WSU News

Exploring the limits of life in the universe

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

schulze-makuchPULLMAN, Wash. – Bizarre creatures that go years without water. Others that can survive the vacuum of open space. Some of the most unusual organisms found on Earth provide insights for Washington State University planetary scientist Dirk Schulze-Makuch to predict what life could be like elsewhere in the universe.Continue reading

‘A good straw year’: Bales in big demand in the Northwest

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Straw-bales-small-webPULLMAN, Wash. – To bale or not to bale? That’s a question farmers face every year about wheat straw, which can be seen stacked in large quantities throughout Washington’s wheat country as harvest season ends.Continue reading

WSU, Alaska Airlines partner to inspire STEM education

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications

Imagine-tomorrowPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, are joining forces to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for high school youth with the newly named Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow Competition.Continue reading

WSU researchers find inaccuracies in head impact sensors

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Lloyd-SmithPULLMAN, Wash. – With increasing concern about concussions from sports, some players have started wearing electronic sensors to measure head impacts.Continue reading

WSU researchers find new uses for old windmill blades

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – How many giant wind turbine blades can your local landfill accommodate? To help avert such a problem, Washington State University is working with Seattle-based Global Fiberglass Solutions Inc. (GFS) to recycle and manufacture composite fiberglass material from the decommissioned blades.Continue reading