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Chemistry is newest addition to Ph.D. fellowship program
January 25, 2017

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.

Libyans reunite at WSU, earn doctorates together
December 14, 2016

By Kyla Emme, College of Education intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – A shared love of English brought together three undergraduates in 2000 in Benghazi, Libya. Years and separations later, they completed Ph.D.s together in language, literacy and technology at Washington State University in 2015.

Student works to boost renewable energy in Philippines
September 28, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – In Elmar Villota’s home country of the Philippines, as much as 15 percent of households do not have electricity. Villota, a doctoral student in biological systems engineering at Washington State University Tri-Cities, is motivated to close that gap with renewable energy.

Scholarship to help increase Native American nurse force
July 13, 2016

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

Leslie-Randall-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Ph.D. nursing candidate Leslie Randall has received a $10,000 scholarship from Johnson & Johnson companies designated for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) scholars in an effort to increase their representation among the workforce.

Ph.D. student earns international prize for heat research
June 21, 2016

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

Brennan-PechaPULLMAN, 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.

China recognizes hospitality Ph.D. student with award
April 13, 2016

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Lu-Lu-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Lu Lu, a doctoral candidate in the Washington State University School of Hospitality Business Management, received the 2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, sponsored by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

Ph.D. student earns international scholars honor
January 11, 2016

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Andy-ScheefPULLMAN, 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
April 2, 2009

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 center as a volunteer and intern while she was an undergraduate at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota.

As graduate coordinator of the student organization V-DAY WSU, she helped the group sell out two nights of performances earlier this year and raise $10,101 – the most yet in … » More …