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Inslee names Alyssa Norris as WSU student regent

norris alyssa student regent wsu 2017By John Sutherland, University Communications

PULLMAN, Wash. –  Alyssa Norris, a WSU Honors College senior majoring in civil engineering, has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee as the student member of the Washington State University Board of Regents for the 2017-18 academic year. » More …

WSU Tri-Cities offers professional engineering exam workshops

RICHLAND, Wash – WSU Tri-Cities is launching a series of workshops to prepare engineers for the professional engineering exam. » More …

$3M grant for Columbia basin food, energy, water needs

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By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A team led by Washington State University will study how to better coordinate and manage the food, water and energy needs of the Columbia River basin and make the region more resilient to a changing climate as part of a $3 million grant cosponsored between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. » More …

Alumnus builds civic leadership on engineering degree

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Erik-0035ABERDEEN, Wash. – The practical problem-solving Erik Larson learned as a civil engineering student at Washington State University is serving him well in politics. His term as mayor will begin in January in Aberdeen, a small Washington town located about an hour west of Olympia. » More …

Research examines how engineers learn concepts

PULLMAN – Engineering education has been around for several centuries, but for the first time, WSU researchers are examining which engineering concepts engineers actually use and how they apply those concepts in the workplace.

 

Shane Brown, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has received a $400,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award for a four-year project to better understand how practicing civil engineers learn engineering concepts. He then hopes to develop a model of engineering thought about these concepts and research-based curricular materials.

 

Traditionally, engineering curricula have been focused on concepts that … » More …

Atmospheric research leads to prestigious award

Brian Lamb, Regents Professor in the Department

of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Brian Lamb, Regents Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and colleagues Alex Guenther, David Gay, and Hal Westberg, are the recipients of the prestigious Haagen-Smit Prize.

 

The prize is given to the authors of two papers each year that have been published in the journal, Atmospheric Environment. It is named for Professor Arie Jan Haagen-Smit, who was a pioneer in the field of pollution control and one of the early editors of the journal.

 

The … » More …