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Chemistry is newest addition to Ph.D. fellowship program

By Cheryl Reed, Graduate School

PULLMAN, Wash. – The chemistry department recently joined 11 other Washington State University units that are participants in the Ph.D. fellowship program of ARCS Foundation Seattle. Achievement Rewards for College Scientists helps give WSU a competitive edge in recruiting top graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. » More …

Grad student finds research, speaking success

By Cheryl Reed, Graduate School

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Amber Morczek

PULLMAN, Wash. – With 10 national speaking engagements scheduled between June and February, doctoral student Amber Morczek is earning distinction for discussing difficult topics in an honest and nonthreatening manner. » More …

Grad studies crowned with research, mentoring success

By Amir Gilmore, Graduate School

Quisenberry-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – Inspired by her Washington State University professor and mentor, recent doctoral graduate Chrystal Quisenberry applied dedication and hard work to her cartilage research and to helping other students. For her devotion to scholarship and public service, she recently received the WSU Association of Faculty Women’s Harriett B. Rigas Award for doctoral students who excel in academics, teaching, mentoring and service. » More …

Exploring artificial intelligence, androids and the future

By Cheryl Reed, Graduate School

Bodley-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – When your interests are so vast they won’t fit into a master’s thesis – or even a Ph.D. dissertation – what can you do? Antonie “Tonie” Bodley’s solution is an interdisciplinary doctoral degree (IIDP) through the Graduate School at Washington State University. » More …

Graduate School awards new scholarships to 34 at WSU

By Cheryl Reed, Graduate School

grad-schoolPULLMAN, Wash. – The Graduate School created six new scholarships and fellowships this year and recently awarded them to 34 Washington State University students. Recipients and donors will be honored at an Evening of Excellence on March 31. » More …

Grimes advances to new vp position

PULLMAN – Howard Grimes, who has headed the Graduate School at WSU since July 2002, will add the duties of vice president of research on Feb. 1.

The change, announced by President Elson S. Floyd and Provost and Executive Vice President Robert Bates, coincides with the university’s efforts to elevate the importance of research and graduate education. Bates said the move will also allow James Petersen, who has served as vice provost for research since July 2002, to return to a faculty role in the College of Engineering and Architecture.

“By elevating the head of our research effort to the vice presidential level, WSU is … » More …

College of Edu. hosts graduate school open house

PULLMAN – The WSU College of Education will host an open house on Thursday, Nov. 29, for those interested in graduate programs in such fields as teaching, counseling, school administration, higher education administration, and sport management.

Students or graduates from any major are invited to the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the third floor of Cleveland Hall.

Current graduate students will be on hand from 10-10:30 a.m. to answer questions about their experiences at the College of Education. They include representatives of the Educational Graduate Organization, and Future Teachers and Leaders of Color. Both students and … » More …

Director of development named for WSU Graduate School

Judith M. Minton has accepted the position of director of development for Washington State University’s Graduate School. Minton will be the first person to hold this role for WSU which signifies the strategic importance of graduate education at WSU. Her office will be based at WSU West in downtown Seattle and will play a central role in foundation activities in Seattle, while focusing on fund raising for the Graduate School and cultivating specific organizations, such as ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists). The ARCS Foundation provides scholarships to outstanding U.S. citizens pursuing the Ph.D. degree in science, medicine and engineering.Minton’s professional career as a business owner, public … » More …