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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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 keep and thrive […]

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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

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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

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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?


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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