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Seniors sweep national Udall scholarship categories
June 16, 2016

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Ellenwood,-left,-Torpey-and-WeyandPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University seniors Rachel Ellenwood, Tillie Torpey and Logan Weyand have received national 2016 Udall Foundation awards in each of its three categories: native health care, tribal policy and the environment.

Summer research brings undergraduates to WSU
June 16, 2016

Summer-REU
By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Nearly 60 undergraduates from around the country have arrived at Washington State University for unique summer research experiences working with faculty mentors on a wide variety of projects.

WSU students land national Goldwater scholarships
April 24, 2015

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Goldwater-winnersPULLMAN, Wash. – Two Washington State University students won annual Barry M. Goldwater scholarships and one student received honorable mention. The merit-based awards, typically for $7,500, go to college sophomores and juniors in science, engineering and mathematics who intend to pursue a career in research.

New Office of Undergraduate Ed and teaching academy founded
December 1, 2003

One of Washington State University’s four primary goals, according to its strategic plan, is to “offer the best undergraduate experience in a research university.”Nice words, but how do you do it? For more than 10 years, many faculty and administrators have discussed the need for an office focusing on undergraduate education and a teaching academy, said Doug Baker, vice provost for academic affairs. But for a number of reasons, those concepts never became a reality, leaving WSU as the only university in the Pac-10 without such an office. That situation ended earlier this month, however, when the Budget Council allocated $145,000 annually from WSU’s already … » More …