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WSU SURCA research awards presented to Honors College students

WSU SURCA research awards presented to Honors College students

 

May 3, 2022

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jeremy Lessmann, Director, WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, 509-335-2098, jlessman@wsu.edu

Beverly Makhani, Director, WSU DAESA Communications, 509-432-3430, makhani@wsu.edu

 

PULLMAN, Wash.— Students in the Washington State University Honors College received numerous awards at the spring 2022 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) for presentations of their research, scholarship, and creative activities.

SURCA is the unique WSU-wide venue for students from all majors, years in college, and all WSU campuses to share their mentored research, and have judges evaluate their work as shown on a poster. At this year’s event, around 140 students from four campuses were among those accepted to present 112 posters to 90 judges. Faculty, postdoctoral students, and community experts used a common rubric to evaluate and score presentations across nine SURCA categories.

At the awards ceremony, 43 total students from WSU Pullman and Vancouver and the Global Campus were announced as recipients of 33 awards. In total, nearly $8,000 will be given to them to support the efforts.

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WSU student Ella Kisor named UCORE Ambassador Award recipient

WSU student Ella Kisor named UCORE Ambassador Award recipient

 

May 5, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT: Clif Stratton, UCORE Director, clif.stratton@wsu.edu

Beverly Makhani, DAESA Communications and Marketing Director, makhani@wsu.edu

 

PULLMAN, Wash.— Washington State University’s University Common Requirements (UCORE) Ambassador Award for 2022 was presented to student Ella Kisor, international business and Spanish major and member of the Honors College.

The award is given each year to one who has carried the spirit of general education to the WSU community.

Kisor is a member of the ASWSU student body executive staff and sits on the UCORE Committee and the Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Committee.

Regarding the award, Kisor was praised for “being extremely attentive to, an involved in, the proposal to create an equity and justice requirement in UCORE, among other UCORE matters,” said Clif Stratton, UCORE director. She “asked pointed questions, raised concerns on behalf of students, and generally took part in the democratic process that is meant to produce these kinds of curricular changes.”

Said Stratton, “I have not in my brief time as UCORE director and slightly longer time as a UCORE Committee member encountered such an engaged ASWSU representative.”

WSU Honors College pre-med students research health and science topics in summer

WSU Honors College pre-med students research health and science topics in summer

June 28, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: Robin Bond, assistant dean of the WSU Honors College, 509-335-4505, rsbond@wsu.edu

Grant Norton, dean of the WSU Honors College, 509-335-4504, mg_norton@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Tapping their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and building their resumes, four Washington State University Honors College pre-med students are spending their summer researching topics ranging from a female gynecological disorder to U.S. minority mortality rates, and from cannabis use to infectious diseases.
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WSU Emeritus Society announces two undergraduate research awards, two grants for Honors College students

WSU Emeritus Society announces two undergraduate research awards, two grants for Honors College students

May 5, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Brigham, WSU Emeritus Society, brigham@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—The Washington State University Emeritus Society of retired faculty members has announced that four of seven students selected to receive awards and grants to support their undergraduate research efforts are from the Honors College, group spokesman Tom Brigham said.

“As retired faculty from disciplines across the university, we feel it’s important to do what we can to encourage students’ research, scholarship, and creative activities,” said Brigham. “This allows us to contribute to the continued advancement of WSU, our community, and the state.
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WSU Honors College students Morris and Sly land Goldwater Awards to support STEM research

WSU Honors College students Morris and Sly land Goldwater Awards to support STEM research

April 13, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: April Seehafer, Director of the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

Haley Morris

PULLMAN, Wash.—The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has announced that Washington State University Honors College students Haley Morris and Gunnar Sly have each received $7,500 awards for the coming year, said April Seehafer, director of the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program.
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WSU Honors College students receive 15 research awards at the SURCA 2021 presentation event March 29

WSU Honors College students receive 15 research awards at the SURCA 2021 presentation event March 29

MEDIA: Mary Sanchez Lanier, WSU assistant vice provost, 509-335- 2320, sanchez@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—More than a quarter of Washington State University students who delivered virtual presentations won monetary awards at the annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) on March 29 in Pullman.
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WSU Honors Thesis Abroad Grant

WSU Honors Thesis Abroad Grant
Facilitated by WSU Global Learning (GL) and International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Who: Student: WSU Honors student interested in carrying out guided research on the impact of global learning on students. This could be related to reach of Global Learning to different student populations or on the desired outcomes of Global Learning activities. The student should know basic statistics. Supervisor: Kelly Newlon, Ph.D., Director of Global Learning ISA contact: Colton Oliphant, Regional Director of University Partnerships

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A virtual WSU Honors College course goes global

A virtual WSU Honors College course goes global

March 2021
By Linda Infranco

Honors 298 Student Facilitators (L-R) Allison Beggs, Nife Shola-Dare, Ava Beck, Gunnar Sly, Yatin Singla, Sydney Almgren

The spring Honors 298 Global Leadership course always taps topics such as world trade, the environment, and international teamwork, but this year the course itself is literally bringing the world to Pullman—and Pullman to the world, with the doors flung wide open for innovative teaching and learning.
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Summit addresses inequities through storytelling, innovation

Summit addresses inequities through storytelling, innovation

Participants at Washington State University’s recent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit told stories about how the COVID-19 pandemic laid bare existing and historical inequities in their communities. They also shared messages of hope and programs that are making a difference.
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