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Food scientist breaks barriers, earns excellence scholarship
May 23, 2017

Shima Bibi By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Shima Bibi is a pioneer and a scientist. From rural Pakistan to WSU Pullman, she is pursuing her passion for discovery, working to improve global health and help girls in her home country reach their potential.

WSU food sciences student wins national scholarship
June 14, 2016

John-Johnson-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Food sciences junior John Johnson is one of four students nationwide to be awarded the Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS).

Researchers improve biosensors to detect E. coli
June 13, 2016

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

yuehe-LinPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a portable biosensor that makes it easier to detect harmful bacteria.

Genes, breeding help deliver the perfect steak
June 9, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

SteaksPULLMAN, Wash. – A 10-year breeding project to build the perfect beefsteak has found that tenderness is in the genes – it is an inherited quality.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why does cereal ‘pop’ when I add milk?
June 9, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – My ears perked right up when I got your question. Like you, I’ve heard the sounds crispy rice cereal makes. But the truth is, I wasn’t entirely sure why it happens. There was only one way to find out.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why does soda fizz?
May 10, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – If you’ve ever had flat soda, you know a sip isn’t the same without some fizzy bubbles. We can hear them pop and feel them burst on our tongue.

Ask Dr. Universe: Is there iron in my cereal?
April 28, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Iron is found in buildings and skyscrapers. It makes up most of the earth’s core. It’s even found in the sun and stars. And yes, it’s also in a bowl of cereal.

Reducing waste while improving snack nutrition
April 26, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

snack-puffsPULLMAN, Wash. – Your favorite puffed snack food may soon contain more fiber and nutrition, thanks to research from Washington State University food scientists.

Quinoa twist on Brazilian street food wins top award
November 4, 2015

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

JessicaMurray-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Jessica Murray, a Washington State University graduate student from Woodland, Wash., used the crunch of quinoa, a popular new superfood, to put an international award-winning twist on a Brazilian snack.