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Spokane CityLab partners with SCC, EWU, in grant
August 4, 2006

SPOKANE — Washington State University Spokane CityLab will benefit from a $900,000 grant awarded last month to Spokane Community College by the National Science Foundation.  Given through NSF’s Advanced Technology Education program, the grant was awarded to Principal Investigator Clay Malinak of SCC and co-researchers Don Lightfoot of Eastern Washington University and Sylvia Oliver of WSU Spokane. Through a subcontract with SCC, CityLab will receive approximately $180,000 over a three-year period to assist in implementing a Biotechnology Education Infusion program to improve biotechnology career awareness for Washington state middle, high school, and community college counselors and science teachers. As part of the program, a two-week … » More …

House budget omits biotechnology building
February 22, 2006

WSU’s top legislative priority, a request for authorization to fund and build a $63 million Biotechnology/Life Sciences Building at its Pullman campus, was excluded from the House Capital Budget Committee’s proposed budget which was released on Tuesday.The House’s operating budget, however, proposes funding for numerous items, including high-demand enrollment, increasing energy costs and development of WSU Tri-Cities. Briefly, WSU seeks authority to use the state treasurer to issue Certificates of Participation (COP) bonds to construct a life sciences research laboratory and instructional facility in Pullman. The bonds would be paid for through proceeds from the university’s Land Grant fund. That takes the building out of … » More …

‘Innovators’ series heralds research achievements
February 17, 2006

Diabetes. Genetics. Infectious disease. Cancer. These timely topics of today’s health headlines also are the subjects of innovative research ongoing at Washington State University. But the quality and scope of achievement by WSU faculty has not been fully appreciated, especially among influential business and civic leaders on the west side of the state. WSU set out to change that in fall 2005. The university sponsored a series of biotechnology presentations by top research faculty who put forth their visions for a vibrant future for those who live in Washington — and the world. Among other benefits, WSU’s successful fall “Innovators” series resulted in: • more … » More …

Seattle luncheon to showcase WSU biotechnology research
September 1, 2005

Washington State University will present an informative luncheon Sept. 14 to highlight the university’s biotechnology research and to discuss its potential economic and health benefits to Washingtonians and individuals worldwide.The luncheon will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers, located at 1400 6th Ave., Cirrus Room, 35th floor. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend. To reserve a seat, send an e-mail to events@wsuwest.edu or phone (206) 219-2416. The reservation deadline is Sept. 7.WSU President V. Lane Rawlins will attend the event along with faculty researchers who will interact with guests and answer … » More …

Biotech on front burner
October 4, 2002

The formation of a Center for Integrated Biotechnology has moved to the front burner, and faculty researcher Michael Skinner not only is feeling the heat but stirring the pot.Skinner, director of the Center for Reproductive Biology, was given the nod this summer to become the biotechnology center’s director and to work with faculty and administrators to move the project forward. Development of such a center has been considered for about two years. The Board of Regents approved it as one of the university’s top priorities, as stated in its Strategic Plan. The plan included two goals directly related to this project, which state that WSU … » More …