WSU Research Highlights

November 2017

Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Heath professor named to National Academy of Medicine

M. Kariuki Njenga, a Washington State University professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and a leader in the effort to address emerging zoonotic diseases, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine. – WSU News

Kariuki Njenga, WSU professor of virology and global health in Kenya, working in his lab.

Amazon Catalyst program welcomed to WSU campus

Washington State University announces the launch of a collaborative program with Amazon titled Amazon Catalyst — a successful innovation grant program.
Amazon will provide up to $300,000 to WSU to launch the initiative, providing funding and mentorship to support bold, globally impactful and disruptive projects proposed by members of the university community. The Amazon Catalyst program will support the expansion of the entrepreneurial ecosystem across the WSU system. – WSU News

Global research team fills language gap in plant science

To keep pace with the fast-evolving study of cellular plant science, an international team of researchers has created terminology and definitions likely to become everyday language in laboratories and university classrooms worldwide. – WSU News

WSU developing big data technology for U.S. Army

TA Washington State University and Carnegie Mellon University team has received a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to develop a novel computing platform for emerging big data applications. – WSU News

Partha Pande and Jana Doppa (l-r), professors in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, are working with professors from Carnegie Mellon to design datacenter-on-chip technology

African American history at Hanford focus of WSU Tri-Cities, National Park Service project

Washington State University Tri-Cities was recently awarded a $73,000 grant in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service to research and document the African American migration, segregation and overall civil rights history at the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Hanford. – WSU News

African American history at Hanford marks focus of WSU Tri-Cities and National Park Service documentation project. Photo courtesy of Department of Energy Dupont Collection.


WSU Research Highlights – November 2017