External Honor/Award

Aurora Clark joins National Academies Committee

Aurora Clark, WSU chemistry profesor and deputy director of the IDREAM Energy Frontier Research Center, has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s committee. The committee will develop the agenda for basic research in separations science. Through this agenda, they will lay the groundwork for a new era in separations focusing […]

STAGE and Nuthouse students shine at regional theater festival

Nearly two dozen WSU students representing the STAGE student theater group and the Nuthouse student improve group attended the 2018 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for Region VII to compete in several events, including Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions, Technical Olympics and Improv Olympics. WSU students Aryn Allen, Avery Barnwell, Spencer Knudson, and […]

Kennedy Center honors WSU faculty for teaching excellence

Theatre faculty Benjamin Gonzales and Mary Trotter received separate awards for outstanding and innovative teaching at the 2018 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for Region VII. “Theatre and art, teaches us about our humanity, our ability to lean into discomfort, in order to learn about the complexity and depth of our capacity to […]

Sue Clark appointed to DOE environmental committee

Sue Clark, an internationally recognized leader in the nuclear sciences, has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee to evaluate the U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup technology development efforts. Clark, a Regents Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at WSU, also serves as Chief Science and Technology Officer for Energy and […]

McGuire honored for contributions to nutrition education

Shelley McGuire, a professor in the School of Biological Sciences, has been selected to receive the 2018 “Excellence in Nutrition Education Award” from the American Society for Nutrition. She will receive the award, given for “outstanding contributions to teaching nutrition,” at the society’s flagship meeting in Boston this June. For more than two decades, McGuire […]

German double major selected as a Rhodes Scholar finalist

Ryan Summers graduated from WSU on December 9 with a sensational resume: a first degree in computer engineering, a soon-to-be completed second degree in German, his name on a patent, selection as a Rhodes Scholar finalist, numerous awards for outstanding scholarship and undergraduate research, and a 4.0 GPA. The 22-year-old has also completed an international […]

Researchers honored for work on environmental DNA

WSU researchers Caren Goldberg, Katherine Strickler, and Alex Fremier are being honored this week for their use of a technique that can detect minute amounts of DNA to see if at-risk species are in an area. The researchers took the Project of the Year for Resource Conservation and Resiliency award during the Strategic Environmental Research […]

WSU music director, Greg Yasinitsky, nominated for Pulitzer Prize

Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director of the WSU School of Music, has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Music for his composition Jazz Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. “There is almost no way to describe it,” Yasinitsky said of his nomination by two independent musicians. “For me, it’s the biggest, most important musical […]

Students land Gilman awards to study in Asia, Europe

Three College of Arts and Sciences students received nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards to study-abroad this fall. The students are: Evan J. Wilson, a junior majoring in international business and marketing and minoring and Chinese-language, will spend the academic year at Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea. Michael B. Young, a sophomore […]

Aurora Clark named ACS Fellow

Aurora Clark, a WSU professor of chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. Clark received the prestigious award for her service to the nuclear/inorganic and computational chemistry communities and for her innovative research, including the pioneering use of computer algorithms and network analysis to understand the behavior of complex solutions and their interfaces.