When Samual Byrd saw the daily challenges his mom faced as a recently-diagnosed diabetes patient, he wanted to do something to help her get healthy again. As a bioengineering student and entrepreneurship fellow at Washington State University, he was uniquely suited to actually take on that challenge. And he did.
In September, nearly 600 police executives, managers, trainers, and officers will observe the launch of Counter Bias Training Simulation developed at WSU, thanks in part to the Commercialization Gap Fund. “Without the gap fund, we would not be able to get our interactive training into the hands of the police officers who will benefit,” said […]
For two students who did not think much of entrepreneurship a year ago, Emily Willard and Katherine Brandenstein have been making quite a splash in Washington’s biotech startup space. Their company – Engage – started as a senior design class assignment and evolved into a full time job that they will pursue after graduation.
Protium Innovations, LLC Researchers: Jacob Leachman, Patrick Adam, Ian Richardson, Elijah Shoemake Launched: 2015 Problem: Our dependence on oil and the pollution created by burning fossil fuels has prompted a tremendous amount of research and development of alternative fuel options. Liquified hydrogen – which can be used in fuel cells to power electric car and […]
This month we are featuring the Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors (EFA), a new peer-to-peer mentoring network that is cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship at WSU, and collaborating with local communities to increase regional economic development.
When researcher Dan Rodgers made a discovery that could slow or even reverse the muscle wasting that plagues many cancer patients, he knew he wanted to do more than publish a paper. “I wanted to put the knowledge to good use, to see our science applied, and for cancer patients to receive an effective treatment,” […]
University faculty are not the only ones making an impact with their research – over the last few weeks WSU students have developed and been recognized for innovations that tackle grand challenges such as sustaining health around the world and developing sustainable resources. We wanted to take a moment to highlight these student teams, and demonstrate the […]
This month we are highlighting the WSU researchers who helped launch and now lead the Washington Stormwater Center, a regional collaboration that provides the knowledge, resources and training needed to decrease the impacts of stormwater on the environment. The Washington State Legislature created the center in 2010 in response to the need to share new research, […]
HEALTHSUM™ Researcher: John Wenz, DVM, MS Launched: 2014 Problem: Veterinarians do not have a reliable way to track outcomes of the health management techniques used on dairy cows. Solution: A health record database that imports and evaluates data from existing dairy management software to determine outcomes of health management. This gives the veterinarian more information […]
Barbara Sorg studied functions of the brain for years before she saw the tiny nets in her microscope that made her heart skip a beat. She had been exploring different aspects of the brain to find connections between memory and addictive behaviors, and those nets were just too intriguing to leave alone. Since the 8th grade […]