Moving into new College of Nursing

Two years after groundbreaking, the WSU College of Nursing recently moved into the new Nursing Building on the WSU Spokane Riverpoint campus.   The college’s 600 or so Spokane students will begin classes there in spring semester, and the building will be dedicated sometime in the spring.   The $34.6 million building first received a […]

WSU receives NSF grant for engineering education

PULLMAN– Washington State University researchers in engineering and education have received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that they hope will help professors learn successful techniques for teaching and move away from traditional lectures. “It is widely accepted that traditional lectures are not the best pedagogy for students – yet that is what […]

Daylighting lab to promote energy-effective design

Daylight can make people happier, healthier and more productive. The challenge of bringing it into the workplace will be the focus of a Daylighting Lab and Integrated Design Center being established at the Interdisciplinary Design Institute of Washington State University Spokane with a grant from BetterBricks. BetterBricks is a project of the Northwest Energy Efficiency […]

Feds pick vet lab as test site

Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is one of seven laboratories nationwide recently chosen to conduct tests for mad cow disease for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA has allocated $70 million for the nationwide program, which is expected to last 12-18 months. WSU plans to test about 5,200 cattle from Washington over […]

WSU lab a national model

Phytochemicals … “5 A Day — The Color Way” proclaim some plastic produce bags. “Now with Lutein!” heralds a bottle of Centrum vitamins. Since the 1920s, plants have been considered essential to human and animal health, mainly for the vitamin A provided in their richly colored betacarotene. As a young researcher in animal science, however, […]