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Feb. 15: Film about educating girls, overcoming poverty
February 13, 2017

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public showing of the documentary, “Girl Rising,” will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in CUE 203, presented by the Washington State University common reading program.

Vaccinating increases family wealth, girls’ education
December 14, 2016

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education. Researchers also found that when fewer cattle died from the fever, girls were more likely to attend secondary school.

Challenge courses especially benefit non-whites, girls
May 31, 2016


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

SEATTLE – A platform balances two feet above the ground on a central pivot point. How do you get a dozen people onto that platform without tilting it so far that it touches the ground?

WSU seeks mothers to participate in body, weight study
August 17, 2015

Youth-weightPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University are looking for mothers of overweight girls to participate in audio-taped interviews for a study about weight and socialization. Participants will receive $20.

Students get grant to promote computer science to girls
February 5, 2015

cougar-quest-160PULLMAN, Wash. – Women who become computer scientists end up in high-paying, interesting jobs where they tackle challenges that make a difference in the world. So why are fewer girls studying computer science than 30 years ago?

Cougar women end drought in Tucson
February 25, 2008

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Washington State women’s basketball team rode an outstanding shooting performance to its first road victory over Arizona in more than 10 years, knocking off the Wildcats 67-54 Saturday at McKale Center. The win improved the Cougars’ record to 5-22 overall and 2-14 in the Pacific-10 Conference. The Wildcats dropped to 9-18 this season and 3-13 in the Pac-10.

“The three point line was very good to us,” WSU Head Coach June Daugherty said. “When you get a consistent inside game it helps your outside game. Ebonee Coates and Heather Molzen … » More …

Girls encouraged in science
July 5, 2002

WSU Spokane has been encouraging girls to explore science as it hosted its popular CityLab summer science camp, July 8 – 12 on the Riverpoint campus. This year the program took young women grades 6 – 8 on an astrobiology quest. Young investigators will use tools of DNA analysis, blood typing, food analysis, and gel electrophoresis to solve the mystery of the Martian mummies! The camp includes an overnight trip to the WSU Pullman campus to visit various science departments and the reopened WSU Jewett Observatory. For more information, contact Glynis Hull at 509-358-7638 or, or visit the WSU Spokane CityLab Web site at … » More …