Chris Cooney, clinical assistant professor in the Murrow College of Communication, earned the Oaks Award for his innovative use of Spark, a cloud-based storytelling tool. Cooney earned
the $3,000 award from WSU’s Office of Academic Outreach and Innovation after
developing a series of tutorials and assignments for classes in Digital Content
Promotion (COMSTRAT 310) and Creative Media Strategies and Techniques (COMSTRAT 381).
The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
hosted 22 student startup teams from WSU and five high school teams from around the state competed in the annual Business Plan Competition. Test Robotics
took home the $15,000 top prize for their plan based around a tool-cleaning robot. The
competition provides unique opportunities for students at all levels to interact with
Carson College of Business faculty and industry leaders.
Zachary Howard, a genetics and cell biology major at WSU, earned a $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Howard earned the prestigious award for his academic achievement and research prowess. As a
part of the Students Targeted toward Advanced Research Studies (STARS) program, Howard
has studied under Assistant Professor Alan Goodman in the School of Molecular Biosciences.