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 …

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Career Connected Learning Summit Puts WSU’s Mission into Practice

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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?

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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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Life Sciences: WSU Researchers Solving Real-World Problems

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Housed in a truly beautiful building on Washington State University’s Pullman campus, the School of Biological Sciences —one of WSU’s life sciences specialties—looks like the kind of place where breakthroughs happen. A massive building with majestic windows and state-of-the-art lab technology, SBS is teeming with students in white coats who are, by their own mission, […]

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Summer Session is a Smart Investment

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There’s a special kind of buzzing quiet that falls over WSU’s campuses in the summertime. After Spring commencement in May, many of WSU students head back to their hometowns, leaving the walkways a little less crowded. But those who stick around for summer session know—it’s actually kind of perfect. Summer school may sound like the […]

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Students Speak: We Need the State Need Grant

Students Speak: We Need the State Need Grant

The State Need Grant is Washington State’s successful student aid program, which provides funding for low-and-middle income students to attend 66 higher education and career training institutions throughout the state. Currently this program serves 69,000 Washingtonians – but there is not enough funding to provide grants to over 24,000 additional eligible students. With 740,000 job […]

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What the Special Session Means for You

What the Special Session Means for You

School’s out for summer! And normally, by this time, the legislature is, too. But due to the ongoing discussions between differing versions of the state budget, including funding for Washington State University, some of the lawmakers will be staying on the west side of the mountains a little bit longer. The result once they reach […]

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Regular session coming to an end – what say you?

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The regular legislative session is scheduled to end on April 23rd. However, as had been the case over the last several state budget bienniums, we anticipate the legislature will be unable to come to agreement between the three proposed budgets – operating, capital, and transportation – and the differing versions of those budgets offered by […]

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State Need Grant – access to education leads to success

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Our friends in the College Promise Coalition share information about one of the most successful tools for providing access to higher education: the State Need Grant. Washington State’s successful student aid program, provides funding for low-and-middle income students to attend 66 higher education and career training institutions throughout the state. Currently this program serves 69,000 Washingtonians […]

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Senate passes proposed capital budget – WSU fares very well

Many of us remember learning about government courtesy of Schoolhouse Rock or an effective history or American Government teacher. Click on the iconic "I'm just a bill" to access background material if you would like to brush up on Washington State government: Cliff notes just for you...

The state Senate Ways and Means Committee passed a $3.8 billion 2017-2019 capital budget. In the spirit of “how a bill becomes law,” the state’s capital budget has a different function than the state’s operating and transportation budgets, the trifecta of the three main budget categories that fund the state of Washington, including public institutions […]

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House budget released – reconciliation process begins …

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The Spokesman-Review reports today on the release of the state House of Representative’s proposed biennial budget to fund the state of Washington, including public institutions like Washington State University. Last week, the state Senate released its proposed budget. For WSU, the proposed House budget aligns with the proposed Senate budget and the Governor’s proposed budget […]

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