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Innovation for Washington’s signature industry

A closeup of the top of an apple

WSU created a brand new apple variety called Cosmic Crisp™, known for its excellent flavor, good texture, and superior storage. Cosmic Crisp™ is a cross between Enterprise and Honeycrisp.

More than 600,000 trees are expected to be planted this spring, and growers have ordered over 5 million trees for 2018. First harvest will be in 2019. Fruit will become widely available to consumers in 2020.

Cosmic Crisp™ is the latest example of WSU’s world-class tree fruit breeding program and the University’s commitment to the state’s tree-fruit industry.

STEM Education Workshop – Meeting Summary

WSU faculty from Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver gathered on the Pullman campus on February 5, 2016 to explore ideas and initiatives surrounding STEM education. The goal was to begin developing a university-wide strategy for advancing STEM education at WSU. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships organized and hosted the workshop.

Welcome, Overview & Objectives of Workshop – Paul Whitney

Paul Whitney opened the workshop as the day’s moderator. He presented the day’s goals: 1) share best practices; 2) stimulate collaborations; and 3) assist team building to pursue extramural funding. He then presented lessons learned from UCLA’s … » More …