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  • Silhouette of cornfield as sun sets in distance. WSU to pilot USDA international agricultural exchange program

    The research fellowships will promote agricultural productivity, food security and economic growth through international collaboration.

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  • Closeup of a cannabis plant. Cognitive changes in offspring of heavy cannabis-using rats documented

    WSU researchers examine effects of cannabis use during pregnancy.

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  • Closeup of Kostyukova in her laboratory. Alla Kostyukova receives prestigious German fellowship

    Kostyukova will conduct research, starting in January, at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology at the University Medical Center in Hamburg, Germany.

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  • WSU joins PNNL, UW and Fred Hutch for SciTech NW

    WSU partnered with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the University of Washington, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to host the SciTech Northwest 2018 expo in Seattle. The event showcased more than 40 new technologies from Washington’s top research institutions that are ready or nearly ready for commercialization.

    Presenters from WSU showcasing their inventions at SciTech NW 2018 included:

    Photon Biosciences
    Pipsqueak ai-Rewire Neuroscience















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  • Eight faculty receive awards during Research Week’s Opening and Awards Ceremony

    The Office of Research presented awards to eight faculty members for their outstanding achievements in research as part of the opening ceremony for WSU Research Week 2018.

    “Our outstanding individual faculty and staff are the “bedrock” of the creative activity, research and scholarship enterprise,” said Chris Keane, vice president for research. “It’s very important to take time to recognize the achievements of our individual outstanding faculty and staff, whether in research, service to the Office of Research, leadership of major efforts, or other activities.”

    Recipients received awards in five categories that celebrated individual and team achievements for their research projects and grant awards. The following … » More …

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  • ORAP partners with faculty to write award-winning proposals

    By Geeta Dutta, Director of the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships

    As WSU works toward the goal of becoming a top 25 public research university by 2030, leveraging cutting edge research is increasingly important to overall research productivity and growth. Promoting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, which have become increasingly important to federal funders as they seek to provide solutions to wicked problems, will contribute to that growth.

    The Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships (ORAP) provides the services needed to increase WSU’s research capacity, helping faculty improve their proposals by providing grant writing workshops, proposal editing and review services, proposal development assistance, and targeted … » More …

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  • Closeup of Dedra Buchwald, MD, in front of a poster promoting diversity. WSU to lead new Center for Alzheimer’s Research in Native People

    Funding for the new Native Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Resource Center in Minority Aging comes from a $2.8 million five‑year grant from the National Institute on Aging.

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  • Wine is poured into one of several glasses lined up on a table. Wine’s origin might affect acceptable price more than taste

    Revealing the country and region of origin of wines from Iowa and Wisconsin had a negative effect on the price test participants were willing to pay.

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  • Nov. 1: College of Education to host grad school information session

    Prospective graduate students in the field of education can have their questions answered at this annual Graduate Preview Event.

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  • Eight faculty members receive Office of Research awards

    Eight faculty members were recognized for their outstanding achievements in research, as part of the opening ceremonies for WSU Research Week.

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  • Apples and glass containers of cider. Grant supports improving cider industry — ‘Apple to Glass’

    Equipped with a USDA grant, WSU researchers will lead a multistate project working with orchardists and cider makers to develop the best apples.

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  • Leachman and Bunge examine research equipment in lab. $2M DOE grant supports WSU efforts to improve hydrogen fuel efficiency

    WSU researchers plan industry testing that could help make hydrogen fuel cells more efficient, cost effective and easy to use.

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  • Oct. 2: Reception showcasing Spokane campus research

    Learn about the amazing research being conducted at WSU Spokane by its colleges of medicine, nursing and pharmacy.

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  • Researchers to help water flow more freely to farms, fish and people with USDA grant

    New technology and management approaches could help the West’s precious water flow more efficiently for farmers, residents and fish, thanks to pioneering work by scientists at Washington State University.

    “Water is a valuable resource for everything from food production to drinking water, recreation and a healthy ecosystem,” said Jonathan Yoder, director of the State of Washington Water Research Center, professor in School of Economic Sciences, and affiliate faculty in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health. “But water doesn’t always flow to its most important and valuable uses.”

    Water is a challenging resource to manage for many reasons, including legal challenges for water … » More …

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  • WSU, Australian scientists link to transform agriculture in new Joint Center for Ag Robotics

    Joining forces to speed robotic advancements that help farmers grow food with fewer resources, scientists at Washington State University and Australia’s University of Technology Sydney have partnered to form the new Joint Center for Agricultural Robotics.

    The first collaboration of its kind for WSU’s Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems (CPAAS), the partnership joins WSU scientists’ expertise in automated innovations for farms and orchards with pre-eminent research in robotics at UTS’ Centre for Autonomous Systems.

    As Australian scientists toured CPAAS labs and visited partner growers across Washington, WSU Vice President for Research Christopher Keane, UTS Associate Dean Michael Blumenstein, and WSU Associate Vice President … » More …

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  • WSU Research Week 2018: October 15-19

    Join the Office of Research for a week of celebrating achievements, building partnerships, and exploring new opportunities. Each day will feature flash talks, panel discussions, and information expos. Focus areas will include animal models of disease, Native American studies, organic agriculture, and biomedical research.

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  • man by scientific teaching device Sparking engineering understanding nationally marks aim of WSU project

    WSU researchers develop devices that enable students to see mathematical engineering equations and principles demonstrated in real life action.

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  • Dan Nordquist Appointed as Deputy Vice President for Research

    Dan Nordquist has been appointed as deputy vice president for research (VPR) for operations. Nordquist previously served as associate vice president for the Office of Research Support and Operations (ORSO) unit. In his new role, Dan will work with all Office of Research (OR) units to improve operational support of the research community. He will also continue to oversee ORSO, the Office of Research Information Technology unit, and the Conflict of Interest Committee.

    Operational support of the WSU research community is central to the OR mission and success … » More …

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  • Research Corner: Dr. Manuel Garcia-Pérez

    Our world’s dependency on fossil fuels is one of the biggest challenges facing society today. The planet’s fossil fuel reserves are declining and the side effects of extracting and using these fuels are damaging our environment. Thus, a top priority amongst researchers is finding a cleaner, sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. At Washington State University, one researcher is taking a unique approach to this global challenge.

    “One of man’s earliest achievements was controlling fire for cooking and heating,” said Manuel Garcia-Pérez, associate … » More …

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  • Closeup of Molly Kelton and Jeb Owen sitting outside. Blending art, science to reverse biomedical career shortage

    National Institutes of Health awards WSU a $1.2 million, five-year grant to increase rural Washington students entering biomedical careers.

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