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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Bot Brawl showcases student skill and innovation

Twelve small robots equipped with innovative defenses went head-to-head during the inaugural Crimson Bot Brawl, a display of creativity, teamwork and passion for action-packed robotic combat.

Liquid nitrogen spray could clean up stubborn moon dust

A liquid nitrogen spray developed by WSU researchers can remove simulated moon dust from a space suit, potentially solving a challenge for future moon-landing astronauts.

Novel air filter captures wide variety of pollutants

A WSU-developed air filter made out of corn protein instead of petroleum products can concurrently capture small particulates as well as toxic chemicals like formaldehyde that current air filters can’t.