Student writes code in competitive Google program

Wang VANCOUVER, Wash. – Computer science graduate student Bo Wang is one of 1,192 applicants accepted to the Google Summer of Code program out of 5,999 proposals from 94 countries. David Chiu, assistant professor of computer science at Washington State University Vancouver, was selected as a mentor. The global program offers students a $5,000 stipend […]

WSU holds Undergraduate Research Symposium

PULLMAN – Freshmen through seniors from throughout WSU will participate in the first Undergraduate Research Symposium Nov. 9 and 10 on the Pullman campus. Monetary awards totaling $2,000 will be awarded for the best presentations and posters. “There are numerous examples of undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities taking place at our university, and the […]

Tri-Cities program needs mentors

RICHLAND, Wash.– Mentors are needed for the new Cougar Success program at Washington State University Tri-Cities. Professionals in various fields are invited to create this support network for the first freshman class at WSU Tri-Cities. The goal is to form mentoring relationships that help students connect to the community and learn how to be successful […]

Teachers support colleagues in New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina may be just a grim memory to those of us not in its path. But remnants of the devastation linger in the coastal Southeast. In one of many efforts to help, teachers throughout Washington have teamed up to offer supplies, support and encouragement to teachers from the St. Bernard Parish School District in […]

Three-part freshman program announced at WSU Tri-Cities

TRI-CITIES – Vicky Carwein, chancellor at WSU Tri-Cities, has announced a major initiative — including scholarships, mentoring and internship programs — to support the students of the campus’s first freshmen class, scheduled to begin classes next fall. Carwein said, “I know that students and their parents will catch the excitement of the outstanding academic program we’ve […]

Staff mentor interns, impart valued experience

Student internships are a vital way of life at Washington State University, even in offices that are nonacademic. Students receive instruction, encouragement, experience and sometimes make friendships that last a lifetime. And often times, the learning process is a two-way street, with supervisors and mentors learning a great deal as well. A case in point […]

Faculty mentors sought for disabled students

A new program to help students with disabilities succeed in science and math is under way at WSU, and faculty are being sought to help oversee summer internships for these students. WSU recently has become a partner in the DO-IT (disabilities, opportunities, internetworking and technology) program, which has been based at the University of Washington […]