Four faculty members win WSU seed grant competition

WSU will invest $425,000 in 10 faculty-led projects aimed at providing transformative student experiences and enhancing research, scholarship and creativity across the institution. The projects were selected from among 150 letters of intent and 41 full proposals generated by the Grant Challenges seed grant competition sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office or Research.

WSU Vancouver has a big role to play in the 10 selected projects. Thirty percent of the seed grants were awarded to four WSU Vancouver principal investigators.

  • Alex Dimitrov, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences; and Tahira Probst, professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, received funding for a student success project, “Interventions to instill a growth mindset among students in math-intensive gateway courses”
  • Elizabeth Soliday, associate professor of human development; and a Pullman colleague received funding for a student success project, “Extending an evidence-based, retention-enhancing human development course across WSU campuses”
  • Sara Waters, assistant professor of human development, received funding for a research project, “Developmental origins of health and disease: Identifying potential mechanisms for intergenerational transmission of risk and resilience”

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