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Landscape architecture students’ work envisions redesigns
November 17, 2009

LEWISTON, Idaho – Landscape architecture graduate students from WSU and the University of Idaho will present their visions for the Lewiston waterfront Dec. 10-31 at the Sage Baking Company in Lewiston.

 

Called “Water Views,” the show features design work produced in the course “Cultural Interpretations of the Regional Landscape.”

 

Image produced by University of Idaho students Katie Bisett, Heather Pung and Sean Connor.

“The students’ projects address and reveal the complex relationships among biological organisms, including people, the locale and the built environment,” said Jolie Kaytes, the course instructor and associate professor of … » More …

Landscape students
April 29, 2009

SPOKANE — WSU Spokane will present “Powering the Palouse:  connecting people, products and ideas,” a symposium of seven presentations delivered by Landscape Architecture students 1:15-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, on the Riverpoint Campus in the Phase I Classroom Building in the Design Institute Gallery and room 148 at 668 N Riverpoint Blvd.

 

The presentations will explore the benefits of re-introducing passenger rail between Spokane and the Pullman/Moscow area in response to shifting global trends, particularly associated with energy, water and climate change. 

 

Featured presentations will include a look at the Palouse as a bioregion for the purposes of identifying which communities can … » More …

College of Engineering and Architecture food drive
December 9, 2008

The College of Engineering and Architecture is partnering with the Whitman County Community Action Center (CAC) to bring food and supplies to the more than 5,000 people living in poverty in Whitman County.

 

The CEA will be taking donations in each of their school and departmental offices, as well as in Dana 138 through the end of the semester. All donations will be accepted, however the CAC especially needs:

 

-Non perishable food items such as canned meats, vegetables, fruit, and soups, single can or box meals such as Spaghetti-Os, Noodle-Roni, and Hamburger Helper, dry beans, and rice.

 

-Hygiene products such as shampoo, … » More …

Professor receives prestigious grant
April 21, 2008

 

PULLMAN – Anita Vasavada, assistant professor of bioengineering at WSU’s College of Engineering and Architecture, recently received an NSF CAREER grant to examine postural stability of the head and neck.

 

With this five-year $486,522 grant, Vasavada and her research team will study how the activation of neck muscles complements passive tissue stiffness to achieve postural stability. Neck muscles are important for both static postural stability (i.e., holding up the head) and restoring head posture under dynamic conditions, such as those that might occur during a blow to the head or … » More …

Professor displays art inspired by faults
February 22, 2008

Landscape architecture professor Jolie Kaytes is rocking the Bay Area art world with The GridShifter, an origami kit inspired by the fault lines of California. The piece is being shown at a gallery exhibition in San Francisco beginning Feb. 21.

The City | Space gallery exhibition is called “Wish You Were Here!” and features re-imaginings of Bay Area souvenirs. Kaytes conceptualized and designed GridShifter, which comes packaged with maps of California and the Bay Area, along with instructions for folding the maps.

 

Kaytes’ work frequently blurs the line between architectural illustration and the fine … » More …

Engineering students to host Employment Expo
February 11, 2008

PULLMAN – The WSU IEEE Student Chapter will host E4, an employment exposition with representatives from 30+ companies Tuesday Feb. 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the halls of the Engineering Technology and Research Laboratories (ETRL) building. 

The event will provide recruiters with the opportunity to connect with electrical engineering and computer science students in their junior and senior years, however it is open to the public and other disciplines are welcome to attend. 

While companies of all sizes will be present at the expo, students can expect to find tables from Northwest industry giants such as: Microsoft, Real Networks, Schweitzer … » More …

Why architectureshould matter
October 26, 2007

Viewpoint is a new feature of WSU Today where faculty, staff and grad student readers are invited to share their opinions about issues of importance and impact to WSU.

 

It should come as no surprise when I say that Pullman has no architecture. Yes, it has buildings — even new ones — but it has none that recognize that behind bricks and stone, glass and steel, there is not only the need to accommodate a function but the responsibility to advance a culture.

This is not the place to enter into a full discussion as to the differences between buildings and architecture. But … » More …

Engineering and Architecture Career Fair brings record number of companies
September 27, 2007

A record number of companies will be recruiting future employees at this year’s College of Engineering and Architecture Technical Career Fair at Washington State University, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.

Representatives from more than 130 high-technology companies will be attending the fair, including many from throughout the Northwest, such as Avista Corporation, The Boeing Company and Microsoft. Companies will also come from as far away as Virginia, California, New York, Texas and Quebec, Canada. This is the 26th year of the CEA career fair.

“Demand for well-qualified students is higher than ever, and employers … » More …

College hosts open house
April 16, 2007

The College of Engineering and Architecture will host an open house April 19 and 20. Events include School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Student Day, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Extravaganza, student posters, presentations, displays, and a barbecue.

Contractors tout success of planning
March 2, 2007

Sellen Construction Company has become one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier building contractors, thanks in part to its strategic business plan. Bob McCleskey, president, and Scott Redman, executive vice president of business development and administration, will discuss Sellen’s success at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in Carpenter 102, as part of the Construction America Lecture Series sponsored through the School of Architecture and Construction Management.Originally scheduled in November, this presentation was rescheduled when weather prevented the speakers from traveling to Pullman. The series was established in 2004 to bring together the university, community and industry to discuss critical issues that affect the field of construction … » More …