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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 …

Aug. 25-26: Musical comedy ‘First Date’ at Bryan Hall Theatre

First Date

Aug. 25-26: Musical comedy ‘First Date’ at Bryan Hall Theatre

Casey (Mikalah Barem) and Aaron (Bogdan Theo Mynka) are on their first date (photo l-r), but they are joined by various personifications of the voices in their heads including parents, siblings, friends and exes, played by Kristina Gaumnitz, Michael Adams, Lauren Kaleikini-Torrez and Daniel Jinguji.

PULLMAN, Wash. – “First Date,” a Broadway musical comedy, will performed by the WSU School of Music Aug. 25-26 in Bryan Hall Theatre.

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. » 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 …

Summer’s Internship

Summer’s Internship

WSU’s Ryan Summers spent last summer building autonomous submarines and interning at SpaceX, a company that’s planning to send a space ship to Mars.

We recently spoke with the computer engineering major and Goldwater Scholar about his experience working at the aerospace company, and how WSU is preparing him for the future. » More …

WSU Honors College sends 8 students, 2 faculty to present at national honors conference in October

WSU Honors College sends 8 students, 2 faculty to present at national honors conference in October

PULLMAN, Wash.—With poster topics from parallel computing to the Nipah virus, eight students and two faculty members from the Honors College at Washington State University will travel to Seattle Oct. 12-16 as invited presenters at the annual meeting of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC).

The submission process for this 51st NCHC conference was highly selective, with hundreds of students and faculty submitting proposals, according to its website. The WSU Honors students’ posters will be available to the nearly 2,000 students and faculty who are expected to attend. » More …

Training for Success

Training for Success

For student-athlete Paige Danielson, balancing academics with rowing takes preparation.

Washington State University is full of new and returning students whose schedules are filled with classes, homework, projects, and studying.

With so much to do, how do we make sure it all gets done on time?

Write it down, said Paige Danielson, an Honors College sophomore majoring in electrical engineering, and a member of Washington State University’s women’s rowing team. » More …

Eight Students and Two Faculty from WSU Honors College to Present at Honors Conference in Seattle

Eight Students and Two Faculty from WSU Honors COllege to Present at Honors Conference in Seattle

Nearly 2,000 Students & Faculty to Attend NCHC Annual Event


Pullman, WA, September 21, 2016– Eight honors students and two faculty members from the WSU Honors College have been selected as presenters during the 51st annual conference to be held by the National Collegiate Honors Council in Seattle, Washington, October 12-16, ­2016. » More …

Honors Student Rebecka Bence Selected for Summer Fellowship at Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute

Honors Student Rebecka Bence Selected for Summer Fellowship at Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute


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Congratulations to Rebecka Bence, who has been selected this summer for the Summer Student Fellowship (SSF) program at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. The SSF program provides the opportunity for undergraduates to complete a research project under the mentorship of scientific or senior technical staff in various departments of marine science and policy. As a participant in the SSF program, Rebecka will spend 10 weeks in Woods Hole Village, Massachusetts, near Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard working on aquaculture research.