Dean Wendy Powers joins College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Wendy Powers, the first Cashup Davis Family Endowed Dean, joined WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences on Aug. 15, 2022. Above, she visits the college’s Spillman Agronomy Farm at Pullman (Robert Hubner/WSU…

Students find sun exposure affects wine taste with new Cabernets

TRI-CITIES, Wash— Sun exposure and soil temperature can affect the final flavor of wine. Students in WSU’s Viticulture & Enology program put this to the test by monitoring two Cabernet Sauvignon grape plots in the same vineyard with east and west facing slopes. The resulting wines will be bottled separately and will be available for […]

Three people stand on a dirt hill in front of a large green vineyard on a hill.

Student quinoa project selected for global summit

Cristina Ocana Gallegos, a master’s student in crop soil sciences in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, showcased her quinoa project at the Youth Ag Summit by Bayer. On November 16 and 17, 100 young leaders were brought together for a virtual summit with the goal of empowering attendees with networking, skills […]

Four people stand in a quinoa field beside a forested hill in Ecuador.

WSU students focused on grapes and wine awarded $41,000 in scholarships

Students from WSU’s Viticulture & Enology program, the Department of Horticulture, and the School of Food Science have been awarded $41,000 in scholarships for the 2021 – 22 school year. Annette Loring, Danielle Fox, Bailey Hallwachs, Heather Carbon, Bernadette Gagnier, and Alexa McDaniel all received scholarships from the Washington Wine Industry Foundation (WWIF), a nonprofit […]

A woman in a white shirt and jeans pulls a silver device from the ground as she stands near a line of green grapevines.

Champion of rural Washington broadband access retires

Monica Babine, who worked more than 20 years to connect citizens and policymakers and make rural broadband a reality, retires today. Throughout her career, Babine, senior associate and leader of WSU’s Program for Digital Initiatives, spent years demonstrating the value of broadband internet and importance of digital access for all communities in Washington. Then came […]

A broadband tower is pictured against a yellow sunset sky.

Bored eaters snacked more during the pandemic, WSU study finds

Researchers at Washington State University found that people who ate more due to boredom during the COVID-19 pandemic snacked more often, instead of waiting to feel full or hungry. Lexie Jackson, scientist and instructor at WSU’s Department of Human Development, and Alana Anderson, a WSU graduate research assistant, surveyed behavior and eating habits of 360 […]

A woman snacks in front of a laptop sipping soda from a wine glass with a curly straw and eats chips, waffles, and skittles.