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  • Major gift advances WSU thermodynamics research, careers

    By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today the creation of the Alexandra Navrotsky Institute for Experimental Thermodynamics, made possible by a $1 million gift from Alexandra Navrotsky, Distinguished Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth and Environmental Materials Chemistry at University of California-Davis.

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  • Students receive 27 Carson, Auvil undergraduate research awards

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-seven Washington State University students at Pullman and Vancouver have received two types of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

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  • Grant will create fellowships for researchers with disabilities at WSU

    By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Research scientists with disabilities are underrepresented in the health sciences, yet such scholars bring needed perspective to understanding and improving health policies and services for people with disabilities.

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  • Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America

    By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

    VANCOUVER, Wash. – Monarch butterfly populations from western North America have declined far more dramatically than was previously known and face a greater risk of extinction than eastern monarchs, according to a new study in the journal Biological Conservation.

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  • Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation pledges $1M to WSU Wine Science Program

    By Marta Coursey, CAHNRS Communication

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    RICHLAND, Wash. – The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation will donate $1 million to the Washington State University Viticulture & Enology Program, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

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  • Aug. 4 – Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium; keynote by Voiland dean

    Rezac Mary wsu voiland dean 2017PULLMAN, Wash. – The 2017 WSU Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, featuring presentations from 90 students from across the nation including WSU, will be open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fri., Aug. 4, in the Smith CUE Atrium.

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  • WSU physicists write with light, turn crystal into an electrical circuit

    writing with light imageBy Eric Sorensen, WSU Science Writer

    PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University physicists have found a way to write an electrical circuit into a crystal, opening up the possibility of transparent,

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  • Designing cities for the future

    Measuring urban air quality is one step towards healthier, more sustainable cities

    By 2050, 66 percent of the world’s population is projected to live in urban areas. Growing cities strain food, water and energy systems, which in turn has a negative impact on economic, social and environmental sustainability and wellbeing.

    To address these challenges, regional governments, companies and universities are coming together to develop the technology and proposed system changes needed for “smarter” cities. An initiative in Spokane called Urbanova is one of the innovators in this movement, and Washington State University is a founding partner.

    Urbanova is a living laboratory in Spokane’s University District … » More …

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  • WSU to lead $30M international partnership to advance power grid

    Noel Schulz Anurag SrivastavaPULLMAN, Wash. – WSU will lead a nationwide consortium of U.S. universities and industry partners in a five-year, $30 million joint research project with India to advance the development of the power grid in both countries.

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  • Graduate student wins American Heart Association Fellowship

    By Mary Catherine Frantz, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Ph.D. student Thu (Lily) Ly has won a prestigious graduate fellowship from the American Heart Association.

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  • The uncompromising pursuit of healthier people and communities

    Addressing health disparities and preventing disease

    American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities experience elevated rates of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. These communities are historically underserved when it comes to health care. Little research has been conducted to better understand and address their health care needs.

    Dr. Dedra Buchwald of the WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus hopes to equip these communities with powerful tools to improve blood pressure control, and ultimately cardiovascular disease and stroke. With a $10 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Dr. Buchwald will work with a Southwest tribe, an Alaska Native health … » More …

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  • What’s powering your devices?

    Christine Horne photoBy Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Do Americans want to use more renewable energy?

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  • Pew Scholars Program

    The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level. The award provides $240,000 in flexible support—$60,000 per year for four years. The funds may be used, at the discretion of the Pew Scholar, for personnel, equipment, supplies, or travel directly related to the Scholar’s research as to best advance their research and career.

    Please submit a General … » More …

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  • Innovative WSU approach ignites survey industry, earns national award

    Don DillmanBy Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

    PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU researchers will receive a national award for designing a new survey method that is now used in censuses around the world.

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  • Symposium eyes value of public research universities

    PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU President Kirk Schulz will serve as a panelist at a symposium on Tuesday, May 2, that will examine the importance of public research universities in creating an educated citizenry and a robust national research enterprise.

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  • Four students receive Emeritus Society awards

    By Sammi Mischkot, graduate assistant, Emeritus Society

    wsu emeritus societyPULLMAN, Wash. – The WSU Emeritus Society, as is its annual tradition, has selected four outstanding undergraduates to receive $500 awards for their contribution to WSU research.

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  • May 2-4: WSU Tri-Cities students showcase research, art

    RICHLAND, Wash. – Students will deliver presentations on their research, classroom projects and art noon-1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, May 2-4, as part of the Undergraduate Research Symposium and Art Exhibition at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

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  • Africa to Leeds to WSU: Grad student pursues infectious diseases solutions

    Sylvia OmuloBy Cheryl Reed, director of communication, WSU Graduate School

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Recent news reports have focused public attention on the alarming threat of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in U.S. hospitals. But the threat is truly global.

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  • Doctoral education student receives international honor

    VANCOUVER, Wash. – Henri Burns, a doctoral student in the College of Education’s mathematics and science education program, has been chosen by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) to take part in five-day workshop in Taiwan this summer.

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  • Safe, low-cost sodium battery nets $500k research grant

    By Erik Gomez, Voiland College intern

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $500,000 Department of Energy grant to develop safer, low-cost batteries for energy storage, a critical component for renewable energy.

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