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WSU Study Exploring Sustainable Farming Practices In The Face Of Climate Change

Apr 18, 2018: A grant from the USDA is helping to fund a study of climate change and farming. Three universities from three states are spearheading the project. Marcus Bellissimo reports. Listen to the story


Spokane, Urbanova Selected for Sustainable Infrastructure Smart Cities Award

Apr 17, 2018 (Spokane, WA): Spokane and Urbanova, a living laboratory collaboration and proving ground to design cities for the future, have been recognized with a Smart Cities North America Award (SCNNA) by global research and intelligence firm IDC. Winners of the award illustrate best practice examples of urban innovation with a particular focus on the use of technology and data, unique partnerships, funding models and/or community involvement, according to IDC. Spokane, one of 16 cities out of 70 submissions recognized nationally, won in the sustainable infrastructure category, along with San Diego, and will be honored at the Smart Cities New York event in May. Read more


LAR Supports "Smart City" Research in Spokane

Dec 6, 2017: A public-private-university collaboration between WSU, Avista, the City of Spokane and others seeks to study urban air pollution using innovative technologies in order to improve the health of local citizens. LAR professor Von Walden will lead the WSU component of the research effort. In the study, sensors will be attached to streetlights at various locations within Spokane to capture real-time, fine-scale information about air quality. Data collected from the network of sensors will give greater understanding to how pollution varies by location and through time within the city. Potential applications include development of an alert system that could warn people about where harmful levels of pollution may be concentrated within the city. View article


Meet Shelley Pressley: LAR Alumna, Professor, and WSU's Director of Undergraduate Research

Sept 21, 2016: Voiland College Associate Research Professor Shelley Pressley discusses her love of research, teaching, and role as WSU's director of undergraduate research. View article




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