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Washington State University researchers untangle complex problems to enrich quality of life for us all. Their work safeguards the health of humans and animals. It helps ensure the security and abundance of our food supply. It cultivates sustainable sources of energy to power future generations. Discoveries and innovations of this Tier 1 research institution fuel prosperity across the Pacific Northwest.

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Research news

CNBC December 9, 2021 FAA research grants aim to tackle aviation’s massive deficit of greener fuel

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday announced a series of new university research grants in hopes of making greener aviation fuel cheaper and less scarce.

KIRO TV December 2, 2021 WSU study: Cannabis affects sperm counts in mice

A Washington State University study showed that an intense but short-term exposure to cannabis vapor lowered sperm counts and slowed sperm movement not only in male mice that were directly exposed, but also in their sons.

Science November 29, 2021 How one society rebounded from ‘the worst year to be alive’

After a global catastrophe, Ancestral Puebloans built a stronger, more cohesive culture

Spokesman-Review November 27, 2021 WSU study: Shoppers want to return to stores

The majority of Pacific Northwest shoppers support local businesses and are willing to shop in-store this holiday season, but have concerns about COVID-19 mandates and supply chain issues. This is according to a Washington State University study recently released that surveyed more than 1,700 people in Washington, Idaho and Oregon.

The Columbian November 18, 2021 WSUV breaks ground on science building

Officials say space will help meet growing demand for STEM programs

Big Country News November 16, 2021 Four WSU Faculty Recognized on the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers List

The 2021 list recognizing the top 1% most cited researchers in the world includes four Washington State University faculty.

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Partners in discovery

Collaboration accelerates and strengthens the discovery of WSU scholars. Partners in industry, government, and academia help WSU faculty address a set of Grand Challenges—priorities that focus on urgent problems of the state, nation, and world.

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WSU researchers’ technological innovations drive economic expansion for the state of Washington and the nation. Find out how WSU partners with private industry to move from invention to commercialization.

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