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Graduate Students in the News

  • 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 studies how the black bear population data from North Cascades National Park in Washington state can provide important information for park management decision making. Cullen Anderson with Bear Decoy at North Cascades National ParkCullen Anderson carrying one of his bear decoys for his
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  • 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 550 million individuals with communicative disabilities worldwide. With these numbers, Jose hopes this research will make a notable impact on the language-learning world.

    One of the main challenges for second language learners is understanding and articulating unfamiliar new sounds in their target language. Jose believes that by providing these learners … » More …

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  • 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 loci) are associated with resistance, and much more.

    Fire blight is a devastating bacterial disease that affects a range of apple cultivars (varieties). This disease has the potential to cause tree death and, depending on the year, can destroy entire orchards. Fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, can infect … » More …

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  • Tammy Barry selected as new associate dean in the Graduate School. Read More.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

     

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  • WSU expands Protein Biotechnology Program through new $2.3 million NIH grant

    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

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  • 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

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  • The World of Scientific Research

    Now off to Switzerland in search of new insights about aquatic invasive species, Eric Dexter is a late-blooming research success story.  Read More

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  • 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 for Research in Otolaryngology conference next week,” says Alexandria, though she had no idea what the result would be. “It’s the fun part of science—sometimes, the results will be surprising.”

    The upcoming conference is not the first one Alexandria has participated in. Since starting her Ph.D. program in 2016, … » More …

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