New program expands journalism, science opportunities

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern PULLMAN, Wash. – Journalism students will learn and report about challenging environmental topics researched by Ph.D. candidates in a new program at Washington State University. The graduate students will gain exposure for their science and practice explaining it to a general audience.

Aug. 26: Supercomputing and its scientific applications

By Joanna Steward, College of Arts & Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray Inc. and a Washington State University alumnus, will deliver the first Institute for Shock Physics’ Creighton Distinguished Lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the WSU CUB junior ballroom. A 3:30 p.m. reception will precede the […]

‘Culture of the Land’ connects teachers to local research

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Educators and students from six area school districts recently engaged in hands-on activities that will help them integrate science curricula and collaborate with each other. The “Culture of the Land” workshop at Washington State University Mount Vernon focused on local grains and bread making.

Students engage as teachers focus on science inquiry

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education PULLMAN, Wash. – Increased student engagement is among the results of the first year of a Washington State University-led program to improve science education in K-8 grades. Teachers met this week to assess progress and consider next steps – one of which is blogging to support their collaboration.

Alumna earns first MSU award for women in science

BOZEMAN, Mont. – By the time she earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University (’87 chemistry and biochemistry), Joan Blanchette Broderick had worked in four research labs, published three papers, knew she loved chemistry and realized she wanted a career in research.

Rock Doc: How to better interpret what science reports

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – We live in an age shaped by scientific research. Medical practice, for example, changes a bit each year because of new discoveries in the laboratory or in drug trials. We have come to expect progress in a variety of technical […]