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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 …

Faculty expand teaching opportunities: Arts, science programs reach out to young minds

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

Summer-outreach-quote-80PULLMAN, Wash. – After teaching chemistry to Washington State University students for 30 years, Jeanne McHale wondered how to explain solar energy conversion to a bunch of squirmy teens and tweens in a weeklong summer camp.

“I had to consider what words I could use to make it understandable without dumbing it down to the point of nonsense,” she said. » More …