WSU is advancing Washington industries …
WSU teams with aviation to develop sustainable aviation biofuels …
WSU partners to develop bioproducts that reduce dependence on petroleum imports …
WSU works with state commodity commissions to conduct needed agricultural research …
WSU developed the technology used for wood-plastic composites used for buildings …
WSU researchers work to improve dairy productivity and reduce disease …
WSU research has made Washington one of the world’s most productive wheat-growing regions …

Impact News

WSU Med School Makes Big Moves In Its Inaugural Year


WSU Med School Receives Overwhelming Support in State Legislature In two unanimous votes of confidence, the State House of Representatives and the State Senate BOTH voted to add the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine to the Family Medicine Residency network. WSU is very close to being a third co-chair of the […]

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How Washington State Makes College More Accessible

2015 Fall Commencement. Washington State University

Ensuring college is accessible and affordable are the two tenants WSU Impact was founded for. We are grateful for your advocacy in support of a college education. Being a college graduates results in more resiliency in the job market, better pay and health care for our families, and a commitment to life long learning that […]

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WSU Academics and Research Win the Day


The evening of January 18 was marked in Olympia by the final passage of the state’s capital budget. Washington State University will have new facilities to study plant sciences, protect public health from the risks of animal-to-human disease transmission, and continue to grow WSU Vancouver and WSU Tri-Cities campuses. Learn more by reading this informational […]

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Mark Your Calendar! Important Dates for Your Advocacy


Securing adequate state funding for higher education continues to be an important message your legislators need to hear. The value of higher education in today’s world has never been more important. A college degree gives people a strong foundation and leg up in tough times. From increased pay to being able to thrive in a […]

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Proposed Governor’s operating budget funds top WSU priorities

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The 2018 legislative session will begin on January 8th.  It is the supplemental budget session, or the so-called “short session” because it is the second year of the state’s two year budget cycle. The three primary budgets (operating, transportation and capital) are prepared during 105 day legislative sessions in odd-numbered years (e.g., 2017). Then, in the […]

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YOU can support WSU by lending your voice


It’s a new year, and we look forward to 2018 being even more exciting for Washington State University’s campuses. Last year, we celebrated the opening of a brand-new medical school that’s bringing hands-on education, impactful health sciences research, and groundbreaking public health outreach to our communities. We dedicated a new academic building at WSU Everett. […]

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60 Students, One Big Mission: How The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is Changing Our State

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Spokane

Here is something that we know: Investments in higher education pay off in a big way. But it’s not every day that our investments—and our support from lawmakers in Olympia—are quite so apparent or amazing as the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. 2017 was a pivotal year. The inaugural class of the ESFCOM are beginning […]

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Giving Thanks for Lawmakers Who Support WSU & Its Mission

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This Thanksgiving, the alumni, students, parents, neighbors, and fans of Washington State University want to thank our legislators in Olympia for their continued support of higher education, WSU, and its system of campuses across our state. When we choose to actively support WSU, we invest in our collective future, as well as in the present, […]

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Career Connected Learning Summit Puts WSU’s Mission into Practice

wsu career connected learning

WSU Impact is unabashed on two fronts: We love to share the value of Washington State University, and we we love how higher education expands knowledge, supports the economy, and encourages the dreams of individuals who seek good paying jobs and economic security. That’s why we love what occurred on May 31st.  Elected officials and advocates […]

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What Does Being a Coug Mean to You?


At WSU Impact, we’re unabashed boosters for the value of Washington State University. Between the university’s, groundbreaking research, the career-ready degrees on campuses located across the state and online, top-tier athletics program (go Cougs!), and the way that WSU students benefit and enrich our communities every day, what’s not to love? But you don’t have […]

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