WSU IAREC intern to spend year exploring the science behind agriculture

When Alfredo “Freddy” Reyes was working in Yakima Valley orchards as a youth, he didn’t know he’d someday be studying the science behind tree fruit crops. Now he’s gaining valuable agricultural experiences in the field and lab through an internship with WSU IAREC.

A young man fastens a net to a tree in an orchard, with blue sky in the background.

Students explore modern agriculture tech with new WSU IAREC internship

PROSSER, Wash. – Six students from two Hispanic-serving institutions in Yakima Valley explored careers in agriculture research through a new summer internship program at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC). Hispanic-serving institutions – or HSIs – are colleges and universities where Hispanic students comprise at least 25% of the student population. […]

A group of students in orange safety vests pose on a white pickup with stacks of grapes.

Summer legislative internship in DC brings student’s goals into focus

By Sarah Appel, CAHNRS Academic Programs While other people may shy away from terms like “agricultural politics,” Megan Gould gets excited. After spending this past summer in Washington D.C. as a legislative intern with S-3 Public Affairs, Megan has found her passion and confidence in politics. “I was drawn to the importance of advocating while I served as a […]

Gould poses with the U.S. Capitol Building in the background.

Cougs Abroad

By Maya Wahl, CAHNRS Academic Programs Summer looks different for students across WSU: some head home, some stay on campus to take classes, some work on internships locally, and some travel across the globe to explore the world. This summer two viticulture and enology students, Madeline Nichols and Jessica Marston, have travelled across the world to […]

In a room of oak wine casks, Madeline Nichols pulls out a sample of wine from one barrel using a long tube.

CAHNRS Cougs in the Capitol

By Maya Wahl, CAHNRS Academic Programs Rebecca Foote, a junior studying Agricultural Education, spent last spring semester working in our state Capitol as a legislative intern for Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler. During her semester-long internship, she worked as a full-time staff member while the Legislature was in session from January to April of 2017. […]

Foote sitting at the desk of Senator Schoessler, with Schoessler standing next to her