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WSU No. 1 in USDA research, development expenditures
March 13, 2018

usda logoBy Karen Hunt, Office of Research

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University tops the list of U.S. Department of Agriculture research and development expenditures, according to the most recent figures available.

$1.5M for specialty crop research to improve fruits, vegetables, farming
October 13, 2017

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

usda looPULLMAN, Wash. – Seven research teams at Washington State University will enhance the competitiveness of Pacific Northwest crops by fighting devastating diseases and advancing sustainable agriculture, thanks to more than $1.5 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant funds from the Washington state and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture.

Drought-resistant wheat, soybeans WSU’s aim in USDA grant research
June 1, 2017

By Seth Truscott, WSU College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University seek to improve drought-resistant crops, thanks to more than $900,000 in funding from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Apply for summer research in bioenergy, health, bioplastics
February 16, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Deadlines are March 1, 3 and 10 for undergraduates to apply for three new Washington State University summer research programs that recently received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Summer research brings undergraduates to WSU
June 16, 2016

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By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Nearly 60 undergraduates from around the country have arrived at Washington State University for unique summer research experiences working with faculty mentors on a wide variety of projects.

Family interaction may affect child’s eating habits
June 3, 2011

 

 

PULLMAN, Wash.— A new five-year study aims to use the innate sense children have for when they’ve eaten enough to develop a childhood obesity program that focuses on family eating styles.

 

The researchers

“Young children are really good at controlling their calorie intake, but many kids lose that ability as they get older,” says Thomas Power, chair of WSU’s Department of Human Development and a project co-investigator. “That often leads to overeating. Why is it that kids lose that natural ability? We wondered what the parents’ role might be.”

 

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