PULLMAN, Wash. – Thirteen grants to develop innovative undergraduate teaching strategies have been awarded to Washington State University faculty members from the Pullman, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses.
By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs & Enrollment
PULLMAN, Wash. – The First Scholars program has helped Washington State University surpass the national percentage of first-generation students who complete a bachelor’s degree within six years of enrollment. Yet the program only has capacity to accept 20 new students each fall.
SEATTLE – Two Washington State University scientists this week received $250,000 grants to move their health research discoveries into practical use.
By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Christine Portfors, associate professor of biology and neuroscience and head of the Hearing and Communication Laboratory at Washington State University Vancouver, has received two federal grants totaling more than $1.1 million over three years. The grants will be used to study how neurons in the brains of mice detect, discriminate and categorize the different types of sounds mice use to communicate.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Ten grants to develop innovative undergraduate teaching strategies have been awarded to Washington State University faculty members from the Pullman and Vancouver campuses.
RICHLAND, Wash. – Seven new Washington State University faculty members recently became students again during an intensive retreat to improve their writing skills for research articles and grant proposals.
“It was inspiring to see how motivated our new faculty are to pursue their passions and translate that into publishable work and grant projects,” said College of Education (COE) faculty research development coordinator Laura Girardeau, who helped facilitate the weekend retreat.
PULLMAN – In the midst of a lingering economic downturn and despite continuing reductions in state funding, WSU faculty and researchers have achieved more than a 40 percent increase in the amount of outside research and other grant funding awarded over the past two fiscal years.
Howard Grimes, WSU vice president of research and Graduate School dean, said the university processed a record $218.33 million in grant awards during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The total represents nearly a 26 percent increase over the $173.88 million in grants awarded WSU in FY 2009 and a 42 … » More …