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Professor recognized nationally for early career research
January 27, 2016

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Rich-Lamb-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Rich Lamb, assistant professor of science education technology at Washington State University, has won a national early career award for his potential to make outstanding contributions to research and science education.

March 22: Three Minute Thesis to return as part of Showcase
January 25, 2016

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Emily-JohnsonPULLMAN, Wash. – Three Minute Thesis (3MT) will be part of Washington State University’s annual Showcase celebration of excellence on Tuesday, March 22. Prizes, in the form of travel awards for research conferences, will be $3,000 for the winner, $1,500 for second place and $500 for third.

Aiming for the sun: WSU chosen to vie for solar home prize
January 21, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

solar-decathlonPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students will design and build a solar home during the next two years as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition. For the first time, the contest will include $2 million in prize money.

Research helps growers conserve water, improve white wines
January 14, 2016

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

white-wine-grapesPROSSER, Wash. – In arid eastern Washington where most of the state’s wine grapes grow, efficient irrigation is the name of the game. Yet little research has been done to determine the best irrigation strategies for white wine grapes.

Prof ranks 30th in world for hospitality research productivity
January 13, 2016

RICHLAND, Wash. – A study published in the “Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism” ranked Robert Harrington, professor of hospitality and wine business management at Washington State University Tri-Cities, 30th in the world for productivity based on research impact in his field.

Cumulative experiences help black men succeed in IT careers
January 12, 2016

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

K.D.-JoshiPULLMAN, Wash. – Expanding the range of black men’s career options in an increasingly technology-oriented world will help alleviate high unemployment and poverty they often experience, according to a study examining the career paths of successful black men in college.

Redesigned Research Exchange opens access to scholarship
January 7, 2016

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

research-exchange-sitePULLMAN, Wash. – Federal agencies were told in 2013 to ensure public access to federally funded research through national repositories. Washington State University researchers receiving federal funding have a ready and local tool for making their work accessible: the Research Exchange at WSU Libraries.

Dunn elected to educational research academy
January 4, 2016

Michael-DunnVANCOUVER, Wash. – Michael Dunn, associate professor of special education and literacy, recently was elected to the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD).

To bolster a New Year’s resolution, ask, don’t tell
January 4, 2016

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

questionsPULLMAN, Wash. – “Will you exercise this year?” That simple question can be a game-changing technique for people who want to influence their own or others’ behavior, according to a recent study spanning 40 years of research.

Study: Climate change rapidly warming world’s lakes
December 16, 2015

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

stephanie-hampton-80SAN FRANCISCO – Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a study spanning six continents.