For over 60 years, Bob Smawley was “Mr. WSU” as he served as a volunteer and staff member at Washington State University, mentored thousands of students, and shared his life with his community of Pullman as well as his family.
From abundant fall rains emerged a menagerie of nature’s recyclers.
Notes by Lori Carris, WSU professor of mycology.
Read more about the circumstances that led to last fall’s mushroom boom.
On-location photos of Mesa Verde National Park, Cliff Palace, and archaeological work. Read more about the civilizations that lived here in “Ends of Eras.”
Read about crystal making at Washington State, and the scientists who make them, in “Paths that grew crystal clear.”
An exhibit at WSU Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections exploring the story of Issaquah businesswoman and tailor Lucy Stevenson, fashion, and history at the turn of the last century. Lucy opened her own hat and dressmaking business in 1894. Her great-granddaughter Loralyn Young donated the collection to WSU. Courtesy WSU Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles. Read more in “A fitting business.”
Photos by Robert Hubner
The irrigated lands and waterways of Washington’s Columbia Basin Project. Read more about the CBP in “Water to the Promised Land.”
Photos by Zach Mazur
Washington State University’s Franceschi Microscopy and Imaging Center deploys half a dozen different microscopes in pursuit of the small. Researchers from a wide variety of academic fields use these tools to see and visualize their work, often producing beautiful micrographs of specimens with light microscopes, scanning electron microscopes (SEM), transmission electron microscopes (TEM), fluorescence microscopes, or confocal microscopes.
Seascapes from Salish Sea 2 by David Ellingsen