By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News SPOKANE, Wash. – This time of year, dust devils put on a good show in the flatter, drier parts of the Pacific Northwest. You’ve probably seen these plumes of swirling dust zipping across farmland, open fields, roadsides and even parking lots.
By Randy Bolerjack, WSU Everett EVERETT, Wash. – The rust-colored badlands of the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah became a proving ground for aspiring engineers from around the world over the weekend. And at the end, students from the Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett Mars rover team stood on the second-place […]
By Randy Bolerjack, WSU North Puget Sound at Everett EVERETT, Wash. – For 13 months, Engineering Club students at Washington State University Everett have spent countless hours designing, building, testing and rebuilding a Mars rover meant to be able to work alongside human explorers on the surface of the Red Planet.
WSU’s Schulze-Makuch PULLMAN, Wash. – Two university researchers say environmental restrictions have become unnecessarily restrictive and expensive – on Mars. Writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, astrobiologists Alberto Fairén of Cornell University and Dirk Schulze-Makuch of Washington State University say the NASA Office of Planetary Protection’s “detailed and expensive” efforts to keep Earth microorganisms off […]
Following are links to several recent media articles regarding WSU faculty and staff, as well as items of general interest in higher education news. To see a full article, just click on the corresponding live URL link. Seattle Times — Washington State’s new president has university changing course. Washington Voices: Editorial views from across the state, […]
Washington State University invites the public to visit the Jewett Observatory this week to view the planet Mars as it swings closer to Earth than it has for nearly 60,000 years. WSU astronomy faculty members will be on hand each night to assist viewers. “Our 12-inch, refractor telescope reaches 300 magnification and is really good […]