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Researchers tackle impact of climate change on plants

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are undertaking an industrious investigation into the effects of global warming on plants. Making the effort possible is a fully automated “plant hotel” that can analyze up to 6,000 seedlings in a single experiment. » More …

WSU Vancouver receives $240,500 to create labs

VANCOUVER – The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust has donated $240,500 to Washington State University Vancouver towards the creation of computer science and mechanical engineering labs.  This gift will enable WSU Vancouver faculty to increase the integration of modern/emerging technologies; create longitudinal learning experiences so that interdisciplinary concepts can be revisited sequentially throughout a student’s learning career; implement a student-centered educational model with increased hands-on experiences; respond to local industry’s needs; and expand an outreach program to expose pre-college youth to engineering and computer science.  WSU Vancouver’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is an academic unit of the WSU College of Engineering and Architecture … » More …