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  • Washington Research Foundation donates $1.65 million to support WSU and UW graduate students. Tick-borne disease. Brain disorders. Increasing demands for clean, sustainable water. Washington State University graduate students are finding solutions to these problems – and more – with the support of the Washington Research Foundation. And thanks to the foundation’s most recent gift, emerging scientists at WSU and UW will be supported for years to come. Washington […]
  • A Bear in Your Sight is Worth Two in the Bush By Carla De Lira and Cynthia Hollenbeck If you’ve ever hiked in the wilderness and seen a large object nearby, you may have asked yourself, “Was that a bear or a bush?” To master’s student in natural resource sciences at Washington State University, Cullen Anderson, the question is an important component of his research. Cullen […]
  • Doctoral Student Researches Language and Technology to Help Others By Elle Ciaciuch O’Neill and Cynthia Hollenbeck Jose Riera, Ph.D. candidate in Washington State University’s College of Education, focuses his research on developing computer applications to help foreign language learners, immigrants, and individuals with communicative disabilities to improve their pronunciation skills. According to Jose, there are 1 billion foreign language learners, 275 million immigrants, and […]
  • Horticulturist Explores Genetics of Resistance to Fire Blight in Apples By Cynthia Hollenbeck and Elle Ciaciuch O’Neill Sarah Kostick, Ph.D., is making great strides in the world of apple breeding at Washington State University. By investigating resistance/susceptibility to fire blight in apples to enable more efficient development of apple varieties with resistance to fire blight, she has found that specific genomic regions (also called genetic […]
  • Tammy Barry selected as new associate dean in the Graduate School. Read More.
  • Education doctoral student wins $15,000 sisterhood scholarship By C. Brandon Chapman Roxanne Moore, who is earning her PhD in math and science education, has been dedicating her efforts to helping WSU preservice reserchers become better math teachers. Read more
  • Coug nurse helps his native country with free medical clinic by Addy Hatch, WSU News Coug nurse Abel Saba’s goal is to open a medical clinic in his native Burkina Faso. This summer he and fellow Coug nurse David Oni took a step toward that dream by traveling to the West African nation to hold free medical clinics. Read More.  
  • WSU expands Protein Biotechnology Program through new $2.3 million NIH grant [img attachment=”20785″ size=”thumbnail” caption=”Kaitlin%20Witherell%20studies%20in%20Dr.%20Douglas%20Call’s%20laboratory” align=”alignleft” linkto=”file” /] The National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health has awarded Washington State University NIH Protein Biotechnology Training Program $2.3 million over the next five years to support training of Ph.D. graduate students. Read More
  • Student Pharmacist awarded $2,500 scholarship by Tia Weyrauch Student pharmacist Megan Baker is interested in owning her own pharmacy someday, and she just received a scholarship designed to help her get there.  Read More
  • The World of Scientific Research [img attachment=”22523″ size=”thumbnail” align=”alignleft” linkto=”file” /] Now off to Switzerland in search of new insights about aquatic invasive species, Eric Dexter is a late-blooming research success story.  Read More
  • Alexandria Hudson Zebrafish and Hearing Loss   By Yue Hang It was a typical Thursday for Alexandria Hudson, a doctoral candidate in neuroscience at the Washington State University Vancouver campus. She went to the Coffin Lab, where she worked, to check the result of her experiment. “The result will be used for my presentation at the Association […]
  • Michael Gonzalez [img attachment=”21628″ align=”alignleft” size=”full” /] By Cheryl Reed Michael Gonzalez, a 2015 WSU doctoral graduate and ARCS scholar, recently visited WSU to talk with graduate students about postdoctoral opportunities at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where he now works. After completing his doctoral degree at WSU, Michael did a postdoc at the Center for […]
  • Kaitlin Witherell By Ruth Williams [img attachment=”20784″ size=”medium” caption=”Kaitlin%20Witherell%20Grad%20Student” align=”alignleft” linkto=”file” /] Kaitlin Witherell, a doctoral student in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at WSU, was destined to become a scientist. When she was young, she frequently went to work with her mother, who is also a scientist. As Kaitlin grew older, so […]
  • Associate Dean Lori Carris Named Fellow of Mycological Society of America The newest Fellow of the Mycological Society of America, award-winning Washington State University scientist and teacher Lori Carris helps us understand the incredible impact that fungi have on our crops, our lives and our world. Read More.
  • Environmental Science and Public Service Philip Steenstra is an Army captain and graduate student at Washington State University pursuing a degree in environmental science. He was recently highlighted on the Council of Graduate School’s website. Read More.
  • $2.2 million gift creates graduate fellowship By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine A $2.2 million gift from the estate of Bernadine and James Seabrandt will create the Bernadine Fulfs Seabrandt Graduate Fellowship in Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University’s school of Molecular Biosciences. Read More
  • Sarah Kostick Ph.D. student researcher inoculates trees in race against fire blight   WENATCHEE, Wash. – Apple and pear growers in Washington state recently declared that the spring of 2018 marks one of the worst outbreaks of fire blight in recent history, as noted by Capital Press, an agricultural news publication. Read More
  • NextGen Ph.D. Program Connecting graduate education to underserved populations   Creating a national model to connect graduate education in the humanities to rural and underserved populations is the aim of a new Washington State University effort being funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read more
  • David Alpizar Doctoral Student Selected for Summer Internship with ETS by Cheryl Reed   Washington State University doctoral student David Alpizar has been selected for a highly competitive internship this summer for ETS in Princeton, New Jersey. While there, he will be working on the TOEFL test, studying assessment, test score validity, and test fairness. ETS has […]
  • Kevin Estelle and Tyler Fouty Engineering Graduate Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships by Ruth Williams PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University engineering graduate students Kevin Estelle and Tyler Fouty have been awarded 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Program Fellowships (NSF GRFP). The NSF GRFP supports outstanding graduate students in STEM disciplines who are attending accredited institutions. The program received more […]
  • Martha Cottam Mentor Academy Award for Excellence Winner Announced By Ruth Williams The Graduate School is pleased to announce that Martha Cottam is the recipient of the 2018 Graduate School Mentor Academy Award for Excellence. Professor Cottam, who is also the Graduate Studies Director of the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, has worked at WSU for […]
  • Naomi Wallace Three Minute Thesis Award Winner By Ruth Williams Naomi Wallace won the WSU 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) award in March for her research presentation titled, “Developing Brains and Biological Clocks.” Naomi is an ARCS PhD neuroscience student in the College of Veterinary Science. She was among nine other WSU competitors for the award. Three […]
  • Miriam Fernandez Learning Náhuatl   By Cheryl Reed In August of 1521, Spanish and indigenous soldiers conquered Tenochtitlán, the capital of the Aztec Empire. Historians believe nearly a quarter million Tenochtitlán citizens died in the conquest, and all of the majestic temples, palaces, pyramids, and artifacts were destroyed. Read More
  • Kristin Pratt Doctoral Graduate Wins Prestigious Outstanding Dissertation Award By Cheryl Reed Kristen Pratt, Ph.D., a 2017 WSU doctoral graduate in education, has won the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Outstanding Dissertation Award in the area of second language research. Read More
  • Kevin Gray and Afshin Kahn Improving Chemotherapy Treatment to Reduce Side-effects Two WSU doctoral graduates partner to become entrepreneurs By Kakali Chakrabarti When someone close to you is diagnosed with cancer, it can change your life perspective — and sometimes your life projectory. For Kevin Gray, a WSU doctoral graduate, the diagnosis drove him to a new research passion and […]