Hydrogen bonding launches engineering-science series

RICHLAND, Wash. – Engineering and science faculty members at Washington State University Tri-Cities have joined forces to offer a free, public, interdisciplinary seminar series beginning at noon Friday, Aug. 30. All seminars will be in Room 252 of the West Building, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland.   “Our idea is to expose our students to a […]

Spokane research students form student organization

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Graduate Research Student Association has been started on the Washington State University health sciences campus in Spokane. “We need a simple organization to advocate for research students and make graduate research more cohesive and collaborative,” said graduate student and co-founder Emily Cox. “I was working right down the hall from a […]

NSF grant underwrites CO2 recycling research

    PULLMAN – The National Science Foundation has awarded GoNano Technologies, Inc., a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I grant to continue work in carbon dioxide recycling. GoNano is Moscow-based company with strong ties to WSU’S College of Engineering and Architecture.   Norton Grant Norton, CEA associate dean of research and graduate programs, […]

Plan developed for Riverpoint Campus

SPOKANE – A collaborative approach to academic planning will expand opportunities in public higher education for Spokane, under a comprehensive academic plan developed this spring for the Riverpoint Campus. The governing boards of Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington University and Washington State University recently reviewed and approved the plan, which lays out both short-term […]

Teamwork drives sleep-study success

Interactions between the principal scientists for WSU’s sleep research program. VCAPP is the department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology. (Diagram courtesy of James Krueger).   James Krueger talks teamwork like any other major league coach when he describes the faculty collaboration that forms the core of WSU’s highly successful sleep research program. […]

Collaboration aims to increase learning

SPOKANE – Earlier this year Spokane’s largest public educational institutions joined forces in the form of a Riverpoint Math and Science Partnership, co-chaired by WSU faculty, to work toward improved student learning in math and science. With this mission in mind and a $226,000 grant from the Washington State Higher Education Improving Teacher Quality Program, […]

Go figure

Photo: In two of the study classes, students work in small groups. (Photo by WSU Photo Services).   Calculus is the New York of the academic curriculum. If you can make it there, so the feeling goes, you can make it anywhere. Trouble is, most students can’t. “All across the United States, precalculus is a […]

Collaboration proposals sought

New research collaborations are the ultimate goal of a request for proposals by the WSU Office of Research (OR). Proposals, due Nov. 30, are specifically for funding for interdisciplinary seminar series, retreats and/or symposia. It is expected that these events will foster future collaborative research projects and advance the strategic goals of colleges, departments, the […]

Knowledge Corridor summit set

The first meeting about creating a Knowledge Corridor economic development initiative for the Pullman-Moscow area is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at the Schweitzer Event Center in Pullman. The agenda will focus on examining collaboration across the state line that is needed to create a strong, branded regional economic development program, said […]

Intercollaboration clicks

Integrating the Museum of Art/WSU into the lifeblood of the university is a high priority for museum staff. The year 2006 showed a significant increase in collaboration between the museum and various groups on campus. Here are three examples:James Bledsoe, manager of cultural centers, Office of Equity and Diversity (pictured above)Bledsoe has worked with museum […]