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Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center

Grad Student Wins Grant A. Harris Research Instrumentation Fellowship


Graduate student David Sullivan was a recent recipient for the Decagon Devices Grant A. Harris Research Instrumentation Fellowship.

The fellowship provides $30,000 worth of Decagon research instruments—$5,000 each—to six graduate students studying environmental or geotechnical science.

David is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Soil Science and started his journey with Puyallup Research & Extension during field season of 2015 with Dr. Doug Collins. » More …

Prof. receives award for outstanding gardening book

Cover of "How Plants Work."

Linda Chalker-Scott, professor and faculty at WSU Puyallup, is the recipient of a 2016 American Horticultural Society Book Award for How Plants Work (Timber Press, 2015). The book breaks down complex horticultural science for the everyday layperson to understand so they can become better gardeners. » More …

Distinguished Student Brings Home Award

Another congratulations is in order for our graduate student Andrea Garfinkel!

Andrea was the recent recipient of the Richard R. and Constance M. Albrecht Fellowship Award given through the WSU Graduate School. The award will not only plump up her resume but also her pocketbook as it comes with a $1,500 scholarship.

The award was open to all active PhD students within the University and Andrea’s application first had to be nominated by the college and then proceed to be selected by the University Selection Committee.

To be considered, applicants not only needed strong letters of recommendation but also had to demonstrate high levels of … » More …

Recent grad published in Academic Journal

Jessi Mullane

Congratulations to our recent graduate Jessica Mullane! Jessi’s paper dealing with her master’s work is now published in the December 2015 edition of the academic journal Science of The Total Environment.

Her paper—Intermittent rainstorms cause pulses of nitrogen, phosphorus, and copper in leachate from compost in bioretention systems—has local ramifications for our stormwater. You may read the paper here.

Student Published in FUNGI Magazine

Andrea Garfinkel

Congratulations to our very own Andrea Garfinkel! Andrea was recently published in the Fall edition of FUNGI Magazine alongside two grad students from the WSU Pullman campus—Sean McCotter and Teresa Jardini. The students co-authored a paper on morel species that grow in landscape settings in the Pacific Northwest—morels being some of the most highly sought after edible macro fungi. The paper resulted from a class project in “Advanced Fungal Biology” that is team taught by Drs. Lori Carris and Tobin Peever with WSU’s Plant Pathology Department. Their professors Carris and Peever were published alongside them.

You can read their article titled Multiple Species of Morels Occur in Landscape Settings (pdf) at … » More …