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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Cougs in Space: Launching satellites and careers

A WSU student team is building small satellites about the size of a Kleenex box that they hope to someday launch into space.

3D printing for materials innovation

WSU researchers provide a roadmap for industry and academics to use 3D printing to design new alloys.

Researchers receive $125,000 from Cougar Cage program

From upcycling agricultural waste to cancer research in Tasmanian devils, six projects proposed by WSU researchers received funding from members of the philanthropic Palouse Club.

Students win top NASA honor for moon dust project

A WSU student team won the prestigious Artemis Award at NASA’s Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing Idea Challenge for their prototype to clean lunar dust from spacesuits.

Researchers test electric personal flying machine

Flying to work or the grocery story has long been the stuff of science fiction, but a team of WSU researchers is working to help make it a reality.