WSU V&E Research Featured in Weekly Radio Broadcast
You can now hear weekly updates on WSU grape and wine research with the WAVE Minute. WAVE (Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology) is a informative seminar series from the Washington Wine Commission that brings industry funded research updates directly to end users.
The WAVE Minute radio series further extends this information to broader audience through weekly updates directly from WSU researchers and contributors. “WAVE Minute has been so well received that we now plan to continue the series for another year, said Melissa Hansen, research program coordinator for the Washington Wine Commission.
Sponsored by the Washington State Wine Commission and produced by the Washington Ag Network, the three minute segments air Thursdays at 5:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on 610 KONA and 560 KPQ. Weekly segments can also be accessed online.
V&E Student and Newman Civic Fellow Attends National Conference
WSU V&E senior, Connor Eck traveled to Boston Nov. 17-18 for the Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows National Conference.
Originally from Del Mar, Calif., Eck was named a national Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact last spring. Campus Compact is a Boston-based nonprofit organization working to advance the public purpose of higher education. The fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions to challenges facing communities throughout the country.
As a student winemaker in WSU’s Blended Learning program, Eck developed leadership skills and gained hands-on experience working with local growers and winemakers to create a series of student-made wines. He has used his education and these connections to further his interest and experience in environmentally friendly winemaking practices.
The one-year fellowship provides students with virtual learning, networking and leadership opportunities to teach students leadership and how to bring communities together for positive change.
At the National Conference, Eck participated in a small group activities, workshops and a networking session, attended a TEDx event and participated in the Edward M. Kennedy’s senate Immersion Module, a full-scale reproduction of the U.S. Senate Chamber that gives students first-hand experience learning about the legislative process.
A total of 273 students from across the nation were chosen for the 2017 cohort. “Meeting the other Fellow’s and learning about the work they are doing to better their communities was on of the best parts of this experience,” said Eck. “I was the only one there from an ag-related field, so that was pretty cool!”