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WSU senior Ryan Summers finalist for Rhodes scholarship

WSU senior Ryan Summers finalist for Rhodes scholarship

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University computer engineering, German, and Honors College student Ryan Summers interviewed Nov. 17-18 in Seattle as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, arguably the oldest and best known of the prestigious scholarships available to American college graduates.

WSU has had 10 Rhodes Scholars from 1907 to 1956. Prior to Summers, the most recent finalist was in 1984. » More …

Honors’ Samantha Case, Double Major at WSU

Samantha Case

Honors’ Samantha Case, Double Major at WSU

Samantha Case
Case atop Ben A’an Mountain in Scotland

As a little girl, Walla Walla High School graduate Samantha Case was up early collecting eggs and feeding chickens on her family farm. Her efforts soon grew to a business where Case would sell eggs at the local farmer’s market and restaurants throughout the valley.

Samantha is now about to graduate from Washington State University with a double major and has been accepted to a prestigious master’s program at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) where she will specialize in information management and preservation. » More …

Honors Students Recognized with Research Awards

Honors Students Recognized with Research Awards

Thirteen Washington State University Honors College students have received awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

The Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research Endowed Excellence Fund, established in 2013, supports researchers as they progress in their careers. The Carsons, who are WSU alumni, have supported the university with their service and numerous financial gifts. The Carson award is the first to give preference to student researchers who are in their junior and senior years.

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Honors Alumni in Inaugural Class of Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Honors Alumni in Inaugural Class of Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Honors alumni, Christina Street, Ethan Payton, and Kyle Geiger are among the 60 students in the inaugural class of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. The new medical school students are pictured with Honors College Advisory Board and Alumnus, Colin White (’03) who has established the Medical Education Endowed Scholarship Fund in Honors.

Honors student Michael Young awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

Gilman

Honors student Michael Young awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

GilmanAugust 9, 2017 –  The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that Michael Young, from the Washington State University Honors College is one of nearly 1,000 American undergraduate students from 386 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during  the 2017-2018 academic year. The complete list of students who have been selected to receive Gilman Scholarships this term, including students’ home state, university and host country, is available on the website: gilmanscholarship.org. » More …

Alyssa Norris appointed to Board of Regents

Alyssa Norris appointed to Board of Regents

Alyssa Norris was appointed to the Board of Regents July 1, 2017, by Washington Governor Jay Inslee. A WSU senior, Norris is majoring in civil engineering and minoring in mathematics, ethics, and East Asia Studies. She is a member of the WSU Honors College.

Norris was a finalist for the prestigious national Harry S. Truman scholarship during her junior year. Last year she also was named the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholar student representative, the Outstanding Junior of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and was awarded the WSU President’s Leadership and Engagement Award of Distinction. » More …

Honors Students Inventing for the Future

Honors Students Inventing for the Future

A safe and sterile needle seems to be a basic idea when preventing infections. But how that needle is sterilized, especially in places where reuse is a common practice, spurred a good idea for a pair of Washington State University student entrepreneurs.

Emily Willard (left) and Katherine Brandenstein with their winning SafeShot sterilizer, at the University of Washington Health Innovation Challenge (Photo Matt Hagen)

Emily Willard and Katherine Brandenstein came up with the idea of SafeShot, a lid that sterilizes a needle each time it enters the vial of medicine, as part of an entrepreneurship class. The two students started a company, won a health business contest last spring, and headed to Tanzania early this year to research how their product could be used in a real setting. » More …

Paige Danielson Named NCAA Elite 90 Award Winner

Paige Danielson Named NCAA Elite 90 Award Winner

An electrical engineering major, Danielson becomes the first Cougar to receive the Elite 90 Award, holding a 4.0 GPA.
By: Washington State Athletics

HAMILTON, N.J. – Washington State University rowing sophomore, Paige Danielson, has been named the NCAA Elite 90 Award winner for Division I rowing, presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the 2017 NCAA Rowing Championships, the NCAA announced at the championships banquet, Thursday at Mercer County Park Indoor Tennis Facility. » More …

WSU junior recognized by Udall Foundation

WSU junior recognized by Udall Foundation


PULLMAN, Wash. – Alyssa Norris, a WSU junior in engineering and an Alaska native, has received a nationally competitive Udall Foundation honorable mention award in its environment category.

“The Udall nod validates Alyssa’s commitment to the environment and her work toward a career addressing issues on a local, national and global scale,” said April Seehafer, director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, part of WSU’s Office Undergraduate Education. “Alyssa’s personal and professional accomplishments as a WSU student have prepared her very well for this latest and well-deserved honor.” » More …

Honors students receive Emeritus Society awards

Honors students receive Emeritus Society awards


PULLMAN, Wash. – The WSU Emeritus Society, as is its annual tradition, has selected four outstanding undergraduates to receive $500 awards for their contribution to WSU research.

Recipients were selected based on their research efforts, the passion shown in their area of expertise, and their promise of future contributions to the research community. Following are the 2017 award winners. Hannah Booth, Madison Armstrong, and Heather Young are WSU Honors Students » More …