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Graduate Students in the News

  • NarayanKripa Sundararajan

    NarayanKripa Sundararajan, PhD in educational psychology, has gleaned as much as possible from her time at Washington State University. Graduating in December, she looks back at her time here with gratitude.

    “WSU might be the only place where I never felt self-conscious about being an international student, or a woman, or a mother,” she says. “All of my faculty and my advisor have been far more supportive than I could ever ask for.”

    Encouraged by her advisor, Dr. Olusola Adesope, Kripa has been actively involved in a number of student organizations and initiatives throughout her time here, including the International Center Coffee Hours, Graduate … » More …

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  • Kaitlin Witherell

    By Ruth Williams

    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 did her interest in microbiology. In high school she conducted an extensive project on the micro-organisms that live off the oxidation of the Titanic.

    “I’d been sitting in the lab for 12 hours one day, and realized that I wasn’t sick of studying it yet,” says Kaitlin. “That was when I realized how much I liked it!”

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  • Lisa Gloss appointed dean of WSU Graduate School

    Lisa Gloss has been appointed as dean of the WSU Graduate School effective Jan. 1. Gloss has been serving as the interim dean since August 2017. Her accomplishments and success as interim dean were integral to the provost’s decision. Read More

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • $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

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  • 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

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  • 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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