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Share Your Story - Global Cougs speaker series for fall 2020


As we transition to a world of remote learning and travel restrictions, we face more challenges than ever to provide WSU students with opportunities for global connections.
We-Empower Vice President selected as Fulbright Specialist


From We-Empower: We-Empower is proud to announce Dr Mushtaq Memon, Vice President-Livestock at We-Empower is selected as Fulbright Specialist for a tenure of three years by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning. This is Dr. Memon’s 2nd Fulbright Specialist assignment and the 1st after his retirement in 2016 from Washington State University (WSU).
Cougar PrideWSU pledges support for international students


Responding to recently announced federal policy it views as “unjust and damaging,” Washington State University on Wednesday pledged its support for international students, emphasizing their valued status as members of the Coug community as well as the university’s commitment to assisting them.
International FlagsWSU stands with its international scholars


Washington State University firmly supports the many international scholars affected by the recent federal action to block new H-1B visas and is working with congressional members and others to advocate on their behalf.

“We’re going to do everything we can as a university to support our international students and scholars during this challenging time,” said Kate Hellmann, director of WSU’s International Student and Scholar Services, part of the Office of International Programs. “WSU values its international community and the many social, cultural and educational contributions they make to the university and our country.”
drug-resistant bacteriaResearchers develop software to find drug-resistant bacteria


Washington State University researchers have developed an easy-to-use software program to identify drug-resistant genes in bacteria.
Mohammed Animul MislamKeeping antimicrobial-resistant bacteria at bay



One of the biggest threats to global health may become far worse in the coming decades for those countries without access to clean water and wastewater infrastructure.
Preston-with-Romanian-psych-studentsPandemic makes teaching abroad surreal experience


Thomas Preston, a political science professor at Washington State University and expert in international security policy, had just begun a four-month, Fulbright-sponsored teaching stint in Constanta, Romania, when the entire country was placed in lockdown and martial law was declared.
Manoj Karkee with robotic armRobotic crop pollination goal of new $1 million grant


Developing robotic technology for crop pollination is the goal of a new project for Washington State University scientists.

Funded by a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Washington State Department of Agriculture, the team is led by Manoj Karkee, an associate professor in WSU’s Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems (CPAAS).
Doppa and PandeNSF grant will help advance computing systems


WSU and Duke University researchers have received a three-year National Science Foundation grant to develop a novel computing framework for big data applications.
Centenarian study suggests living environment may be key to longevity


When it comes to living to the ripe old age of 100, good genes help but don’t tell the full story. Where you live has a significant impact on the likelihood that you will reach centenarian age, suggests a new study conducted by scientists at Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.
Roberta O'Connor at microscope in lab A compound unlike any other


A compound discovered in the gills of wood-eating clams could be the solution to a group of parasites responsible for some of the world’s most common infections.
two researchers in lab WSU researchers advance fuel cell technology


Washington State University researchers have made a key advance in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) that could make the highly energy-efficient and low-polluting technology a more viable alternative to gasoline combustion engines for powering cars.
Wenji Dong Head and Shoulders PhotoPaper-based technology advances earlier cancer detection


Washington State University researchers have developed a technology that is more than 30 times more sensitive than current lab-based tests in finding early stage cancer biomarkers in blood.
Gursoy DogaWSU survey shows Americans unsure about travel, staying at hotels


More than half of respondents said they will wait at least three months or longer before traveling and staying at hotels again, and the majority preferred to take scenic road trips or visit beaches and lakesides.
Song holding batteryWSU researchers develop viable sodium battery


Washington State University (WSU) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researchers have created a sodium-ion battery that holds as much energy and works as well as some commercial lithium-ion battery chemistries, making for a potentially viable battery technology out of abundant and cheap materials.
Thomas SInclair  Fulbright StudentWSU senior headed to Wales as a Fulbright Student


Washington State University senior biology and music double major and future veterinarian Thomas LeClair is the 2020 recipient of a prestigious, nationally competitive Fulbright Student Award that will fund his master’s degree studies in marine biology in Bangor, Wales.

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Dr. Asif Chaudhry Head and Shoulders PhotoWSU Has and Will Continue to Extend a Warm Welcome and Support to All People from All Countries of All Faiths


We recognize the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding travel ban 3.0 may impact an individual's ability to come to WSU. More information is available through the Office of International Programs