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Engineering hardware hackathon reveals students’ innovative skills

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Student creates innovation in WSU Hardware Hackathon PULLMAN, Wash. – Zach Gherman carefully connected his wind turbine to a voltmeter, a device that measures electric voltage, and waited for a reading to emerge. After several nervous seconds of peering into the screen, he pumped his fists in the air and said “six volts,” while his teammate Yousef Saleh grinned broadly. » More …

WSU developing big data technology for U.S. Army

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Pande, Doppa (l-r)
Pande, Doppa (l-r)

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University and Carnegie Mellon University team has received a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to develop a novel computing platform for emerging big data applications. » More …

Oct. 20: Tableau Software developer to speak on big data revolution

Tableau Software logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Andrew Kass, vice president of product development, platforms and operations at Tableau Software, will speak about the company and its role in the data revolution at a lecture, 1-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. » More …

Heo named to professorship in microelectronics

By Zahra Debbek, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor Deukhyoun Heo has been named the Frank Brands Distinguished Professor in Analog Electronics in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The professorship supports faculty and programs enhancement in microelectronics at WSU. » More …

Cook named a fellow of National Academy of Inventors

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Diane Cook, a Washington State University researcher who created one of the first, fully instrumented, smart home test sites and has equipped 100 smart apartments with sensor networks in 10 countries, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. » More …

Pande named interim director of EECS school

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Partha Pande has been named interim director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. » More …

Wireless data-center-on-a-chip aims to cut energy use

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

partha-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has designed a tiny, wireless data center that someday could be as small as a hand-held device and dramatically reduce the energy needed to run such centers. » More …

Software improves ability to catalog bacterial pathogens

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a new software tool that will improve scientists’ ability to identify and understand bacterial strains and accelerate vaccine development. » More …

Mars rover team wins second in international competition

By Randy Bolerjack, WSU Everett

EVERETT, Wash. – The rust-colored badlands of the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah became a proving ground for aspiring engineers from around the world over the weekend. And at the end, students from the Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett Mars rover team stood on the second-place podium. » More …