Washington State University

Washington State University is one of America’s top research universities and the state’s original agricultural land-grant institution. Established in 1890 in Pullman, WSU’s over 125 years of education inspire each new generation of leaders and problem-solvers, focusing on research in sustainable health and resources, opportunity and equity, smart systems and national security. Providing world-class education to more than 29,000 students worldwide each year, WSU bridges cultures to embrace students from 48 states, 90 countries, and many diverse and backgrounds. Its 196,000 loyal Cougar alumni span all 50 states and 146 countries.

Washington State University’s statewide service includes campuses in Spokane, the Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett, as well as research and extension offices in every county, and a global campus accessible from anywhere in the world. Our commitment to advance, extend, and apply knowledge serves scholars who graduate as responsible leaders well prepared to serve society. Conducting research that fuels growth throughout Washington state and beyond, WSU graduate students join top research scientists in tackling some of the most complex problems, boosting the state’s economy by $3.7 billion annually.

The Seattle Chapter ARCS Foundation has been instrumental in attracting some of the brightest doctoral scholars to WSU. Research at a tier-1 university hinges upon high-caliber graduate students who work alongside faculty to strengthen, advance, and participate in the world of discovery. The financial support and mentorship of ARCS Foundation give these graduate students the inspiration and peace of mind to become scientific innovators to lead the next generation.

“Washington State University’s ARCS Fellows have been inspired and motivated by ARCS Foundation support,” says WSU past Graduate School Dean Bill Andrefsky. “Their generous sponsorship creates opportunities for our doctoral students that ultimately benefits the world.”


ARCS University Liaisons Meredith Wisti (UW) & Joe Hardy Merrill (WSU)


WSU Funded Departments 

The Seattle Chapter currently supports WSU students in the following departments and schools:
College of Agriculture, Human & Natural Resources Science
Animal Sciences
Crop and Soil Sciences
Molecular Plant Sciences
Plant Pathology
College of Arts & Sciences
Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture
Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
College of Veterinary Medicine
Global Health
Molecular Biosciences
Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology