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Awake at the wheel: Tech collaboration aims to save lives
April 3, 2015

By Sabrina Zearott, College of Arts & Sciences

drowsydriving-roadVANCOUVER, Wash. – Researchers are working across multiple disciplines and campuses at Washington State University to develop a device to help keep drivers awake while on the road.

Small-town entrepreneur talks business with U.S. lawmaker
March 18, 2015

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

DePaulaWASHINGTON – Andrew DePaula, founder and president of intelliPaper, a technology company in Edwall, Wash., that has developed a type of “smart paper,” met with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Monday (March 16) to talk about innovation, entrepreneurship and small business.

Students get grant to promote computer science to girls
February 5, 2015

cougar-quest-160PULLMAN, Wash. – Women who become computer scientists end up in high-paying, interesting jobs where they tackle challenges that make a difference in the world. So why are fewer girls studying computer science than 30 years ago?

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.