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Virtual reality technology developed at WSU enables virtual Olympics participation
February 15, 2018

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Poster to view the Olympic games via virtual reality at WSUPULLMAN, Wash. – Can’t swing a plane ticket to PyeongChang on short notice? You might still be able to participate in the 2018 Olympics, virtually anyway. Immersive VR technology developed at WSU, and being used at this year’s winter Olympics, is set for a series of public demonstrations on the Pullman campus.

Alumna researches Olympic rowers’ sleep habits
September 15, 2016

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

amy-benderSPOKANE, Wash. – Many of us cheered on our favorite athletes and teams during the recently completed summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

WSU 4-H preps biathlete for Olympics
July 23, 2013

Casey Smith skiing




Casey Smith shootingMETHOW VALLEY, Wash. – It takes endurance, a keen eye and an unwavering passion for physical excellence. For elite athlete Casey Smith, competing in biathlon pushes his limits and strengthens his resolve.


“It’s exciting, challenging and motivating,” said 21-year-old Smith who grew up skiing in the Methow Valley and is training full time for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.


Combining cross country skiing with rifle shooting, biathlon tests athletic performance by insisting on speed and precision. After skiing up a steep hill … » More …

Pickler a first for WSU in track and field
July 25, 2008

PULLMAN — Olympian and recent WSU graduate Diana Pickler joined Cougar Head Track and Field Coach Rick Sloan for the latest edition of Cougar Chats, presented by Northwest Dodge Dealers. 


Fans can read a transcript of the chat by clicking here 


Pickler, a 2007 graduate of WSU and four-time All-American, finished third in the women’s heptathlon at the USA
Olympic Trials to secure a spot on the USA Olympic team for the 2008 Games in Beijing. She will be the first American woman from WSU to compete in … » More …

Research examines biological invasion
April 1, 2008

PULLMAN -As the citizens of Beijing prepare to welcome an invasion by athletes and spectators coming to this summer’s Olympic Games, a quieter and much less welcome invasion is already under way.


According to a new study co-authored by WSU ecologist Richard Mack, China’s explosive economic growth and ambitious public-works projects have allowed non-native species of plants, insects, and other organisms to spread throughout the country.


These have inflicted more than $14 billion of damage on the nation’s economy—and the Olympic Games, could provide a new entry opportunity for even … » More …

Vet students dominate Veterinary School Olympics
April 1, 2005

Washington State University veterinary students recently brought home the 2005 gold medal for overall team competition in the national Veterinary School Olympics.”I’ve been a judge at this competition before,” said Gil Burns, associate dean for academics and student affairs in the college. “Each year this serves as an objective indication of the high quality and competence of WSU veterinary students. Frankly, we’re not surprised when our students do so well.”It’s also great fun and a welcome release mentally and physically for students in this very tough, professional curriculum.”The annual event, sponsored by the Student Chapters of the American Veterinary Medical Association, invites all of North … » More …