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WSU Doctoral Education Student Receives International Honor

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Henri Burns, a doctoral student in the mathematics and science education program at WSU Vancouver’s College of Education, has been chosen by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) to take part in five-day workshop in Taiwan this summer.

Burns, who is doing her studies at WSU Vancouver, is one of only 36 graduate students worldwide chosen for the Sandra K. Abell Research Institute for Doctoral Students.

Burns’ dissertation advisor Kristen Lesseig said Burns’ research is timely and has potential to make a significant contribution in terms of broadening participation in STEM education.

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Traveling the World of Fashion

By Zahra Debbek, Office of International Programs
“The lifetime of rewards you get from your experience abroad are completely priceless and studying abroad has been a huge career boost. It improved the way I connect with people in the office and in building relationships with my suppliers overseas.” – Kelli Schmitz ’09
Washington State University alumna, Kelli Schmitz, who studied apparel merchandising, design, and textiles, is now the assistant product developer at the clothing company SanMar based in Seattle.

Growing up with both parents who are … » More …

U.S. Trade about More than Selling Commodities

By Candace Krebs
AG JOURNAL

America exports far more than agricultural commodities when it engages in trade relationships around the world. It also spreads freedom of speech and religion, personal opportunity and prosperity, blessings that are cherished and celebrated during the holiday season, according to a former Foreign Agricultural Service officer and ambassador who presented the keynote address at Colorado Farm Bureau’s recent annual convention.

Now vice president of international programs at Washington State University, Asif Chaudhry reflected on his wide-ranging career, the awe he felt the day he was sworn in as U.S. ambassador and his memories growing up poor in rural Pakistan.

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