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Researchers receive grant to improve electric power grid
January 22, 2015

The electric power grid and electronic communications are increasingly intertwined and interconnected as part of our complex 21st century United State infrastructure. But, when an extreme event like a large snowstorm or hurricane brings down part of the network, it’s pretty clear what can happen: chaos.

Missing ingredient in energy-efficient buildings: People
December 2, 2014

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Julia-Day-80PULLMAN, Wash. – More than one-third of new commercial building space includes energy-saving features, but without training or an operator’s manual many occupants are in the dark about how to use them.

Venkatasubramanian named an IEEE fellow
November 25, 2014

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Venkatasubramanian-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Vaithianathan (Mani) Venkatasubramanian, professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 

Green highway snow and ice control cuts the chemicals
November 19, 2014

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

XianmingShi-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Ice-free pavement. “Smart snowplows.” Vegetable juice ice-melt. Cold-climate researchers at Washington State University are clearing the road with green alternatives to the salt, sand and chemicals typically used for highway snow and ice control.

Oct. 9: Info session for engineering entrepreneur program
October 3, 2014

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Tesla-visit-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Students interested in starting and running a technology-based business are invited to an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Dana 15 at Washington State University. Refreshments will be served.

Student hopes to boost elementary learning with technology
October 2, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Dornan-80GRAHAM, Wash. – “Exceptional” and “exemplary,” Elissa Dornan is the last teacher standing in Washington state. As a finalist for a regional teaching prize of $100,000, she is up against a teacher from Blackfoot, Idaho, and another from Billings, Mont.

New engineering, computer science director at Tri-Cities
August 19, 2014

By Chris Meiers, WSU Tri-Cities vice chancellor

IannelliRICHLAND, Wash. – After a national search, Washington State University Tri-Cities has appointed Joseph Iannelli executive director and CH2M Hill fellow of engineering and computer science.

Research could lead to dramatic data farm energy savings
July 1, 2014

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering & Architecture

chip-90PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 percent.