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Ask Dr. Universe: What is a microchip and how does it work?
June 9, 2015

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Microchips are smaller than your fingernail and packed with itty-bitty electronic parts. These parts are hundreds of times thinner than the hairs on your head, but sometimes you’ve got to think small to think big.

‘Go Cougs!,’ says Roberto
April 21, 2015

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

RobotSensorPULLMAN, Wash. – Walk up to Roberto and he blurts out, “Hello! Go Cougs!” Walk away and he waves good-bye. Say, “I love cats,’’ and he breaks into a song – about cats.

April 30: WSU’s research computing to go condo
April 21, 2015

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – With the acquisition this month of a $1.2 million high-performance computer, Washington State University’s research computing is going condo.

April 18: More than 500 youths to compete at science, tech day
April 9, 2015

By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – More than 500 middle and high school students from 10 area schools will compete at the annual Yakima Valley/Tri-Cities MESA Day at 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

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).