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Chemistry is newest addition to Ph.D. fellowship program

By Cheryl Reed, Graduate School PULLMAN, Wash. – The chemistry department recently joined 11 other Washington State University units that are participants in the Ph.D. fellowship program of ARCS Foundation Seattle. Achievement Rewards for College Scientists helps give WSU a competitive edge in recruiting top graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Ph.D. student earns international prize for heat research

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern PULLMAN, Wash. – Graduate student Brennan Pecha is one of four researchers from about 330 presenting posters to receive the international Frontier-Labs Young Scientist Award for significant contributions to analytical and applied pyrolysis.

Ph.D. student earns international scholars honor

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education PULLMAN, Wash. – Graduate student Andy Scheef is one of 10 students selected internationally by the Council for Exceptional Children to join the eighth cohort of the Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars. He will meet with other scholars and participate in the council conference in April.

Psychology inspires grad student

Graduate student Nichole Olson, right, proudly shows the V-DAY hand sign. PULLMAN – Fascinated by human behavior, graduate student Nichole Olson started reading about psychology in high school. “I naturally fall into the listening role in many of my interpersonal relationships,” Olson said, adding that this made it easier for her to work at a sexual assault […]

National Needs Fellowship focuses on training leaders

PULLMAN – WSU has received a $258,000 National Needs Fellowship grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture to help train the next generation of policy makers, educators and researchers in agriculture. The grant, in the form of fellowships, will support three Ph.D. students for three to four years. WSU was one of 12 universities […]

Graduate numbers increase

WSU graduate student numbers continue to climb for fall 2008. Tenth-day enrollment figures show 3,396 graduate students — up from 3,330 in fall 2007.   Enrollments showed the most growth on the Pullman (up 26) and Spokane (up 34) campuses while WSU Tri-Cities dropped by nearly 40 students. WSU Vancouver increased by 4.   “Over […]

College of Edu. hosts graduate school open house

PULLMAN – The WSU College of Education will host an open house on Thursday, Nov. 29, for those interested in graduate programs in such fields as teaching, counseling, school administration, higher education administration, and sport management. Students or graduates from any major are invited to the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to […]

Ph.D numbers up 9.5 percent

Howard Grimes, dean of the Graduate School, set a goal of a 5 percent increase in graduate enrollment for this semester and, if you look at the numbers he is most concerned about, WSU nearly doubled that goal. “I’m very happy with these numbers,” he said, showing a graph of new doctoral student enrollments that […]