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  • People working together in group. Advanced Degree Opportunities

    Nathan Kallish had originally planned to find a job after completing his bachelor’s degree in bioengineering last spring. As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, he decided to enroll in a newly developed, nonthesis master’s program instead.

    “I’m very grateful for the program,” said Kallish. “I plan on continuing my search for a career very soon and will hopefully have a job lined up after graduating with my master’s degree in May.”

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, students and professionals have been faced with a changing job market. The Voiland College has expanded its offerings to help students navigate challenging circumstances and changes in their … » More …

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  • WSU cougar logo. WSU lands NIH grant for biomedical, engineering undergraduate MIRA program

    Participants in the Motivating Innovation and Research Achievement program will receive $12,000 for tuition for four academic years plus $4,000 for summer research with a faculty member.

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  • Finding ways to teach from a distance

    For more than 50 years, Voiland School chemical engineering students have gotten their first taste of the real-world workplace environment in their Units Operations lab course.

    There, they have learned critically important skills and have gotten hands-on experience troubleshooting many of the operations of chemical processing plants.

    With the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic and required social distancing, faculty members in the Voiland School have found creative new ways to deliver these important learning experiences for today’s students.

    Clinical Assistant Professor Dave Theissen David Thiessen Headshot 2019 is using … » More …

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  • A microscope photograph of a heart muscle cell. Study shows a molecular dance that keeps your heart beating

    The finding could someday lead to improved diagnostics and medical treatments for serious and sometimes devastating hereditary heart conditions.

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  • A key to cheaper renewable fuels: keeping iron from rusting

    WSU researchers have determined how to keep iron from rusting in important chemical reactions that are needed to convert plant materials to fuels. Their work could be used for more cost-effective biofuels conversion.

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  • Yong Wang receives national American Chemical Society award

    The society’s E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry is given each year for outstanding theoretical or experimental research in industrial chemistry or chemical engineering.

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  • A visualization of materials at the atomic level Researchers receive Department of Energy grant to lower auto manufacturing costs

    The WSU-led research team received the $2.5 million grant to work on reducing the use of rare and expensive metals in catalytic converters.

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  • Professor Su Ha and PhD graduate Qusay Bkour work in the laboratory. WSU researchers advance fuel cell technology

    Their work is paving the way for the development of highly efficient gasoline-powered cars that produce low carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming.

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  • Closeup of Wenji Dong Paper-based technology advances earlier cancer detection

    WSU researchers have developed a technology that is more than 30 times more sensitive than current lab‑based tests in finding early stage cancer biomarkers in blood.

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  • Three students stand behind their invention at a poster competition WSU’s Team Zephyr design mattress for a better night’s sleep

    The students are seeking to patent their Zephyr Mattress, a mattress targeted to people with mobility or sleep issues, and to launch a company. The students recently earned a second-place finish in this year’s Northwest Entrepreneur Competition with their mattress design and business idea.

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