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.
Four examples from the “Salish Sea 2” photo series by David Ellingsen
Gustav Sohon (1825–1903) was an artist, interpreter, and topographical assistant. Sohon executed some of the earliest landscape paintings of the Pacific Northwest. One of his first assignments was with Lieutenant John Mullan, who was surveying the country between the Rocky and Bitterroot Mountains for the Pacific Railroad Surveys led by Isaac Stevens.
Read about Mullan in our feature “Lost Highway.”
The Riverpoint Campus in Spokane has become a lively urban setting for WSU, Eastern Washington University, and University of Washington programs. A health sciences focus has drawn hundreds of pharmacy, nursing, and medical students to its classrooms, laboratories, and library.
Read more about WSU Spokane’s history in “For the Health of a City.”
Photos by Zach Mazur.
Murals from the old Troy Hall Ferdinand’s ice cream shoppe now grace the walls of the Food Science Building at WSU Pullman.
Stevens Hall at Washington State University has been home to women for 120 years.
Read more about this historic hall in “Tea Traditions.”