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$25M grant to improve student success in higher education

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GEAR UP staff work with Tri-Cities area high school students.

By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities recently received a $25 million seven-year GEAR UP grant to prepare students in low-income schools to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. » More …

WSU portable smartphone laboratory detects cancer

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

spectometer-device-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that can analyze several samples at once to catch a cancer biomarker, producing lab quality results. » More …

Soybean nitrogen breakthrough could help feed the world

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

mechthild-tegederPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University biologist Mechthild Tegeder has developed a way to dramatically increase the yield and quality of soybeans. » More …

Wireless data-center-on-a-chip aims to cut energy use

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

partha-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has designed a tiny, wireless data center that someday could be as small as a hand-held device and dramatically reduce the energy needed to run such centers. » More …

WSU Foundation honors president emeritus Sam Smith

By Trevor Durham, WSU Foundation

sam-smith-headPULLMAN, Wash – The Washington State University Foundation honored emeritus professor of plant pathology and eighth WSU president Samuel H. Smith as recipient of the 2016 Weldon B. Gibson Distinguished Volunteer Award at the annual Recognition Gala Sept. 30. » More …

Novel method creates important chemicals simply, cheaply

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Norbert-KrusePULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has used a simple, common industrial process in a new way to create chemicals used widely as fuel additives and as feedstock for plasticizers, detergents, lubricants and cosmetics. » More …

$2.2M to fund English learning development for teachers

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

gisela-ernst-slavit-headVANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University has won a five-year, $2.2 million grant to increase the number of certified K-8 teachers with bilingual and English learners (EL) endorsements and to provide professional development to improve EL instruction. » More …

WSU first to get EU funds for transatlantic collaboration

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is the first university in the state to receive European Union funding to support student and faculty research exchanges. » More …

$3M grant for Columbia basin food, energy, water needs

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By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A team led by Washington State University will study how to better coordinate and manage the food, water and energy needs of the Columbia River basin and make the region more resilient to a changing climate as part of a $3 million grant cosponsored between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. » More …