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Air quality sensors deployed in U. District smart city laboratory

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering and Architecture

SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU researchers have installed a unique air quality sensor network in Spokane’s University District to improve understanding of pollution and health in the community. » More …

Smart sensors that assess bridge health developed at WSU

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team is building smart sensors that they plan to use to assess the health of aging bridges. » More …

$1.5M grant supports seismic testing of laminated wood

By Ercross-laminated woodik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University researchers have received a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to develop guidelines that will help builders use more sustainable timber in high-rise buildings in earthquake-prone areas. » More …

April 10: Disease control in reused wastewater

PULLMAN, Wash. – A warming world climate is expected to increase the need for successful recycling of wastewater for human use and irrigation. Controlling disease-causing viruses in this water will be discussed at 4:10 p.m. Monday, April 10, in PACCAR 202 at Washington State University. » More …

African roots inspire professor’s varied water research

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – After growing up in drought-afflicted Ethiopia, Yonas Demissie values water. His research to manage the life-sustaining resource reaches from the U.S. military to the Nile River basin, from Washington’s Hanford nuclear site to biofuels crops and the Gulf of Mexico. » More …

Army ROTC cadets win scholarships as future pilots

By Chris Heatherly, Army ROTC

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Army ROTC cadets Shane Hopkins and Samantha McNicholas were the only two regional winners selected recently for scholarship awards from the Order of Daedalians Cascade Flight #22 at Joint Base Lewis McChord in western Washington. » More …

Jan. 25: Learn about opportunities to dive into research

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Unlike classes where there is often a right answer, the summer research program at Washington State University introduces students to a messy world where they have to ask the questions themselves – and where the answers are often unclear. » More …

WSU hosts middle school engineering competition Saturday

PULLMAN, Wash. – Nine middle school teams from Washington and Idaho will compete at the sub-regional level for the national Future City Competition 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the PACCAR Building at Washington State University. » More …

Research: Arctic’s role as climate moderator threatened

Arctic ice research. (Photo by Paul Dodd)

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Von Walden

SAN FRANCISCO – Scientists in a rare and sometimes dangerous study of the Arctic have found that the region’s thinning sea ice is more prone to melting and storms, threatening its role as a moderator of the planet’s climate. » More …

Jan. 14: Future City STEM school competition

futurecity_logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Teams are forming for the regional Future City Competition for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from Washington, Idaho and Montana, which will be hosted by Washington State University on Saturday, Jan. 14. » More …