Bill and Melinda Gates

WSU research gets Gates money to improve rice yields

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – More than three billion people worldwide depend on rice for survival, and the number is expected to climb as the developing world grows. In Asia every hectare devoted to rice produces food for 27 people. By 2050, each hectare will need to support at […]

Harnessing community tech focus of statewide meeting

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Using community technology to reduce the digital, economic, social and cultural divides among Washingtonians will be the topic of a day-long summit held in Ellensburg, Wednesday, Oct. 19. The session is the first statewide meeting of the Communities Connect initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by Washington […]