By Cheryl Reed, WSU Graduate School
PULLMAN, Wash. – Thirteen new scientists bring to 33 the number of doctoral students at Washington State University who are pursuing solutions to the world’s complex problems as three-year Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) fellows.
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RICHLAND – A WSU Tri-Cities student and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory intern earned the national Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Kristen Meyer, a science major specializing in chemistry, received the award based on her research with fungi and how her undergraduate work will support her long-term commitment to biomedical research and the development of novel organic compounds including antibiotics.
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The Entomology Club Student Choice Seminar, “Looking Upward and Outward: Forest Canopy Research and Outreach” is on Dec. 12. Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, from The Evergreen State College’s Environmental Studies Program will be speaking at 3:10pm in room T-101 in the Food Science and Human Nutrition building.
Dr. Nadkarni was recently interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition program. She carries out field research in Washington State and in Monterverde, Costa Rica with the support of the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society.
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Mad Science presents, “Don’t Try This at Home II: Newton’s Revenge,” the spectacular live stage show that explores the zany side of science today at 7 p.m .
Professor Pruvitt and Crash are back again as they continue to demystify the fundamental Laws of Motion by demonstrating the role physics plays in our everyday lives. With a little help from Sir Isaac Newton, Mad Scientists perform wacky experiments to investigate the principles of inertia, acceleration, actions and reactions.
Prepare to take cover as the scientists unveil their gravity-powered ping-pong ball launcher. Watch two … » More …
Former Carnegie Institution president and Washington State University physics alumnus Philip Abelson died Aug. 1 in Bethesda, Md. at the age of 91.
The first recipient (in 1962) of the WSU Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, and a recipient of a WSU Foundation Outstanding Service Award, Abelson was perhaps best known as a scientist for his co-discovery of neptunium (element 93) and a method he devised for large-scale enrichment of uranium for use as a power source in submarines, leading to the construction of the world’s first atomic submarine.A Tacoma native and graduate of Tacoma’s Lincoln … » More …
SPOKANE — A leading researcher and business entrepreneur is joining the faculty at Washington State University Spokane as part of the extension of WSU’s internationally recognized Institute for Shock Physics.Hergen Eilers will lead nanophase enhanced optical research, the first of the laboratory’s focus areas to be housed at WSU Spokane. The holder of seven patents, Eilers brings both a scientific track record and a business background. Currently the president of NovaCera, he has also worked with Gemfire Corp. and was a co-founder of Quantum Vision, all California companies. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications. With other scientists, he has obtained more than $4.6 … » More …
The scientist who first slowed, and then stopped light will deliver the annual S. Town Stephenson Distinguished Lecture at Washington State University. The talk, “Light at Bicycle Speed…and Slower, Yet!” by Harvard physicist Lene Vestergaard Hau is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Webster Physics Building room 16.In 1999, Hau slowed pulses of light to an incredible 37 miles per hour from its maximum speed of 186,000 miles per second. Later, she completely stopped light for a brief one-thousandth of a second and released it at its full original speed and intensity. Hau accomplished her feat by sending a beam of light … » More …