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Fulbright Summer Institute to the U.K. award takes WSU sophomore to Wales

Ava Beck

Fulbright Summer Institute to the U.K. award takes WSU sophomore to Wales

Ava Beck
Ava Beck will study at Aberystwyth University in Wales for three weeks this summer, thanks to a Fulbright Summer Institute to the U.K. award.

Washington State University linguistics major and Spokane native Ava Beck will study at Aberystwyth University in Wales for three weeks this summer, thanks to a Fulbright Summer Institute to the U.K. award.

Beck is one of around 60 U.S. students selected to undertake short academic and cultural programs at any of nine hosting institutions throughout the United Kingdom. At Aberystwyth, on that country’s western coast, Beck will join fellow Americans exploring contemporary issues in identity and nationhood “through the lens of Wales.” She will attend classes in the university’s Dept. of International Politics, explore the city, visit the National Library of Wales, and learn a bit of the Welsh language. » More …

Kim Andersen to receive WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award

Kim Andersen
Kim Andersen

Kim Andersen to receive WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award

Kim Andersen will receive the 2019 WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award during a 1 p.m. reception Wednesday, May 15, in the Terrell Library Atrium.

Andersen is a clinical professor in the Honors College. The award recognizes a non-library faculty or staff member who has shown consistent support for the WSU Libraries. » More …

WSU researchers see health effects across generations from popular weed killer

MIchael Skinner.
Skinner in his laboratory at WSU. (Photo by WSU Photo Services)

WSU researchers see health effects across generations from popular weed killer

Washington State University researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most popular weed killer. In the first study of its kind, the researchers saw descendants of exposed rats developing prostate, kidney and ovarian diseases, obesity and birth abnormalities.
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Fulbright takes WSU pianist Garrett Snedeker to London

Garrett Snedeker sitting by a piano.Fulbright takes WSU pianist Garrett Snedeker to London

Washington State University senior Garrett Snedeker has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance to explore the topic “harnessing music’s ability for social change” in the coming year. » More …

Every brick tells a story

Image of historic Bryan Hall.Every brick tells a story

Like many WSU students, Abigail Shane, a master’s student in architecture, enjoyed the iconic buildings and landscapes of Pullman’s campus but knew little about their history or architectural significance.

As part of a historic preservation seminar led by associate professor Phil Gruen, Shane and her classmates dove into school archives and digital resources, weaving the information they collected into a narrative about WSU’s built environment. » More …

The Top Ten Senior Award Winners

The Top Ten Senior Award Winners

Top 10 Seniors Group PhotoThe Washington State University Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Ambassadors would like to thank you for submitting a nomination for the 2019 Top Ten Senior Awards. Because of your efforts, we received many impressive nominations for a number of incredibly accomplished and deserving students at our university. With so many qualified students being considered, narrowing the final selections down to only 10 recipients was a very tough process. » More …

Forty-six WSU undergraduates land 37 research awards at the SURCA 2019 poster event March 25

SURCA award winners group photo

Forty-six WSU undergraduates land 37 research awards at the SURCA 2019 poster event March 25

SURCA award winners group photo.Nearly a quarter of Washington State University students who delivered poster presentations won monetary awards at the eighth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) on March 25 in Pullman.

SURCA is the unique WSU-wide venue for students from all majors, years in college, and from all WSU campuses. » More …

WSU students’ device to diagnose autism wins awards

TJ Goble and Lars Neuenschwander.

WSU students’ device to diagnose autism wins awards

TJ Goble and Lars Neuenschwander.
TJ Goble, left, and Lars Neuenschwander, right

A device developed by two WSU students to help doctors diagnose autism in very young children was honored at an annual health innovations competition recently.

With support from the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, WSU seniors Lars Neuenschwander and TJ Goble entered their Appiture technology in the Holloman Health Innovation Challenge, sponsored by the University of Washington. The duo won both the $10,000 Herbert B. Jones Foundation second-place prize and the $2,500 Kent & Lisa Sacia Digital Health Prize. » More …

Honors professor Annie Lampman Wins 2019 Dogwood Literary Prize in Fiction

Annie Lampman

Honors professor Annie Lampman Wins 2019 Dogwood Literary Prize in Fiction

Annie LampmanNational Book Award winner and fiction judge Phil Klay has chosen Annie Lampman’s story “Whom the Lion Seeks” as this year’s Fiction Prize Winner in the Dogwood Literary Prize. Lampman will receive $1,000 and her story will be published in Dogwood’s 2019 edition, due out in late May. » More …