External Honor/Award

National distinction for instrumental performance

Chris Dickey, assistant professor of tuba and euphonium in the WSU School of Music, received third place in the 2021 American Prize in Instrumental Performance in the professional division. For the competition, Dickey chose recordings that he says demonstrate the tuba’s melodic versatility and virtuosity. His renditions of James Stabile’s Sonata for Tuba and Piano, […]

Music student wins international competition

Timothy Schrader, a music performance major from Blaine, Washington, recently earned first prize in the European music division of the 2021Charleston International Music Competition with a performance of Georg Philipp Telemann’s Sonata in F Major. Schrader studies with Chris Dickey, assistant professor of tuba and euphonium in the WSU School of Music, and regularly performs […]

Research fellowship program earns national recognition

A collaboration between the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and the City of Pullman Police Department that connects doctoral students with law enforcement units has been recognized by this year’s Smart 50 Awards for its trailblazing approach. Implemented by Professor David Makin and Police Chief Gary Jenkins, the research fellowship program provides opportunities for […]

Fine arts professor’s research wins NEH grant support

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced $24 million in grants for 225 humanities projects across the country, including work by Hallie Meredith, a career-track assistant professor of fine arts at Washington State University. Meredith’s project, “Fragmentary and Unfinished Art: Documenting Undocumented Late Roman Art and Process,” is the only project

A quest to improve science communication, funding

In addition to winning first place in her division for a compelling, three-minute overview of her complex, years-long biological research project, Milica Radanovic won a place among 23 graduate students selected nationwide by the Ecological Society of America (ESA) to inform Congress about the importance of funding scientific research. “We are living during a time […]

Alumnus recognized for superconductor advancements

A breakthrough in superconductivity has landed a WSU physics graduate in the latest Time Magazine list of top innovators. Ranga Dias (’13 PhD) has been named one of 19 innovation leaders in the 2021 Time100 Next list, which highlights emerging leaders shaping the future. His work to develop a room temperature superconductor represents a significant advancement […]

Criminologist internationally honored for her work

The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) has selected Faith Lutze, a WSU professor and expert in criminal justice, to receive the group’s prestigious Founder’s Award in recognition of “a career of providing substantial contributions to the Academy and to the discipline of criminal justice through education and research.” A member of the Department of […]

Fine arts professor wins two national awards

Hallie Meredith, a teaching assistant professor of fine arts, is being honored with two major awards for her research into ancient Roman art processes. “The Roman period is crucial as a point of comparison with contemporary craft because art and craft were understood as coequal,” Meredith said. “My complementary areas of research in late Roman […]

Styrofoam-eating mealworms could be safe for dinner

Brenden Campbell, a master’s student in the School of the Environment, won recognition from the Comparative Nutrition Society for virtually presenting research on a recently discovered ability in mealworms. In his WSU undergraduate honors research project, Campbell found that the larvae can safely eat polystyrene waste, discarded polymers better known by their trade name of […]