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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 …

WSU researchers receive $2.3M to improve U.S. power grid design

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

Chen Ching Liu WSU Electrical Engineering
Liu

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $2.3 million Department of Energy grant to more efficiently distribute power and better manage outages for the U.S. electric power grid. » More …

WSU, Olympic College unveil new engineering building

BREMERTON, Wash. – Washington State University and Olympic College are inviting the public to attend the opening celebration of its newly remodeled engineering building on Monday, Aug. 21. » More …

Pullman volunteers needed to build solar powered house

wsu energy house modelPULLMAN, Wash. – EnCity, a team of Washington State University students, is seeking volunteers from alumni, friends and the community to help complete construction of a solar powered house in time for a national competition. » More …

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 …

Twelve WSU faculty win eight Smith Teaching and Learning grants

mary wack
Wack

PULLMAN, Wash. – Twelve WSU faculty on three campuses have received funding for projects that will enhance undergraduate learning, thanks to the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment. » More …

Alternative to wasteful methane flaring developed by WSU researchers

Bakken methane flareBy Eric Sorensen, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Jean-Sabin McEwen knocks out a Web search for “North Dakota,” “night sky” and “flaring,” and quickly finds a picture from space showing a glowing cluster bigger than Minneapolis. It’s from oil and gas fields burning off methane, producing as much greenhouse gas in a year as 1 million cars. » More …

Aug. 4 – Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium; keynote by Voiland dean

Rezac Mary wsu voiland dean 2017PULLMAN, Wash. – The 2017 WSU Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, featuring presentations from 90 students from across the nation including WSU, will be open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fri., Aug. 4, in the Smith CUE Atrium. » More …

Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering

Sandra Rincon grad student algae research
Rincon

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently — in days instead of weeks — and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels. » More …

$1.7 million x-ray microscope to unleash WSU materials research

PULLMAN, Wash. – When it arrives on campus this October, a powerful new $1.7 million x-ray microscope will help Washington State University scientists develop specialized materials for technologies such as self-healing roads, printable batteries and super-efficient solar cells. » More …