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WSU scientists help detect gravitational waves for third time

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Three billion years ago in a distant galaxy, two massive black holes slammed together, merged into one and sent space–time vibrations, known as gravitational waves, shooting out into the universe.

STEM minority students find support, giving opportunities

By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Strategically looking for answers, Ramiro Gonzalez gazes across his table that lies covered in papers, a ruler, textbooks, different colored pens and a cup of tea. It’s a daily routine, as he waits for someone to help.

Young researcher award funds data science, analysis

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Computer science professor Assefaw Gebremedhin has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award for exceptional researchers at the beginning of their careers.

WSU receives NSF grant to evaluate university partner accommodation policies

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor of economics Jill McCluskey has been awarded a three-year, $449,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will help fund a study of the effects of partner accommodation policies (PAPs), including their implications for increasing the number of female faculty teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Research examines how engineers learn concepts

PULLMAN – Engineering education has been around for several centuries, but for the first time, WSU researchers are examining which engineering concepts engineers actually use and how they apply those concepts in the workplace.   Shane Brown, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has received a $400,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award […]

Citizenship in a technology-filled nation topic of talk

A former assistant director of the National Science Foundation and former president of the National Academy of Engineering will present a free public lecture, “Responsible Citizenship in a Technological Democracy,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Smith CUE 203. A reception will follow in the Smith CUE atrium. William A. Wulf will propose that citizens […]

Taylor receives Special Services Award

Loverine Taylor, an associate professor of the School of Molecular Biosciences, was honored with a Special Services Award from the National Science Foundation. For the past two years, Taylor has served as a Program Director in the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences directorate at NSF and she was commended for her contributions “which provide exceptional value […]