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Student works to boost renewable energy in Philippines
September 28, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – In Elmar Villota’s home country of the Philippines, as much as 15 percent of households do not have electricity. Villota, a doctoral student in biological systems engineering at Washington State University Tri-Cities, is motivated to close that gap with renewable energy.

Ph.D. student earns international prize for heat research
June 21, 2016

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

Brennan-PechaPULLMAN, Wash. – Graduate student Brennan Pecha is one of four researchers from about 330 presenting posters to receive the international Frontier-Labs Young Scientist Award for significant contributions to analytical and applied pyrolysis.

New program attracts top science students
March 3, 2008


PULLMAN – The College of Sciences at WSU is taking applications from top high school seniors for a new program called STARS (Students Targeted toward Advanced Research Studies).


“This is an exciting program created for the best science students in Washington who are interested in a research career in the molecular biosciences,” said Associate Dean of Sciences Mary Sanchez Lanier.  “I have been delighted with the response to our program so far.  We have many highly talented students in the state, and these students are interested in working with internationally recognized faculty at WSU both early in their studies and into their … » More …

Developing nursing doctorate focus of WSU Vancouver grants
May 26, 2006

VANCOUVER – Southwest Washington Medical Center Foundation and the Samuel S. Johnson Foundation have given $100,000 and $25,000 respectively to Washington State University Vancouver towards a two-year statewide initiative to develop a Doctorate of Nursing (DNP) program. The gifts will allow WSU Vancouver to strengthen high levels of leadership and quality in the nursing workforce. By the fall of 2008, this project will result in a new DNP program being offered by the WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing. Currently, the Nursing program at WSU Vancouver is home to three advanced practice nursing programs, including the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN), the … » More …

Grimes: Grant money should invest in Ph.D. students
October 15, 2004

A major objective of the Washington State University Graduate School has been to increase the number of Ph.D. students enrolled and graduating in Pullman. Recent data compiled by the Graduate School show a shift in that direction. However, the figures also show a decline in the total number of graduate students — master’s and Ph.D. degree candidates — enrolling at WSU Pullman in the past year. And that concerns Graduate School Dean Howard Grimes. “We have to be looking long-term,” he explained. “If we don’t enroll those students now, they won’t be graduating from WSU four or five years from now. We must become known … » More …

Carnegie taps education college
February 7, 2003

By Bill LondonCollege of Education Washington State University’s College of Education received high recognition recently as it was selected as a partner in the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate. The honor is especially note-worthy in that it was the only college selected from the Pacific Northwest, with company including Ohio State and Michigan State. The Carnegie Foundation chose 10 colleges or departments of education nationwide to participate in this five-year, research-and-action project aimed at improving doctoral education. The project will link these innovative institutions, support and study experimentation in doctoral programs, and help identify and create model doctoral programs. In addition, the foundation selected 22 … » More …