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Hazardous material shipping program helps ship hazardous materials safely

Every day shipments containing hazardous materials are safely transported by land, air, and sea. These shipments include things like lithium ion batteries, biological materials, and chemicals used in the production of plastics, farming, and research. The transport of hazardous materials is important for the continuation of a strong economy.

However, accidents do occur that may release the materials into the environment and expose humans and property to injury or damage.

Hazardous materials are substances or materials capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety and property when transported in commerce. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Samples taken from an animal … » More …

Office of Research to host Research Week October 21-25

Join the Office of Research for our third annual Research Week! This year, featured events include competitions for seed and travel funding, matchmaking flash talks, and workshops for faculty and graduate students. We will announce competition winners and recognize research achievements by faculty and staff during an awards ceremony and reception. All are welcome to come and take advantage of professional development and networking opportunities.

Monday, October 21
• Developing industry partnerships travel grant competition
• New Faculty Seed Grant program information session
• Distinguished VPR lecture by Dr. Dmitri Petrov

Tuesday, October 22
• Team planning grant competition» More …

VPR Distinguished Lecture Series to Feature PNNL’s Nathan Baker on QIS

The Office of Research will kick off the 2019-2020 Vice President for Research Distinguished Lecture Series with a talk by Nathan Baker, director for the Advanced Computing, Mathematics, and Data Division at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

The talk, titled “Accelerating Scientific Discovery through Quantum Information Sciences,” will take place on Wednesday, September 4, at 3 p.m., in the Engineering Teaching/Research Building (ETRL), room 101 on the WSU Pullman campus. A reception will follow in ETRL, room 119.

Quantum information science (QIS) is an emerging field with an immense potential to revolutionize various science and engineering applications involving quantum computing, communication, and quantum simulation. … » More …

NIH Announcement on Requirement for ORCID iD

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announce that individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards will be required to have Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers – ORCID iDs – beginning in FY 2020.

Background and Related Information

ORCID iDs are unique, persistent digital identifiers that distinguish individual investigators and can be used to connect researchers with their contributions to science over time and across changes of name, location, and institutional affiliation. These free identifiers are assigned and maintained by the non-profit organization ORCID.

In … » More …

The third annual Research Week to feature seed grant competitions

WSU’s third annual Research Week will be held October 21-25, hosted by the Office of Research. Several sessions this year will focus on seed grant competitions to support individual and team research development.

All competitions require written applications. Applicants will present their ideas at sessions during Research Week and winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on October 24.

Competitions include:

A large, multidisciplinary team planning grant opportunity to win $50,000 plus a two-semester doctoral-level research assistant to develop an extramural center-type grant proposal, sponsored by the Office of Research and the Graduate School. Applications are due October 1, 2019.
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Office of Research will host third annual Research Week October 21-25

The Office of Research will host the third annual Research Week October 21-25.Research Week is dedicated to celebrating achievements, building partnerships, and pursuing new opportunities for research at WSU.

This year, featured events include a keynote address by Dmitri Petrov, professor of biology at Stanford University, the grand opening of the Center for Arts and Humanities, matchmaking flash talks, faculty and graduate student workshops, and seed grant competitions.

For more information or to see a schedule of events, visit the Research Week website or contact the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships at or 509-335-7266 for questions.

E8 Fellowship Program seeking fellows

The E8 Fellowship Program is seeking graduate students and post-doctorates to apply for a chance to see first-hand the scope and questions explored by angel investors when evaluating business investments in clean technology opportunities.

The E8 Fellowship Program is a partnership between Washington State University and E8, a growing community of angel investors and supporters committed to advancing clean technologies in promising, early-stage companies from across North America and overseas. Member-investors and entrepreneurs unite in a dual, common purpose – the pursuit of profit and scalable market solutions that also directly support environmental health and address climate change. To learn more about E8, visit » More …

WSU I-Corps Fall 2019 Cohort now accepting applications

The WSU I-Corps program is accepting applications for the fall 2019 cohort. Applications are due by Friday, September 6.

The WSU I-Corps Site is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program enabling students, faculty, staff, and community members to catalyze their technology and innovation concepts for high-growth start-up companies by utilizing LEAN Startup Methodologies. The 10-week course provides teams with education, resources, mentors, and funding to conduct discovery and determine if their innovation is a product-market fit.

WSU I-Corps participants will attend weekly sessions in which the teams, directors, and mentors will develop and refine their business models, discuss lessons learned, and prepare for further … » More …

Final call: Amazon Catalyst grants application open until May 31

The Amazon Catalyst program is accepting applications from all current Washington State University students, faculty, and staff at WSU’s Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, Everett and Global campuses. The deadline to apply is May 31.

Amazon and WSU have teamed up to create Amazon Catalyst, a program to help launch the next big idea. The Amazon Catalyst encourages people in all fields to think big, invent solutions to real-world problems, and make a positive impact on the world. Winners join a community of innovators–Amazon Catalyst Fellows–who share a passion for finding innovative solutions to real-world problems. Proposals selected for the program will receive up to $10,000 … » More …

WSU’s 17th annual Business Plan Competition winners include four I-Corp teams

Four of the five winning teams in Washington State University’s annual Business Plan Competition participated in the WSU I-Corps program.

The competition, hosted by WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies on April 25, featured more than 30 student venture teams presenting their business ideas and competed for cash and in-kind prizes totaling more than $75,000.

The College League winning teams include:

Created a device and app pairing system that can screen for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Crimson Medical Solutions
Created a noninvasive modular organization system for intravenous lines in the medical environment.
Hitchhiker Carpooling
Created a ridesharing app for college … » More …

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