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WSU College of Medicine invites participants to first health care hackathon April 13-15

By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

word cloudSPOKANE, Wash. – To achieve its mission of tackling health care challenges facing underserved communities across the state, the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is hosting its inaugural hackathon April 13-15 at the WSU Spokane campus. » More …

WSU engineering student wins national manufacturing competition

By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

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PULLMAN, Wash – Christian Ziruk, a mechanical engineering senior in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, recently earned first place in the Mastercam Wildest Parts Competition. » More …

Office of Research announces 2018 Commercialization Gap Fund awards

Office of Commercialization bannerPULLMAN, Wash. – Seven research projects with high commercialization potential have been chosen to receive awards of up to $50,000 through the Commercialization Gap Fund for 2018. The funding was awarded to faculty from diverse fields including clean technology, human health, agriculture and engineering. » More …

Building tools to protect America’s power grid

By August Schiess, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PULLMAN, Wash. – When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in late September, it devastated the island’s power grid — and estimates suggest residents won’t have full power again until mid-December. » More …

Discovery for modifying diamonds could change computing – WSU research

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

Marc Weber in WSU labPULLMAN, Wash. – A group of WSU researchers has discovered a way to modify diamonds that opens up important applications in the field of quantum computing and in radiation detection. » More …

WSU researchers join power grid simulation spanning two continents

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

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University recently took part in a live demonstration that connected eight laboratories across two continents to simulate the global electric power grid. » More …

Nov. 20: Application deadline; 3 million Alaska Airlines miles available

2018 Alaska Airline mileage graphic PULLMAN, Wash. – Alaska Airlines has committed three million airline miles to WSU faculty, extension employees, graduate and undergraduate students with travel funding needs as part of the company’s three-year sponsorship of WSU’s Imagine Tomorrow program. » More …

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 …