National Science Foundation

Entrepreneurship accelerator will aid students, faculty, state

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to teach its faculty and students how to come up with the “Next Big Thing” and become better entrepreneurs.

NSF awards support grad students in pharmacy research

By Lorraine Nelson, College of Pharmacy SPOKANE, Wash. – The National Science Foundation has awarded three years of research support to two doctoral students in the College of Pharmacy at the Washington State University health sciences campus in Spokane.

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 […]

Grant helps build community of computer science

VANCOUVER – The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $382,109 to WSU Vancouver and Scott Wallace, assistant professor of computer science, in support of the Northwest Distributed Computer Science Department.   The project seeks to develop a unique educational community within the Pacific Northwest by uniting educations who are devoted to sharing knowledge, […]

Archeology professor awarded grant

PULLMAN – WSU Regents Professor of Archeology Timothy Kohler will receive a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Forest Service to better understand the interactions between humans and their environment by studying coupled natural and human systems. Kohler and his colleagues will receive a $1,499,172 grant to study the dynamic interaction […]

WSU hosts national poster session

PULLMAN — WSU is hosting five National Science Foundation sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates Site programs in the summer of 2008. The final poster session where the summer researchers present their work will be in the CUE Atrium on Tuesday, August 5 from 2 – 4 pm and on Wednesday, August 6 from 9 – […]

National Science Foundation presents research

Faculty, specifically those with an environmental research interest, can attend two workshops that will explore major interdisciplinary research and graduate education proposal opportunities. The workshops are hosted by the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO). “I’m very excited that we can have presentations from two National Science Foundation program directors,’’ says George Mount, CEREO […]