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  • WSU cougar logo. Six projects receive funding during inaugural Cougar Cage event

    Realistic 3D printed heart components and a tool that can rapidly grow cancer-fighting T cells are among the projects being supported by a group of passionate WSU graduates.

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  • Inside Industry with IREO podcast drops new episodes

    Check out the latest “Inside Industry with IREO” podcast with Allison Coffin, associate professor of Neuroscience at WSU Vancouver. Trained as a fish biologist, Coffin originally studied and researched how fish sense their surroundings and hear. Unlike humans, fish can regenerate their hearing. Now, she uses fish at the Coffin Lab in Vancouver to understand how people hear.

    Coffin also serves as the chair of Science Talk, a non-profit organization that engages and promotes science communication and outreach, networking, and holds an annual conference that features keynote science speakers, workshops on science communication, and opportunities for researchers to share their stories.

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  • First phase of MyResearch and Workday integration now live

    The first connections between MyResearch and Workday are now live! New grant accounts being setup in Workday should now populate information inside of MyResearch by clicking on the Workday Award number inside a MyResearch grant record.

    Faculty and research admin staff should now see current award and award line information straight from Workday. This is our first phase of Workday integrations and there will be many future improvements and connections to come, but we are excited that the transition with Workday is now unfolding in MyResearch.

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  • Learn about services provided by WSU labs at the Spring 2021 Instrument Expo

    Join us at WSU’s Spring 2021 Virtual Instrument Expo hosted by the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships to learn about the capabilities of labs from across the University.

    Presentations will show specialized instrumentation in biosciences, imaging, nuclear science, material characterization, chemical analysis, and more. Research resources are available for use by WSU students, staff, and faculty, as well as researchers outside of WSU.

    Please RSVP online to receive a Zoom link to the event to be held at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, April 7.

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  • OR healthy lifestyle challenge connects employees across campuses

    Among the many life changes felt as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, one change may be felt most: the decrease of physical activity and focus on healthy living choices. In an effort to promote a healthy living lifestyle and encourage WSU employees to get up and move, the Office of Research partnered with WSU Spokane to host the New Year, New You: Healthy Lifestyle Challenge for 2021, which ran from Jan. 11 – Feb. 7.

    The challenge also focused on creating a network of people to interact with during a time when the pandemic has compounded the effects of social isolation.

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  • Pandemic impacts US research enterprise, federal investment needed

    While the nation’s research universities have risen to the challenge and are responding effectively to the pandemic, there remain significant short- and long-term impacts to the nation’s university research enterprise, according to testimony provided to Congress by Washington State University Vice President for Research Christopher Keane.

    Keane testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s “Building Back the U.S. Research Enterprise: COVID-19 Impacts and Recovery” hearing on Thursday, Feb. 25. In Keane’s capacity as VPR at WSU, he serves as chair of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Council on Research (COR). He represented WSU and APLU’s … » More …

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  • WSU cougar logo. SURCA 2021 features undergraduate researchers at virtual showcase March 29

    More than 120 projects representing the mentored work of WSU students will be featured at the virtual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities from 3–4:15 p.m. on Monday.

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  • Closeup of Grant Ely. Three Minute Thesis crowns 2021 winner

    The format was different, but the excitement was the same. In the end, Grant Ely from the College of Nursing won Washington State University’s Three Minute Thesis, which took place on March 24.

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  • Students develop idea to reach water on Mars

    The mechanical engineering students received a $125,000 grant from NASA, becoming the first-ever undergraduate team to earn funding from the space agency’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program.

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  • WSU cougar logo. Feb. 28 deadline to submit abstracts for GPSA Research Exposition

    WSU Pullman professional and graduate students have until Feb. 28 to submit their abstract with a March 16 deadline to provide a digital poster presenting their work.

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  • Trees on a hillside and a mountain range in the distance. Climate change and suppression tactics are critical factors increasing fires

    A new study conducted in part by WSU scientists takes progress to the next level in understanding climate-fire relationships at large scales, such as across western North America.

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  • WSU cougar logo. Three Minute Thesis returns

    The WSU Showcase event will be streamed online by Northwest Public Broadcasting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24.

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  • WSU cougar logo. Academic Showcase, GPSA Research Exposition accepting abstracts and presentations

    The poster sessions give faculty, staff, and graduate and professional students a forum for presenting their research, scholarship, or creative work to the WSU academic community.

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  • Cellulose nanocrystals insulate crops against frost damage

    A new agricultural innovation from WSU may solve an ancient predicament: how to protect crop plants from cold damage at bud break.

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  • SURCA 2021 abstract/application deadline is Feb. 22

    The Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities will feature virtual presentations this year.

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  • WSU names Colin Mannex to lead Office of Undergraduate Research

    Mannex, who most recently chaired the English department at Bentley Upper School in Lafayette, CA, brings a wealth of experience in education to his new role as associate director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.

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  • WSU researchers receive the 2021 Commercialization Gap Fund

    The Office of Commercialization has awarded 10 Washington State University researchers with the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). The CGF supports research projects with high market potential and provides researchers up to $40,000 to booster their ability to make an economic impact on society. The CGF is funded by a generous donation from the Washington Research Foundation with matching funds from the Office of Commercialization.

    “The innovations of this year’s awardees demonstrate near market-ready technologies with the potential to improve lives and enhance the economies of the state of Washington, the nation, and the world,” said Sita Pappu, assistant vice president for the Office of Commercialization … » More …

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  • Research communication vital to combating information disorder

    By Christopher J. Keane, Vice President for Research

    January marked one year since the first known case of COVID-19 was found in the United States, and even closer to home, in the state of Washington.

    The COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world in a matter of weeks, requiring every person and organization to shift the way they live and operate. At Washington State University, researchers were provided guidance on limiting on-campus research activities based on public health considerations. This meant a shift to conducting much of the work of our research enterprise via telework. For nearly 150 WSU researchers, it also meant pivoting their … » More …

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  • WSU cougar logo. WSU researchers receive the 2021 Commercialization Gap Fund

    The fund supports research with high market potential and provides researchers up to $40,000 to boost their ability to make an economic impact on society.

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