Scientists receive $1.1 million for biofuels research

Ahring Kramer RICHLAND – WSU scientists based in the Tri-Cities and Pullman are getting a combined $1.1 million for biofuels research from the U.S. Department of Energy.   DOE announced $80 million for biofuels projects, split between three consortia. WSU is one of several groups involved in the consortia and will receive funding as part of […]

WSU scientists win $1 million grant

PULLMAN – Replacing costly chemicals with new crop rotations and no-till technology to raise dryland crops such as wheat and barley organically will be the focus of WSU scientists thanks to a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Integrated Organic Program.   “This adds an important new dimension to our organic agriculture […]

MESA science competition tests seventh grade scientists

SPOKANE — Approximately 50 young scientists will put their minds and creations to the test during the annual Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) seventh grade science competition. The Spokane MESA seventh grade classes from both Chase Middle School and Glover Middle School will be represented Friday, Dec. 19, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Riverpoint […]

Scientists rate among top for productivity

WSU scientists conducting research on plants and animals are among the most productive in the nation, according to a survey published recently in the Chronicle for Higher Education.  WSU plant scientists were ranked the fifth most productive in the United States. WSU’s zoology program ranked No.10. Approximately 7,300 doctoral programs around the country were evaluated […]

Wind, quake studies sway building codes worldwide

While the 2004 hurricane season has put Florida’s buildings and building codes to the test, on the other side of the country a WSU professor is trying to understand how destruction like that wrought in Florida can be curbed.Hurricane Charley flattened more than 12,000 homes in Florida, according to the Associated Press. The damage from […]

Faculty invest in WSU’s future

For several Washington State University scientists, devoting their careers to their students, departments and research programs is just the beginning of their investment in the university. Don Matteson, professor emeritus, chemistry; Bruce McFadden, professor emeritus, biochemistry; Robert Nilan, dean emeritus, College of Sciences; and Ralph Yount, professor of biochemistry and current chair of chemistry, all […]

Botanist joins most often cited scientists

WSU botanist Vince Franceschi was recognized this month as one of the world’s most frequently cited researchers. The Institute for Scientific Information announced the addition of 130 scientists from more than 14 countries to its “Highly-Cited Researcher” listing of researchers whose articles are the most often cited by other scientists. The ISI citation list is […]

Two top scientists join WSU faculty

Scientists John Nilson and George Lake have been hired to fill leadership positions in the College of Sciences at Washington State University. The former chair of Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Pharmacology, Nilson has been named director of the WSU School of Molecular Biology. Lake, formerly at the University of Washington, has joined the […]