|WSU engineering professor Jacob Leachman, left, with students Patrick Adam, Patrick Gavin, Justin Bahrami, Eric Barrow and Christopher Chaney.|
PULLMAN, Wash. – Test flights of a battery-powered version of what’s intended to be the world’s first university-built, liquid hydrogen-powered airplane have been conducted by students at Washington State University.
Cutting-edge technology, experience
“Think of it as student-driven research. The hands-on experience they are building is incredible,’’ he says. “It’s a real win-win for everyone.’’
A year in the works
The WSU team of about 10 mechanical and electrical engineering students has been working on the project for about a year, thanks to the financial support of alumni gifts.
Moving toward hybrid
Jake Leachman, assistant professor, WSU School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 509-335-7711, email@example.com
Tina Hilding, communications coordinator, WSU College of Engineering and Architecture, 509-335-5095, firstname.lastname@example.org