Graduate Students In The News
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 MoreRead Story
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.Read Story
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.Read Story
$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 MoreRead Story
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 MoreRead Story
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 moreRead Story
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 …Read Story
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 …Read Story
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 …Read Story
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.Read Story