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Oct. 25: State’s top security officer to speak at Cyber-Security Awareness Summit

eye closeupBy Jacqueline Southwick, WSU Information Technology Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – Agnes Kirk, Washington state’s chief information security officer, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s WSU Cyber Security Awareness Summit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. » More …

Enterprise Systems migrating applications from mainframe to Cloud

By Jacqueline Southwick, Information Technology Services

palouse cloudsPULLMAN, Wash. – For more than three decades, WSU’s IBM mainframe — a highly secure and reliable platform for large-scale online and batch transaction processing — has effectively managed WSU’s business applications. » More …

$1.77M NIH grant funds WSU professors’ smart-home technology research

By Addy Hatch, WSU Nursing

ninr logoSPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart-home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar. » More …

Aug. 17-19: Boeing Computer Programming Camp for middle-school students

By Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Rachel Wong
Wong

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free computer programming camp for middle-schoolers, designed to help promote the students’ logical thinking and problem-solving skills. is being spearheaded by Rachel Wong, a College of Education doctoral student. » More …

Computer approaches human skill for first time in brain challenge

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Ji Shuiwang
Shuiwang

PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks — a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry. » More …

Sept. 27-28: Free cybersecurity workshops for small businesses

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Bcybersecurity imageusiness Development Center

SEATTLE, Wash. – More than 2,700 businesses in Washington state reported cyberattacks in 2016 to the FBI’s Crime Complaint Center. Those attacks totaled over $25 million in losses, putting Washington in the top 10 among states for illegal hacks.
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NSF grant aims to use big data to improve crops

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Kalyanaraman Ananth
Kalyanaraman

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU researchers are leading a multi-university effort to improve crop management in the age of big data. » More …

Junior faculty receive seed funding from WSU

planting seeds - new faculty seed grantsBy Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

Nine junior faculty from across WSU colleges and campuses received New Faculty Seed Grants to kick-start development of their research, scholarly or creative portfolios. » More …

April 13: Alumnus software expert talks about careers

HubSpotPULLMAN, Wash. – Students will learn about technology careers during a video conference from Boston with Washington State University alumnus Russell Pixton (’07 general studies) at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Lighty 160. » More …

Cyber gene network could speed up discoveries

Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University team has set out to digitally model how every known gene interacts with every other gene – in plants, animals, insects and people. » More …