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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.

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  • Discover DSO Day

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring an event (D3) to (1) familiarize attendees with DSO’s mission and the nature of the efforts we support; (2) promote understanding of how to do business with DSO and (3) facilitate discussions with potential performers.

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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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  • ‘Negative mass’ created at Washington State University

    Michael Forbes WSU physicsBy Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn’t accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards.

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  • Safeco Insurance Fund Education Initiative

    The 2017 Initiative intends to locate and support educational programs at all grade levels that seek to build on prior academic success, and that highlight a path to post-secondary education or training. Safeco Insurance has requested applications be managed by WSU’s Office of Foundation Relations. Please contact for more information.

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  • Technology helps preserve fertility of boys with cancer

    By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

    Jon OatleyPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a promising way to preserve sperm stem cells so boys could undergo cancer treatment without risking their fertility.

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  • The W.M. Keck Foundation

    The Keck Foundation’s Research Program supports high-risk/high-impact projects that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, and/or will lead to breakthrough discoveries and new technologies. The Keck Foundation has requested applications be managed by WSU’s Office of Foundation Relations. Please contact for more information.

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  • Marketing Ph.D. student wins national recognition for paper

    Ismail KarabasPULLMAN, Wash. – Research by Ismail Karabas, a Washington State University doctoral student in marketing, recently won the Best Student Paper Award at the national Marketing Theory and Practice Conference.

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  • ‘Sleep gene’ offers clues about why we need our zzzs

    By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

    Jason GerstnerSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen how a particular gene is involved in the quality of sleep experienced by three different animals, including humans. The gene and its function open a new avenue for scientists exploring how sleep works and why animals need it so badly.

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