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African roots inspire professor’s varied water research

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – After growing up in drought-afflicted Ethiopia, Yonas Demissie values water. His research to manage the life-sustaining resource reaches from the U.S. military to the Nile River basin, from Washington’s Hanford nuclear site to biofuels crops and the Gulf of Mexico. » More …

Starts Jan. 25: Stress study seeks student participants

PULLMAN, Wash. – Undergraduate students are sought to participate in a Washington State University-based study examining the effects of human-animal interaction on coping with academic stress. An information session will be 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in CUE 119. » More …

Five faculty earn awards for global research travel

By Craig Lawson, International Programs

PULLMAN, Wash. – Five faculty members are recipients of the fifth annual International Research Travel Awards at Washington State University. » More …

Jan. 18: Sports research series begins

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – The political ramifications of international sports require that we think of them not just as competitions, but also as a legitimate political institution, according to Scott Jedlicka, assistant professor in sport management at Washington State University. » More …

Heo named to professorship in microelectronics

By Zahra Debbek, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor Deukhyoun Heo has been named the Frank Brands Distinguished Professor in Analog Electronics in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The professorship supports faculty and programs enhancement in microelectronics at WSU. » More …

Gap fund awards help get WSU innovations to market

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

PULLMAN, Wash. – Wound healing, smart textiles, biodegradable hydraulic fluid and estimation of apple crops with a smartphone are some of the innovations that are closer to reaching the market thanks to the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) at Washington State University. » More …

Showcase research abstracts due Jan. 23

PULLMAN, Wash. – Faculty, staff and graduate and professional students are encouraged to submit abstracts of original research, scholarship or creative work by 5 p.m. on Jan. 23 for consideration at the March 31 Academic Showcase and Graduate Professional Student Association Research Exposition. » More …

New potato varieties chosen for McDonald’s fries

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

potatoesPULLMAN, Wash. – When it comes to potatoes, french fries are the big outlet for Columbia Basin farmers. And when it comes to selling french fries, McDonald’s is the holy grail. » More …

Dec. 1: Integration science assists research effectiveness

lilian-alessaPULLMAN, Wash. – The science behind conducting truly integrated research will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, Washington State University, by the director of the Center for Resilient Cities at the University of Idaho. » More …

Study aims to improve work for students with disabilities

By Brittni Willis, College of Education intern

Marcus-PoppenPULLMAN, Wash. – Marcus Poppen has received the Switzer Research Fellowship to document and evaluate vocational support services provided to young adults with disabilities while they are enrolled in school. » More …