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Text messaging useful for reaching ‘at-risk’ teens about sex
April 23, 2015

willoughbyPULLMAN, Wash. – Text messaging that connects teens with sexual health educators is effective for delivering sexual health information, according to a recent study in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

New WSU weather stations provide wheat data
November 13, 2013

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Garfield-stationPROSSER, Wash. – Four new weather stations will provide wheat farmers and breeders with insights into the influence of weather patterns on wheat production and yields in eastern Washington.

Sign up for Life Sciences grant information sessions
January 13, 2009

Faculty are invited to information sessions, conducted by agency representatives, on the 2009 state Life Sciences Discovery Fund grant competitions.

 

Two Pullman sessions, Jan. 14 and 15, will be available via videoconference at Tri-Cities and Vancouver. Find details and register for one ONLINE @ www.ogrd.wsu.edu/workshops.asp#238.

 

Other sessions that might be convenient for WSU faculty include:

 

• WSU Spokane, 2 p.m., Jan. 15.
• Battelle, Richland, 1 p.m., Jan. 20.
• Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima, 10 a.m., Jan. 21.

 

Funding opportunities and amounts include a project grant competition of up to $8 million in total awards, … » More …

Formal Launch of eXtension Feb 21
February 19, 2008

PULMAN – eXtension, a national web resource that brings the knowledge and resources of the nation’s land-grant universities to one site, will be formally launched Feb 21 as part of the 2008 Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington, D.C.

Secretary of Agriculture Ed Shafer is scheduled to “cut the ribbon” during a ceremony, scheduled for noon Pacific Standard Time. The launch ceremony can be watched via videostream in 409 Hulbert Hall. Until it runs out, pizza will be provided. 

eXtension provides space where content providers from across the nation’s Extension system can join together to produce new information and educational resources on a wide range … » More …

AgWeatherNet hits the Palouse
January 30, 2008

The WSU AgWeatherNet team recently installed a weather station at WSU’s Spillman Agronomy Farm located two miles southeast of Pullman. The station is equipped with sensors for monitoring and recording air temperature, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, solar radiation, leaf wetness, soil temperature and moisture at a depth of eight inches, and rainfall. 

“The ease at which current and historical weather data from across the state can be viewed is impressive” said Spillman Farm manager Ryan Davis of the AgWeatherNet system. 

AgWeatherNet provides online access to raw data derived from a network of 77 publicly owned, regional weather stations. Most stations are … » More …

Businesses offer information at Vancouver job fair
April 27, 2007

VANCOUVER- Local students and job seekers can gather at the largest job fair in Southwest Washington from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 at the Vancouver Hilton. The 20th Annual Pathways to Your Future career information and job fair will feature dozens of professional technical employers and workshops. The event is free and open to the public.More than 80 employers will have representatives on hand. Last year, the event attracted more than 3,000 thousand job seekers. Clark College, Washington State University Vancouver and The Columbian newspaper are co-sponsoring the event.In addition to exhibits, the following workshops will be held in the Alder Room adjacent … » More …

Tips for keeping info safe on your computer
August 18, 2006

Summer has been full of fallout from the Veterans Administration computer theft of vital data from perhaps millions of military veterans and active personnel.You may not have your computer stolen, but there are other ways your private information can be accessed.“When you buy things online,” for example, “the information you enter is saved temporarily in your machine,” said Roger Alexander, associate professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “Software installed in your computer without your knowledge can capture that information and later sell it for illegal use.”He shares these tips for keeping your information safe:• Send personal information encrypted. Install software to encrypt messages.• … » More …

Achievers Scholars info. sessions April 19 & 20
April 8, 2005

Faculty and staff mentors are needed for the Washington Achievers Scholars Mentor Network.  Achievers Scholars are high-potential students from low-income families with a scholarship from the Washington Education Foundation. Many are first-generation college students and students of color.  These students add diversity to the campus and are not only strong academically but also contribute greatly to the extracurricular activities on campus. A recent College Board Report indicated that more than 40% of students from affluent families receive a Bachelor’s Degree, while only 6% of students from the lowest income group do.  Mentors are critical to the retention, graduation, and leadership potential of these students.  As … » More …