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Paige Danielson Named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Second Team

Paige Danielson

Paige Danielson Named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Second Team

Washington State University junior rower, Paige Danielson, has been named to the 2017-18 Google Cloud Women’s At-Large Academic All-America Second Team, selected by CoSIDA, the organization announced Thursday. » More …

May 16: Leah Benedict to receive WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award

Leah Benedict

May 16: Leah Benedict to receive WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award

Leah BenedictPULLMAN, Wash. — Leah Benedict will receive the 2018 WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award during a 10 a.m. reception Wednesday, May 16, in the Terrell Library Atrium.

Benedict is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of English. The award recognizes a nonlibrary faculty or staff member who has shown consistent support for the WSU Libraries. » More …

WSU’s first NOAA Hollings Scholarship winner

WSU’s first NOAA Hollings Scholarship winner

Gubsch and Von Walden shown making adjustments to a drone
National scholarship recipient Kristian Gubsch with Professor Von Walden

Washington State University chemical engineering student Kristian Gubsch is the school’s first recipient of the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The nationally competitive award pays $19,000 total for the Edgewood, Wash., student’s 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years, provides a 10-week paid summer internship at an NOAA facility, and funds travel to present at two scientific conferences. » More …

Restoring a musical relic

Thomas LeClair

Restoring a musical relic

Thomas LeClair  sitting at the pipe organ
Thomas LeClair and the Webster pipe organ

Sophomore Thomas LeClair is trying to fix a 91-year-old theatre organ languishing in the basement of the Webster Physical Sciences building on the Pullman campus.

A biology and music double degree student, LeClair discovered the instrument while thumbing through old files in the WSU Libraries Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections. » More …

To catch a cat

To catch a cat

Upclose shot of a jaguar
American jaguar in the nature habitat of brazilian jungle, panthera onca, wild brasil, brasilian wildlife, pantanal, green jungle, big cats, dark background, low key
Trekking through one of the largest unexplored rain forests in the world, La Mosquitia in Honduras, Travis King set up traps last spring to catch jaguars — or whatever other animal came into range of the cameras.

King, an environmental science graduate student at Washington State University, was one of 12 biologists conducting the first biological survey of the area known as La Ciudad Blanca or the Lost City of the Monkey God, astounding ruins first identified in 2012. » More …

National Goldwater Scholarship awarded to WSU junior Zachary Howard for 2018-19

Zachary Howard

National Goldwater Scholarship awarded to WSU junior Zachary Howard for 2018-19

Zachary Howard with Anders Omslan in the labPULLMAN, Wash.— Sammamish, Wash., native and Washington State University genetics and cell biology major Zachary Howard has received from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation a $7,500 distinguished scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. » More …

WSU alum awarded for career working to end hunger, malnutrition

WSU alum awarded for career working to end hunger, malnutrition

Thomas Lupkin pictured receiving the Alumni Achievement AwardThomas Lumpkin wants to feed the world.

A simple premise, but an incredibly challenging goal. One that set Lumpkin on a career path which produced new agricultural innovations and led to international leadership positions.

“This is very humbling,” Lumpkin, who grew up on a small farm near Washington’s Tri-Cities, said. “WSU gave me an incredible opportunity, and I’ll always be grateful for the support and freedom they gave me to pursue international research.” » More …

Neuroscience Student Publishes Honors Thesis

Julianna Brutman

Neuroscience Student Publishes Honors Thesis

Julianna BrutmanHonors College student and Goldwater Scholar Julianna Brutman majoring in Neuroscience has published the results of her Honors thesis in the peer-reviewed international journal Physiology & Behavior. Julianna’s thesis advisor was Professor Jon Davis in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience at Washington State University. In summer 2016, Julianna wrote and was awarded a young investigator grant from Washington State ADARP (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program) to investigate hypothalamic epigenetic changes in obese rodents exposed to a high-fat diet. Her data describing binge feeding in female rates was selected for a “hot topic” presentation at the international conference of The Obesity Society in November 2016. » More …