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Living Well By Design

When you slipped into your favorite jeans this morning, a designer touched your life. As you sipped your coffee at the breakfast bar and admired…

Empowering the Women of West Point

While visiting her younger sister, Cadet Tanya McCorkle, at the West Point Military Academy in New York, Jessica McCorkle made a profound mistake based on…

Electrospinning Safer Medical Supplies

New fabrics could help keep health care professionals and their patients safer in the future, thanks to the work of researchers in Washington State University’s…

Inclusive Fashion Design

When it comes to fashion design and functional fit, the needs of people with disabilities are frequently ignored, said Bailey Stokes, an Apparel, Merchandising, Design…

“Stay Put” Designer is Moving On Up

While working as a lifeguard, WSU senior Tamara Hall noticed her swimsuit lacked both structural support and comfort. “Whenever I would jump in [the pool],…

ID Students Tackle Redesign of Iconic Trailer

Six graduate students from  the Interdisciplinary Design Institute at WSU Spokane spent the summer with an American icon: a 1958 Airstream Overlander trailer. They had…

From Blacktop to Clean Green

Over the past year, a portion of the 1894 WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center has undergone a significant makeover. Among other things, its old…

A Green Roof Grows in Pullman

The site of the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Display Garden, just east of the Lighty and French Administrative buildings on Washington State University’s Pullman campus,…

Revolutionary New Food Processing Technology to Go Commercial

Imagine a salmon filet that looks, tastes and is as nutritious as freshly cooked salmon but has a shelf-life of more than six months. A…

USDA Boosts Specialty Crop Research

It was a banner moment for the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences when faculty, staff, students, WSU President Elson S. Floyd, CAHNRS…

Surprising New Uses for Former CRP Land

Having the right number of cattle on the right piece of land for the right amount of time for the right reasons may be one…

New Golf Course as Classroom

Washington State University’s newest academic facility features the largest state-of-the-science classroom and laboratory on campus: 315 acres large to be exact. But then it also…

Greener Golf, By Design

“Green” doesn’t just refer to the putting surfaces at the Glendale Country Club in the middle of urban Bellevue, Wash. It also refers to the…

The Dung Decoders

Gutsy research going on at WSU Wildlife Habitat and Nutrition Lab When Canadian scientists literally stepped in 8,000-year-old caribou dung exposed as a glacier melted…

Innovating Outdoor Fashion

By combining gear smarts with street smarts, an AMDT Cougar climbed a mountain of success with REI’s recent launch of the event Jacket. As product…

Bug Bowl Team Heads to Nationals

With a first place finish in the regional Linnaean Games held in Boise under its belt, the WSU Bug Bowl Team is excited to take…

Productive Peach Research

Realizing a decade-long dream, an international team of scientists has released the peach genome sequence, the first genome completed for crops in the Rosaceae family.…

‘Eat your spinach or no dessert!’

While factors such as genetics and physical activity contribute to childhood obesity, parenting practices may have the largest impact on a child’s eating behavior. Thomas…

WSU Breaks Ground on New Arboretum & Wildlife Center

The rain stopped. The sun shone. The drums beat, and even the hawks showed up for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Washington State University…

Celebrate Washington Wine Gala to Celebrate its 10th Anniversary

When the party gets under way on Jan. 22, 2011, at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, it will be the 10th anniversary of Celebrate Washington…
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