Graduate Students In The News
The Calculus of Grace
By Brian Charles Clark
For Valerie Cheathon, it all adds up. She plans to earn a master’s degree in applied math so she can make movies. Sitting in the Compton Union Building on the Pullman campus of Washington State University one morning, she clearly sees the world as a weave of numbers—and stories.
“I like applied math. You can help people with math. You can solve problems. Like, how much air conditioning is needed,” gesturing at the expanse of the CUB, “that’s a math problem. The doors are nodes and the connecting hallways get different values … » More …Read Story
McNair Scholars Program Grant Renewed
Washington State University has been awarded a $1.2 million U.S. Department of Education grant for the McNair Achievement Program for five years, according to Raymond Herrera, director of the program. Read MoreRead Story
Artificial Intelligence and Society
Back in the 1980s, Antonie Bodley was a youngster with a new friend. Teddy Ruxpin was a robotic, storytelling teddy bear that never grew cranky or impatient. Its eyes blinked. Its mouth moved. And the bestselling toy of 1985 engaged kids with stories, songs, and comforting pronouncements about friendship and camaraderie. Bodley, now 34 and a WSU IIDP graduate, knows that’s where her fascination with robotics and artificial intelligence began to take root. Read MoreRead Story
- Chemistry is newest addition ARCS Ph.D. fellowship program Read Story
The Doctoral Program of Endless Possibility
2017 Ph.D. graduate Mason Burley finds ways to improve mental health treatment
By Amir Gilmore
Imagine the endless research possibilities and complex problems you could solve in a flexible graduate program tailored to your individual interests. Spokane native and 2017 Ph.D. graduate Mason Burley realized the possibilities in WSU’s individual interdisciplinary doctoral degree program (IIDP), where he researched mental health treatment through the lens of epidemiology, biostatistics, health administration and policy, and public health.
“The IIDP allows students to draw upon the strengths and resources from three different departments,” says Mason. “We can ultimately address critical problems that may not be unique to a single … » More …Read Story
2016 Annual Report Available
The Graduate School 2016 Annual Report is now available. To read enrollment, degrees awarded, graduate school diversity, scholarships and assistantships as well as Graduate School initiatives and student success, download the PDF HERE.Read Story
2017 Evening of Excellence
The Graduate School hosted the third annual Evening of Excellence on April 13, 2017 at Banyans on the Ridge to honor 53 graduate student scholarship recipients. In addition to the student scholarships, the Graduate School also awarded the second Graduate School Mentor Academy Award for Excellence. Read More.Read Story
Association for Faculty Women honors four graduate students
By Cheryl Reed
The WSU Association for Faculty Women has awarded four graduate students for their ongoing leadership, research and exceptional academic performance.
During its annual ceremony on April 6, the association presented its AFW Founders Award, Harriett B. Rigas Award and Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award. The recipients were nominated by WSU faculty, staff and peers. Read MoreRead Story
Five WSU Graduate Students win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer
Five Washington State University students have been chosen for National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships. The prestigious awards have trained generations of American scientists and engineers, including Nobel laureates. Read MoreRead Story
Phyllis Eide Receives Mentor Academy Award for Excellence
By Cheryl Reed
The WSU Graduate School has awarded Associate Professor Phyllis Eide the 2017 Graduate School Mentor Academy Award for Excellence for her work in mentoring graduate students. Eide has been a faculty member in the College of Nursing on the WSU Spokane campus since 2002, and a member of the Graduate School Mentor Academy since 2009.
“When I found out I had won the award, I just about fell off my chair,” said Eide. “I am gratified … » More …Read Story