and healthy vines.

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PROSSER, Wash. – Grapevine leafroll disease (GLD) has plagued vineyards for centuries, but little is known about how this virus impacts the fruit quality and actual wine produced from grapes of affected plants. » More …

WSU, AgTech Accelerator partner to support ag tech startups

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will further agricultural technology innovation nationwide as a partner institution of AgTech Accelerator’s launch in North Carolina this week and closing of $11.5 million in initial financing. » More …

Regents approve medical college staffing, budget requests

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents today authorized the hiring of administrative staff, faculty, and operating staff for the new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane and approved a capital budget request of $192.7 million and an operating budget request of $67 million for the 2017-2019 biennium. » More …