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Cody Cockreham received a 2020 G.T. Seaborg Institute Research Fellowship.

Timothy VanRenken and the drylands research of Heping Liu were recently featured in separate articles on the Dept. of Energy’s Office of Science website. 

Bioengineering students Jackson Rieb, Kathryn Lober and Sarah Schroeder finished second in the Technology Category at the 2020 Northwest Entrepreneur Competition.

GeekWire featured a story on bioengineering and Frank Scholar alum Lars Neuenschwander’s quest to develop an objective test for autism.

Washington State University and Clemson University researchers, including Tommy Tafazzoli, have found that insufficient training for construction workers in hospital settings may be contributing to fungal disease outbreaks.

Mehrzad Mehrabipour, Aryan Deshwal and Ayumi Manawadu received 2020 GPSA Excellence Awards.


Events

Tuesday and Fridays, April 21 – May 15

Voiland College Stress Relief and Mindfulness Sessions

Learn the basic practices of mindfulness-based stress reduction and practice several different techniques to support your well-being including mindfulness of breathing, body scan meditation, and self-compassion. Each session will introduce one of the techniques and provide an opportunity for practice. Presented by Dr. Cill Richards, Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Certified Mindfulness Trainer, and UREC Group Fitness Instructor.

Tuesdays @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am: Live-streamed via Zoom.
Fridays @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Live-streamed via Zoom.

Thursday, April 23

11 AM MME Seminar: 3D Printed Artificial Organs and Smart Electronics for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications w/ Kaiyan Qiu, University of Minnesota

Tuesday, April 28

@ 10:00 AM VCEA Student Success Celebration

Join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of our Voiland College students

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Student Support

ASWSU Grocery Reimbursement

The ASWSU Grocery Reimbursement program reimburses WSU students up to 50% of their qualified grocery costs at Pullman’s Dissmore’s, Safeway, and Walmart stores. Fill out the form in the link above to apply.

Undergrad Writing Center

The Undergrad Writing Center is continuing to offer support to all WSU students who are working on projects, assignments, and papers from afar.

Grad Student Professional Development

The Versatile PhD is a web-based, socially positive business that helps graduate students with non-academic professional development. Their mission is to help graduate students envision, prepare for, and excel in non-academic careers. Sign in with your WSU network ID and password!

VCEA Student Support Zoom Room & FAQ

A new frequently asked questions web page has been developed to help students with their questions about Voiland College’s transition to online delivery. Students can send their questions to vcea.covid19@wsu.edu or join a live Zoom Room for assistance (9 am to 2 pm thru Friday, April 17).

This week in the Student Support Zoom Room, VCEA Student Ambassadors will be hosting workshops, playing games, and having a weekly drawing for the winner’s favorite take-out food. To find out the daily schedule, check out our announcements by visiting VCEA Student Success.

Free Tutoring Available

Voiland College tutors are available via Zoom. VCEA Tutoring Services is available for students using the same schedule as before. Students can search the schedule by subject, class number, day of the week, or tutor. Then, they can enter the tutor’s zoom room during the tutor’s shift by clicking on the words “click here” under the tutor’s name.

If they chose, faculty members can add a link to their Blackboard class space(s) to the tutoring schedule for student convenience.

Tutoring Services is also available for workshops, to support faculty for recitations, and other services. Students and faculty members who would like to request support can contact Becky Dueben at rdueben@wsu.edu or 509 336 9417.

Math Learning Center tutoring services are available via Zoom.

Academic Success and Career Center tutoring services are available via Zoom.


Be Safe Cougs

Health and Wellbeing Resources

The health and well-being of the WSU community remains our highest priority, and we will continue to act thoughtfully as we respond to COVID-19. Please review the resources available to employees during this response.

WSU COVID-19 Information

WSU has set up a website to serve as the university’s central source of updates and information about COVID-19.

Office of Research COVID-19 Q&A

Principal investigators must exercise their best judgement for starting or continuing research activities and work with their campus, college, and immediate leadership to develop plans in the event of a campus closure or reduced operations. Learn more in this Q&A.


Opportunities

Misc Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19

ORAP has put together a list of research funding opportunities related to COVID-19.

Crimson Spirit Award

Have you noticed a WSU employee going out of their way to help a colleague or customer? Nominate them for the Crimson Spirit award to recognize their excellent service. Submit a nomination.