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  • Closeup of Brian French sitting on a concrete bench. Brian French tabbed as new research and external funding assistant dean

    He succeeds Amy Roth McDuffie, from WSU Tri-Cities, who has served in the post for the College of Education since 2015.

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  • Two people sitting in chairs and smiling at one another. Researchers studying Alzheimer’s and dementia factors among Native populations

    Native populations in the U.S. experience more risk factors than the general population, but are largely underrepresented in research. Now, a WSU research team is trying to change that.

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  • 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<br ... » More …

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  • 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 …

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  • Office of Research Welcomes New Research Faculty

    As we kick off the new academic year, the Office of Research welcomes all of our new researchers joining the Cougar family.

    You join a research community that transforms lives every day through innovations and discoveries. Our faculty are not only outstanding in their fields of study, they also enhance each other’s research strengths across colleges and campuses. Our researchers learn from each other, sparking new ideas and approaches. We value the exceptional faculty we have and are excited that you are now part of this incredible group.

    No matter what campus you are located on or where you are in your professional journey, you … » More …

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  • 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 …

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  • An oil-on-canvas painting WSU undergraduate education benefits from eight Smith Teaching and Learning grants

    The 2019-2020 projects include a new course in which students will learn the chemical origins of color perception and create painting projects from pigments they have synthesized themselves in the laboratory.

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  • WSU I-Corps Fall 2019 Cohort now accepting applications

    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.

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  • 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 technologies.

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  • WSU cougar logo. Third annual Research Week to feature seed grant competitions

    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 Oct. 24.

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  • WSU cougar logo. Office of Research will host third annual Research Week in October

    Research Week is dedicated to celebrating achievements, building partnerships, and pursuing new opportunities for research at WSU.

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  • 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.
    An … » More …

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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.orap@wsu.edu or 509-335-7266 for questions.

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  • 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 <a ... » More …

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  • 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 …

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  • Drywall Waste Blocks Researchers Solve Construction Waste Problem with Help of Amazon Catalyst Grant

    Construction waste is a growing problem in the United States. Waste consists of unwanted materials left over during new construction or renovations from both residential and commercial buildings. The waste consists of materials such as bricks, concrete, wood, asphalt shingles, and gypsum drywall. Some construction waste can be recycled and reused, but much of it ends up in landfills. This is especially true for drywall waste, which makes up nearly 10 percent of unrecycled construction waste.

    In an effort to solve this problem, two Washington State University faculty members began developing masonry blocks using leftover drywall waste. The blocks are made from a high percentage … » More …

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  • Ashley Norberg Awarded the 2019 Technician of the Year Award

    Ashley Norberg, animal technician II in the Integrated Vivarium Services (IVS) unit of the Office of the Campus Veterinarian, recently received the 2019 Technician of the Year award by the Northern Rocky Mountain American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Branch. This award recognizes animal care technical staff that go above and beyond their job descriptions and is a tribute to the technician’s integrity, work ethic and excellence.

    Norberg has worked for Washington State University for over five years. She has become an integral part of providing high quality animal care to the research and teaching animals housed the WSU Pullman IVS facilities. Her professional, … » More …

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  • Cannabis trichome WSU researchers tease out genetic differences between cannabis strains

    Their work is a powerful new tool for addressing a bevy of regulatory concerns and commercial claims as non-medical marijuana, hemp and CBD products become more commonplace.

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  • Linguistics major and Spokane native Ava Beck Fulbright Summer Institute to the U.K. award takes WSU sophomore to Wales

    Linguistics major Ava Beck is the fourth WSU student to receive the summer institute’s award; three students, also from the WSU Honors College, received it in 2014.

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  • A typical case of chlorosis affecting the leaves of Concord grape vines. How soil microbiology might help your PB&J

    Researchers at Washington State University are helping grape growers fight iron chlorosis, a pervasive and destructive disease that threatens Concord grapevines throughout the state.

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