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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 …

3 million Alaska Airlines travel miles available to students, faculty, staff

Imagine Tomorrow bannerPULLMAN, Wash. – Alaska Airlines has committed three million airline miles to WSU faculty, graduate and undergraduate students as part of the company’s three-year sponsorship of WSU’s Imagine Tomorrow program. » 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 …

$3M grant for Columbia basin food, energy, water needs

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By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A team led by Washington State University will study how to better coordinate and manage the food, water and energy needs of the Columbia River basin and make the region more resilient to a changing climate as part of a $3 million grant cosponsored between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. » More …

Smart city living lab partnership moves forward

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University has joined with six private and public partners on a formal agreement to develop Spokane’s University District into a smart city living laboratory. » More …

Researchers develop shape-changing smart material

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

smart-materialPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, multifunctional smart material that can change shape from heat or light and assemble and disassemble itself. They have filed a provisional patent on the work. » More …

Sahlin awards honor research, teaching, outreach, leadership

showcase-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Four Washington State University faculty members will receive the 2015-16 Sahlin awards at the Showcase Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet on March 25. » More …

Research center advances work on smart environments

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

serc-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Someday, your phone may be so smart that it alerts you to get a decaf as you head to Starbucks, since you’ve already drunk five caffeinated cups of coffee that day. And sensors in your body may alert you to low insulin levels or the need for a deep drink of water. » More …

WSU developing distributed apps for smart power grid

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

srivastava-a-2011PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is part of a $3.5 million U.S. Department of Energy project to create software applications for the smart electric power grid. » More …