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CH2M HILL and WSU Tri-Cities announce partnership
May 1, 2007

RICHLAND, Wash.- CH2M HILL has presented Washington State University Tri-Cities with an unrestricted gift of $600,000 to advance the pursuit of knowledge on the Tri-Cities campus. In addition, because WSU Tri-Cities has experienced overwhelming interest in its programs, CH2M HILL is also sponsoring 10 freshman scholarships, each worth $6,000. “Our company is a strong advocate of higher education and we are thrilled that our contribution is providing more students with access to WSU Tri-Cities. We are truly partners with WSU Tri-Cities in the pursuit of knowledge,” said CH2M HILL President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Spears. The latest contribution from CH2M HILL brings the firm’s … » More …

Kalispel Tribe hosts fundraiser for Cougs of color
April 17, 2007

Residents throughout the region will have an opportunity to support the Future Cougars of Color Scholarship Program when the Kalispel Tribe hosts a dinner at Northern Quest Casino, 6 p.m. Thursday April 19, at Northern Quest Casino in Spokane (Airway Heights), Wash. The dinner is a partnership between WSU, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians and Northern Quest Casino, which agreed to underwrite the cost of the food and facility. Every dollar raised at the event will support the Future Cougars of Color Program.The event is billed as an opportunity for people to support the past, present and future of diversity success at the university. WSU President Emeritus Samuel … » More …

EnergySolutions donates $60,000 to WSU Tri-Cities
April 6, 2007

Richland – EnergySolutions today announced the gifting of 10 scholarships to incoming freshmen at Washington State University Tri-Cities as part of the company’s commitment to education. Each scholarship will provide a student with $3,000 during the 2007-08 freshman year and another $3,000 in the senior year. “We are thrilled to have EnergySolutions involved through its scholarship program as we launch our campus expansion,” said Vicky Carwein, WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor. “EnergySolutions has proven to be a strong supporter of education at the high school level, particularly in the fields of math, science and engineering and we look forward this partnership.” “EnergySolutions believes in higher education and is … » More …

Striking gold with buckyballs
March 16, 2007

Sometimes people are a product of their surroundings, and sometimes these surroundings can be auspiciously beneficial.Lai-Sheng Wang, recipient of the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, Scholarship and Arts, was a high school student when China’s cultural revolution ended.  “Had that not happened, I wouldn’t have gone to college,” said Wang. “I would have become a carpenter!”Once in college, Wang decided he wanted to become a university teacher, but it was not until he got to UC Berkeley to work on his Ph.D. in physical chemistry that he realized being a professor means doing research as well. Happily, he has an affinity for it. Since … » More …

WSU rewards top high school students with scholarships
October 24, 2006

PULLMAN – Washington State University has awarded 255 students with scholarships through the Regents Scholars Program. The students were nominated their junior year by 167 high schools across the state.A complete list of this year’s Regents Scholars and their schools is available at www.regents-scholarship.wsu.edu.The top 25 nominees were named Distinguished Regents Scholars, a designation that comes with a four-year scholarship worth over $54,000. Other Regents Scholars received two-year awards worth $6,000 or $8,000. Each of the Distinguished Regents Scholars’ high schools will receive a plaque recognizing the contribution the schools have made to their students’ success.Every year in March, WSU President V. Lane Rawlins … » More …

Environment link may be ‘major finding’
March 17, 2006

Everyone has something that keeps them going. For Michael Skinner, director for the Center for Reproductive Biology at WSU, those things are a basic curiosity and a drive to find the answers to questions.Over the past couple of years, Skinner and his research team discovered a direct link between environmental exposures and human reproductive health. In essence, this research suggests that a toxicant your great-grandmother was exposed to could affect your health without changing the genes themselves.“If verified, this discovery could be on the level of the discovery of how genes work — a major finding in biology,” said Michael Griswold, dean of the College … » More …

ICN awarded diabetes management scholarship
February 14, 2006

The WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing Academic Health Services has received a $10,000 scholarship from the Washington State Collaborative: Diabetes Management and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.A team of faculty nurse practitioners and support staff from the college and People’s Clinic will work together with clinic teams from across the state for 18 months, focusing on improving chronic care management for patients with diabetes.Teams will test changes in their individual practices and collectively share lessons learned. The efforts will be focused on evidence-based care. The opportunity to work with other state teams allows the best practices to be put in place.The People’s Clinic, a nurse-managed health care … » More …

St. Hilaire Cellars establishes migrant student scholarship
February 8, 2006

St. Hilaire Cellars owner Gary L. Jackson believes our state’s Hispanic farm workers do not get the credit they deserve. “I don’t think people realize that if there were no Hispanic farm workers, there would be no wine industry in the State of Washington,” he said.As a way to recognize farm workers’ contribution to the wine industry, Jackson will donate 5 percent of the profits from the sale of two new wines to support a Fiesta Scholarship program at Washington State University and the University of Washington. The new wines are called Fiesta en Blanca, a chardonnay, and Fiesta en Rojo, a merlot. Jackson will … » More …

Award to be announced Oct. 22
October 15, 2004

In May, 509 high school juniors throughout the state were nominated for the 2005 Regents Scholars program by their principals. All nominees meeting the program criteria are offered a Crimson Regents Scholarship ($6,000 over two years), with 75 receiving the Silver Regents Scholarship ($8,000, over two years), and 25 receiving the Distinguished Regents Scholarship (four-year scholarship for the full amount of undergraduate resident tuition, mandatory fees, a book stipend, and on-campus housing and board).The Regents Scholars Selection Committee, made up of faculty and staff, has reviewed the nomination forms, academic references, high school transcripts and other materials from this talented group of scholars over the … » More …

Hoping for a bumper crop of regents scholars
April 23, 2004

Only two weeks remain for high school principals throughout the state to nominate their top academic junior students for Washington State University’s prestigious Regents Scholarship, and a host of departments and faculty are hoping for a bumper crop of potential Cougar recruits with exceptional academic records.Last year, principals submitted 468 nominations, with 188 students ultimately choosing WSU. This year, the university put out an aggressive and orchestrated effort to encourage the state’s high schools to submit the names of their top students. In addition, efforts are under way to increase the number of Regents Scholars and other top students who ultimately enroll at WSU by … » More …