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WSU hosts middle school engineering competition Saturday

PULLMAN, Wash. – Nine middle school teams from Washington and Idaho will compete at the sub-regional level for the national Future City Competition 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the PACCAR Building at Washington State University. » More …

Research: Arctic’s role as climate moderator threatened

Arctic ice research. (Photo by Paul Dodd)

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

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SAN FRANCISCO – Scientists in a rare and sometimes dangerous study of the Arctic have found that the region’s thinning sea ice is more prone to melting and storms, threatening its role as a moderator of the planet’s climate. » More …

Jan. 14: Future City STEM school competition

futurecity_logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Teams are forming for the regional Future City Competition for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from Washington, Idaho and Montana, which will be hosted by Washington State University on Saturday, Jan. 14. » More …

New grant to help cities make better water decisions

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By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has received a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a statistical model that will help city managers make more informed sustainable water decisions. » More …

WSU studies pollution potential of industrial nanomaterials

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

chowdhuryPULLMAN, Wash. – Nanoscale materials are helping provide new and better products for society, but researchers know little about what happens when these materials break down in the environment. » More …

WSU answers demand for engineers, computer scientists

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

engineering-studentsPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will offer new engineering degrees in the fall to meet the high demand for engineers and computer scientists in the state. » More …

WSU commits funds to major research, teaching initiatives

From the Offices of Provost and Research

PULLMAN, Wash. – Genomics, antimicrobial resistance, clean stormwater and health disparities are the subjects of several multidisciplinary proposals awarded funding as part of Washington State University’s Grand Challenges research initiative. University officials also funded a comprehensive program aimed at supporting student resilience and growth through graduation. » More …

Summer research brings undergraduates to WSU

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By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Nearly 60 undergraduates from around the country have arrived at Washington State University for unique summer research experiences working with faculty mentors on a wide variety of projects. » More …

Green blacktop fights polluted water runoff

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WSU environmental toxicologist John Stark stands on the rebuilt parking lot that, in essence, drinks polluted rain runoff. The wetland is behind him.

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PUYALLUP, Wash. – To save paradise, John Stark paved a parking lot. Next he hopes to do it to a highway. » More …

Researchers get EPA grant to measure Lewiston air quality

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

air-monitor-webPULLMAN, Wash. – The Nez Perce Tribe and researchers at Washington State University have received a three-year U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to measure air pollution in Lewiston, Idaho. » More …