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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 …

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

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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 …

Travis King Wildcats Research

Honors Student Travis W. King Published in Journal of Mammology, referenced by writer for Science magazine


Travis W. King, Honors alum and graduate student at WSU, was recently published in the Journal of Mammology. Under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Thornton and the help of the WSU Honors College and the College of Arts & Sciences, Travis conducted research on ocelot behavioral patterns in Costa Rica. Research from his paper, Ocelot latrines: communication centers for Neotropical mammals, was also recently used by a writer for Science magazine.  The full story can be read at Sciencemag.org.

Travis’ article can be read in full online at oxforjounals.org

 


 

Honors Student jackson Peven is Currently Studying in China Through the Boren Scholarship

Honors Student jackson Peven is Currently Studying in China Through the Boren Scholarship


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Hello! My name is Jackson Peven and I am currently a Junior at WSU double majoring in Chinese and Computer Science. Due to the help I received though the Honors College, Distinguished Scholarship Department, and Chinese Department, I have been given the opportunity to spend my junior year, the 2015-16 school year, living and studying in Harbin, China. » More …

WSU Honors Student Laura Abbott Awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad

WSU Honors Student Laura Abbott Awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad


Laura Abbott, an Honors College student at Washington State University is one of approximately 800 American undergraduate students from 355 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study or intern abroad during the spring 2016 academic term. Abbott will study abroad in Japan.
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Washington State University Student Honored with Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Washington State University Student Honored with Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

New York City, Nov. 6

The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD), the largest funding organization in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars, has announced the recipients of several scholarships and grants for the academic year 2015/16.
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UK Braces for Cougar Invasion

UK Braces for Cougar Invasion

The United Kingdom will be hit with a Cougar invasion this summer when three Washington State University Honors students travel to England and Scotland as WSU’s first recipients of Fulbright UK Summer Institute awards.

Sophomores Joanna “Joey” Redmon and Grace Reed and freshman Alyssa Norris will spend four or five weeks this summer participating in thematic academic and cultural programs at highly regarded universities. The programs are intended to allow the students to experience the UK; help them develop their presentation, research, and communication skills; and perform some local community service. The program covers the majority of participants’ costs, including round-trip airfare, tuition and fees, accommodations, and meals. » More …

A Jared-S.-Brickman Snapshot of the World, in 200-Some Pages

Honors College student Jared S. Brickman spent fall 2010 traveling three oceans and visiting 12 countries on four continents.  Packaged as a Semester At Sea study abroad experience, the 109-day adventure proved a turning point for the (then) junior from Baker City, Oreg.  In Portland, he says, a brief pre-sailing get-together with his friend Kelly became…“a meeting which served as the last memory of my old life.” » More …

Honors’ McInally Receives 2014 DAAD Scholarship to Germany to Research Influenza

Honors’ McInally Receives 2014 DAAD Scholarship to Germany to Research Influenza

There’s agro-tourism, eco-tourism, and leisure tourism—but what about, say, viral tourism?

That’s the kind on the mind of microbiology major Samantha McInally, a member of the WSU Honors College.

Thanks to a scholarship from the national German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Corvallis, Ore., native will spend the summer in Giessen, Germany, where she’s assigned to work with a Ph.D. student to research the flu virus at the University of Giessen. She will also do some traveling related to her passion for viruses. » More …

Alumnus Andrew Whitaker Electrifies, Graduates MIT

Alumnus Andrew Whitaker Electrifies, Graduates MIT

– By Jared Brickman


An alumnus of The Honors College at Washington State University lit up the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – metaphorically and literally.

Coauthor of the MIT Future of the Electric Grid Study, Andrew Whitaker (’09 Electrical Engineering, Chinese Language and Culture, and the Honors College) graduated last September with his S.M. in Technology and Policy from the prestigious Massachusetts school. » More …