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Rector’s work improves on MRI
May 7, 2004

Washington State University assistant professor David Rector is among 20 recipients nationwide of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation’s 2004 Young Investigator Awards.The grant is a three-year award totaling $240,000 given to some of the nation’s most promising young faculty members who are in the first three years of a tenure-track appointment. Rector’s work seeks to understand and define a unique sensory ability among harbor seals. The seal’s whiskers are an integral part of its neurosensory capabilities, somewhat like a human’s sense of touch. The mammals can sense extremely small changes in hydrodynamic forces in the water caused by passing fish or vessels. As a … » More …