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WSU wine science department to debut new curriculum in fall 2024

Starting this fall, Washington State University viticulture and enology undergraduates will experience a revitalized curriculum that comprehensively prepares them for wine industry careers.

Three students reach into a metal machine that holds clusters of wine grapes.

Students compete to attract next-gen consumers in Columbia capstone challenge

Drawing on their knowledge of trends in society and the apparel industry, WSU students competed to solve real-world challenges with Columbia Sportswear.

Gianna and Rebekah, Columbia presentation

Aspiring first-gen mentor helps find greener food future

Mentorship changed Miguel Rosas’ life, putting him on a path to help feed the world through science.

Miguel Rosas with seedlings in a gel case.

WSU alumna returns as V&E department’s newest winemaker

As the newest winemaker in WSU’s Department of Viticulture & Enology, alumna Madelyn Caleron is living out her passion.

Head shot of Madelyn Calderon standing outside and wearing a black T-shirt

Making CAHNRS better: Awards go to outstanding faculty and staff

Great teachers and advisors, forward-thinking researchers, inspiring Extension specialists, and an impactful team were recognized with annual Faculty and Staff Awards.

Excellence Award- Bealle King

WSU partners with local community colleges to enhance urban forests

WSU is working with four local community colleges to improve tree canopy cover in several urban areas throughout the state. The five-year project, designed to increase resilience amid a changing climate, is supported by a nearly $1.8 million USDA grant.

Two people sit at a table, and one stands near the table. In front of the table are small trees in pots. The table cloth on the table has the WSU logo and "WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center Washington State University." On the table are brochures and flyers. Behind the table are posters and flyers pinned to a bulletin board.

Love of food science leads WSU grad student to research solutions for smoke-affected wines

Charity Maosah’s passion for agriculture and food science stems from an inquisitive personality and a childhood spent on her family’s farm in Kenya.

Charity Maosah stands outside

WSU human development department establishes needs-based scholarship for students

The Human Development Student Emergency Fund is a new needs-based scholarship that will help students with financial hardships they face while doing their fieldwork, as well as any other emergency financial needs that arise. 

A WSU student and a child play with toys at a table. Other children and adults are next to and behind them.