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Voiland College names 2017 outstanding students, faculty, staff

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture announced the names of outstanding students, faculty, and staff at its annual convocation ceremony last Thursday. Award winners include the following: » More …

$1.5M grant supports seismic testing of laminated wood

By Ercross-laminated woodik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University researchers have received a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to develop guidelines that will help builders use more sustainable timber in high-rise buildings in earthquake-prone areas. » More …

Safe, low-cost sodium battery nets $500k research grant

By Eric Gomez, Voiland College intern

Beckman Banerjee WSU battery research
Beckman, Banerjee (l-r)

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $500,000 Department of Energy grant to develop safer, low-cost batteries for energy storage, a critical component for renewable energy. » More …

April 10: Disease control in reused wastewater

PULLMAN, Wash. – A warming world climate is expected to increase the need for successful recycling of wastewater for human use and irrigation. Controlling disease-causing viruses in this water will be discussed at 4:10 p.m. Monday, April 10, in PACCAR 202 at Washington State University. » More …

Tri-Cities team honored for clean tech business idea

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities technology and a business plan for converting the plant material lignin into biojet fuel won third place among 21 teams at the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge finals last week. » More …

Wolcott named to DOE’s, USDA’s biomass research panel

PULLMAN, Wash. – Michael Wolcott, Washington State University Regents Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named to the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, which advises both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy. » More …

New dean at Voiland College of Engineering, Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Mary Rezac, the Tim Taylor Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Major Grant Initiatives within the College of Engineering at Kansas State University, has been selected dean of Washington State University’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. » More …

New way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of crucial bioproducts. » More …