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Graduate Students in the News

  • 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

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  • 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 developed a number of student performance assessments used by universities, including the GRE, TOEFL, and Praxis. Alpizar’s work with ETS will draw upon his research … » More …

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  • 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 than 12,000 applications this year, with 2,000 fellowships awarded nationwide. The award provides three years of financial support that includes a stipend and funds to cover tuition and other university fees.

    The application requires students to demonstrate their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research, and once selected … » More …

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  • 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 more than 25 years, and is one of the longest-serving members of the Graduate Mentor Academy.

    “I was really surprised and honored to receive the award,” says Cottam.

    The Graduate Mentor Academy (GMA) was started around 2005 for the purpose … » More …

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  • Naomi Wallace

    Three Minute Thesis Award Winner

    By Ruth Williams

    Grad Student Naomi Wallace looking at brain activityNaomi 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 Minute Thesis® is a research communication developed by the University of Queensland wherein doctoral students have three minutes to present a compelling … » More …

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 creation of a biotechnology company to develop novel cancer treatments. Read more.

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  • Nathan Grant

    Research to Feed the Future
    Doctoral student Nathan Grant joins the WSU/U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative through his research

    By Cheryl Reed

    Passion and compassion aren’t synonymous, but in the case of molecular plant sciences doctoral student Nathan Grant, the two provide the synergy for his research and future career goals. Working side-by-side with his faculty mentor, Dr. Kulvinder Gill, Nathan is helping develop a heat-tolerant variety of wheat that could be grown in some of the world’s most hot and hunger-challenged regions of the world. Read More

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  • Following in his grandfather’s footstep

    Third generation Coug graduates with his Ph.D.
     

    By Frank McNeilly

    Exactly 47 years after Charles Heebner graduated from Washington State University with his doctoral degree, his grandson graduated with his. Charles, dressed in full-faculty regalia, attended WSU commencement on December 9, 2017, to hood grandson Craig Owen, who earned his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering. Read their story.

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