Preserving the Puget Sound shoreline

Washington State University is partnering with conservation organizations to protect an important portion of Puget Sound shoreline along Henderson Inlet, south of Olympia, The agreement between Capitol Land Trust (CLT), WSU, and affiliated groups, including the Squaxin Island Tribe, will also provide environmental research and education opportunities to the entire region, The land trust purchased […]

Honoring undergraduate excellence

The College of Arts and Sciences honored Zachary Humphreys, an aspiring lawyer and public official, as bearer of its gonfalon in the fall 2022 commencement ceremony at WSU Pullman. Humphreys, who majored in political science on the pre-law track, carried the college’s shield-shaped banner in the event celebrating December graduates. Selection as a college gonfalon […]

$1.89M NIH grant to advance research in rapid evolution

What if scientists could have the funding to explore new directions of research free from the initial goals written into many grants? With a recent $1.89 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award from the National Institutes of Health, Seth Rudman has that opportunity. Rudman is an assistant professor in WSU Vancouver’s School of Biological Sciences. MIRA […]

Power of Poetry

From her theater work to becoming editor-in-chief of a literary journal, Noelle Niemeier is determined to prove writing is just as important as careers in STEM. Niemeier, an English major on the creative writing track, wanted to work in writing ever since she was a little kid. She began journaling song lyrics and channeling her […]

Hands-on classroom: ancient dart throwing

The first complex weapon system developed by humans is helping Washington State University students learn about both ancient technological innovation and modern-day experimental archeology.  Originating in Europe over 30,000 years ago, the “atlatl” consists of a short stick or board with a cup at one end that enables the wielder to throw a dart farther […]

Felsot named American Chemical Society fellow

Allan Felsot, a professor and extension specialist associated with the School of the Environment at WSU Tri-Cities, is among 45 members of the American Chemical Society recently honored as new fellows of 2022. “I’m very honored to be recognized for the work I’ve done,” Felsot said. “It does make me feel like I’ve impacted my […]

New leaders in arts and sciences bring wealth of experience to posts

Three academic units in the College of Arts and Sciences are welcoming new leadership this fall. In the School of Music, Professor Keri McCarthy succeeds Dean Luethi as director, and in the Department of Chemistry, Professor Cliff Berkman  succeeds Kirk Peterson as chair. In the School of the Environment—which is part of both CAS and […]