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- TREE FRUIT TRIUMPHAt last, consumers get a taste of Cosmic Crisp® apples After decades in development, the sweet progeny of WSU’s apple-breeding program has hit supermarket shelves. Shoppers can’t get enough.
- Food securityRevolutionizing rice production to feed the worldWith a just-renewed $15 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WSU and international partners aim to develop rice strains that yield more, even during heat and drought.
- Green engineeringNew road deicer goes easy on the environmentA solution made with grape extract and agricultural waste melts ice faster than traditional deicers, causes less damage to roads, and reduces risk to aquatic organisms.
- Land-grant heritageSteadfast support for our DACA studentsWSU unequivocally supports all students, regardless of their immigration status. This commitment is grounded in our longstanding institutional heritage of accessible higher education.
- Top honorAlumnus Steve Gleason receives Congressional Gold MedalThe former WSU football standout and NFL player is recognized for his ALS advocacy with the highest honor the United States Congress can bestow on a civilian.
- Human behaviorInstagram helps young adults develop friendships in real lifeThe social media platform encourages self-expression, which users say leads to new and deeper relationships offline.
- Public healthBPA levels in humans dramatically underestimatedStudy finds that exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is far higher than previously assumed.
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