Graduate Students In The News
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
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 MoreRead Story
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 MoreRead Story
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.Read Story
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 MoreRead Story