In rural Kenyan villages where few families have electricity or indoor plumbing, a surprising technology helps researchers study the health of animals and people: the cell phone.
When Travis Kent was still a high school student in Boise, Idaho, Washington State University was one of his top choices. But it was on a visit to the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences when he was told about STARS, a fast-track program where students can begin as undergraduates and earn a doctorate in seven years, when he knew this was the place for him.
A few days after the New Year in 2014, Laurie Boukas of Richland, Washington, was walking her two Border Collies, Lucy and Connor, when she saw a Pontiac Trans Am drive by. Laurie, who had just moved to Richland a few weeks before with her husband, Nick, saw the car turn around and drive by again.
Congratulations to Drs. Patricia Hunt and Sue Ritter who were elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences for their outstanding scientific records of achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the academy to bring the best available science to bear on issues within the state.
We did it! In its 125th year, Washington State University celebrates the success of our largest fundraising effort to date— the $1 billion Campaign for Washington State University: Because the World Needs Big Ideas.
Milestones: Significant moments in time to take stock, celebrate achievement and history, and then continue to march ahead strongly. There have been many of these recently.
Washington State University celebrates its 125th year in 2015. Your College of Veterinary Medicine is a mere 116 years old—the fifth oldest in the United States. But, because a veterinarian was one of the University’s founding three faculty members in 1890, there has always been a veterinarian on the faculty at WSU.