Rare Corpse Flower To Release Its Foul Stench At WSU Vancouver
With the name corpse flower, this rare, tropical plant set to bloom at Washington State University Vancouver has quite the reputation to live up to.
“People describe the smell as a mix of rotten fish and dirty socks,” said Steve Sylvester, associate professor of molecular biosciences at the Salmon Creek, Washington, campus.
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Three WSU STEM undergraduates receive national Goldwater awards
Two engineering and one science student at Washington State University have received prestigious, nationally competitive awards from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
Kwanhee Kim receives Mentor Academy Award for excellence
Kwanhee Kim, a faculty member in the School of Molecular Biosciences, has been awarded this year’s Faculty Mentor Award for Excellence by the Graduate School. She received this award on April 4, 2019, at the Graduate School’s fifth annual Evening of Excellence.
WSU discovery could aid in battle of debilitative and deadly inflammation
Most, if not all, infections and diseases in animals and people are met with some level of the body’s own inflammatory response. Sometimes this inflammatory response crosses a line from being protective and useful to becoming debilitative or even deadly.
2019 Smerdon/Reeves Lecture
Come hear six exciting experts in the areas of DNA repair and chromatin speak about compelling new developments in the area of basic cancer research at the 2019 Smerdon/Reeves Lecture on Thursday, April 4, at the Residence Inn in Pullman.
Bull ‘super dads’ are being engineered to produce sperm from another father
Gene-edited ‘surrogate sires’ could help spread desirable traits rapidly in some livestock.
WSU tops nation in USDA research funding
Washington State University received more USDA research and development funding than any other university for the second year in a row.
Researchers study visuals’ effect on learning
Two researchers are studying how visual literacy skills can be incorporated into their teaching.
Erika G. Offerdahl, associate professor for WSU’s School of Molecular Biosciences, said visual literacy skills can be described as skills that help students learn how to develop visual representation skills. When students learn to make sense of the symbols around them, they use them to create new meaning.
Teaching science students visual literacy life skills
Students who study molecular biosciences can’t actually see what they are learning.
“We can never see with our eyes the things we study,” says Erika Offerdahl, a biochemist and associate professor in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences. “It is hard to directly see beyond the subcellular level, so as students we learn through representation.”
Using National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Results to Assess the Senior Experience (School of Molecular Biosciences)
Every two years, WSU participates in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to help assess student engagement in educational practices associated with high levels of learning and development. In collaboration with Institutional Research, ATL disaggregated 2017 WSU NSSE results by major for undergraduate academic degree programs and colleges, focusing on responses from seniors, intended to provide information about the student perspective to help continually improve the learning experience for WSU undergraduates. Some programs also received disaggregated reports for 2014-15, as part of a pilot.
Assessment of Teaching and Learning