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Event to focus on advances in nuclear detection, security
September 2, 2009

SEATTLE – As an international leader in nuclear science and radiochemistry education, WSU is responding to our society’s most pressing nuclear concerns and preparing the next generation of scientists and professionals to meet our future energy and security needs.

A professor in the WSU Department of Chemistry, Sue Clark leads a team of radio-analytical chemists who are designing new ways to dramatically speed the identification of radioactive materials, and to advance safe and sustainable energy development.

In the September presentation of WSU’s ongoing Innovators lecture series, Clark will discuss how her work is contributing to improved nuclear activity detection and safeguards in a presentation entitled, … » More …

CAHNRS, extension employees honored
April 7, 2009


PULLMAN – Faculty and staff of WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences and WSU Extension were honored Saturday, April 4, at the 50th annual CAHNRS’ awards banquet

Derek McLean, assistant professor of animal sciences, assistant animal scientist and associate director of the Center for Reproductive Biology, received the R.M. Wade Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. McLean emphasizes critical thinking and experiential learning in the classroom. His laboratory activities expose students to state of the art technologies as they answer important questions.

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WSU evaluates a new apple from Stemilt
February 23, 2009

The next time you are in your neighborhood grocery store you many want to look for a new apple with the sporty name Piñata.


Stemilt Customer Development Specialist

Travis Chin

The Piñata is produced by Stemilt Growers in Wenatchee, and features a distinct tropical twist. “We want to expand the market for apples and by doing this get people to eat less junk food,” Stemilt Customer Development Specialist Travis Chin said.


Piñata has drawn rave reviews and is even featured in recipes by Jason Wilson of Crush, one of Seattle’s premiere restaurants. In … » More …

Abstracts accepted beginning Dec 8
December 5, 2008

Abstracts for the 2009 Academic Showcase will be accepted Dec. 8-Jan. 30 ONLINE @, as WSU looks toward its annual celebration of excellence — Showcase 2009 on Friday, March 27.


The 2008 Academic Showcase featured more than 390 displays highlighting the original research of WSU faculty, staff and students.


Besides honoring the achievements of faculty and staff, Showcase 2009 also provides employees the opportunity to learn about the areas of academic expertise of their colleagues.


Events for the day will include:
9 a.m.-noon, Academic Showcase
12:15-1:45 p.m., Distinguished Faculty Address luncheon
3:30-5 p.m., Legacy of Excellence … » More …

Load N Reload leads way to market
February 4, 2008

Hungry for something different? Future alternatives might include ZippaTea whey- and tea-based smoothie, or YoVe vegetable-flavored yogurt or Cheezzlers colorful fruit-flavored, chocolate-filled string cheese.

These are just three of the 17 novel foods created over the last decade by the WSU Food Product Development Team and successfully entered in national product development contests. One is on the market, and WSU is working on ways to commercialize more.

“The products that our students have developed are marketable,” said Stephanie Clark, associate professor of food science, who established and advises the student Food Product … » More …

Alumnus receives award
October 20, 2004

Washington State University alumnus James H. Clark (’75 Civil Engr., ’76 M.A. Civil Engr.)received a WSU Alumni Achievement Award at an alumni award reception held at the Lewis Alumni Centre on the Pullman campus Friday, Oct. 15.Clark, a resident of Glendale, Calif, is vice president and senior project manager of Black & Veatch Corp. At age 38, he became the youngest partner in the global engineering/construction firm that has more than 9,000 employees and $2 billion in annual revenues.From the Los Angeles office, Clark manages  planning, design and operations projects for many of the company’s premier water and wastewater clients in North America. He was … » More …

Sensory facility tests coffee, building new client list
March 21, 2003

Coming soon to a grocery store near you — several new coffee flavors handpicked, or rather, taste-bud-picked by WSU sensory panelists.In the past several weeks, about 55 WSU volunteers took part in a flavored coffee taste-testing panel conducted by researchers from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. The company that hired WSU to conduct the study is preparing to launch three newly formulated coffee flavors of chocolate, hazelnut and vanilla, based on the research results. The new coffee should soon be available in most grocery stores. Conducting sensory panels such as this is nothing new to FSHN, said Stephanie Clark, an assistant professor … » More …