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Science finds wines’ fruity flavors really do fade first
May 1, 2014

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.

‘Culture of the Land’ connects teachers to local research
May 1, 2014

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.

NSF awards support grad students in pharmacy research
May 1, 2014

By Lorraine Nelson, College of Pharmacy

NSF-pharmacy-studentsSPOKANE, Wash. – The National Science Foundation has awarded three years of research support to two doctoral students in the College of Pharmacy at the Washington State University health sciences campus in Spokane.

New puppy – the best medicine ever
May 1, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Blazie-100PULLMAN, Wash. – When a child says, “I want a puppy!” most parents cringe. But for Jimmy and Lisa Gilder of Troy, Idaho, it was a wish they wanted to make true for their daughter.

Visit aims to inspire science interest in Native students
April 30, 2014

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.

Students take top prizes at world power, energy conference
April 30, 2014

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.

May 5 deadline for Imagine Tomorrow judges
April 30, 2014

By Richard H. Miller, Conference Management

Imagine-Tomorrow-logo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The 2014 Imagine Tomorrow competition is seeking judges to evaluate the work of 9th- through 12th-graders exploring alternative energy sources. The deadline for judges to register is May 5.

Advisor selected as national multicultural leader
April 29, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Mendez-Liana-80PULLMAN, Wash. – An academic advisor in the College of Education’s sport management and kinesiology programs has been elected to a national leadership position with the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

May 6: Grad students present theses in three minutes
April 29, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

3MT-logo-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Graduate students will deliver their version of the “elevator speech” in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, in the College of Education’s graduate student lounge in Cleveland 70; the Washington State University community is invited to watch.

Rock Doc column: From shopping bags to alternative fuels
April 29, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – My household accumulates quite a number of plastic shopping bags. Most come home with me from the grocery store. I use them to line the little garbage pail that sits under the kitchen sink and the wastebasket that’s in the bathroom. I also have the joy of using them to pick up poop deposited by Buster Brown, my faithful mutt from the pound.