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WSU College of Medicine invites participants to first health care hackathon April 13-15

By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

word cloudSPOKANE, Wash. – To achieve its mission of tackling health care challenges facing underserved communities across the state, the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is hosting its inaugural hackathon April 13-15 at the WSU Spokane campus. » More …

Teacher certification program in computer science attracts state, PNNL funding

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Jonah Firestone

RICHLAND, Wash. – WSU Tri-Cities is developing a teacher endorsement program in computer science that has attracted a $49,000 grant from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and a matching contribution from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. » More …

Engineering hardware hackathon reveals students’ innovative skills

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Student creates innovation in WSU Hardware Hackathon PULLMAN, Wash. – Zach Gherman carefully connected his wind turbine to a voltmeter, a device that measures electric voltage, and waited for a reading to emerge. After several nervous seconds of peering into the screen, he pumped his fists in the air and said “six volts,” while his teammate Yousef Saleh grinned broadly. » More …

WSU developing big data technology for U.S. Army

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

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PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University and Carnegie Mellon University team has received a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to develop a novel computing platform for emerging big data applications. » More …

Oct. 20: Tableau Software developer to speak on big data revolution

Tableau Software logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Andrew Kass, vice president of product development, platforms and operations at Tableau Software, will speak about the company and its role in the data revolution at a lecture, 1-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. » More …

Oct. 25: State’s top security officer to speak at Cyber-Security Awareness Summit

eye closeupBy Jacqueline Southwick, WSU Information Technology Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – Agnes Kirk, Washington state’s chief information security officer, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s WSU Cyber Security Awareness Summit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. » More …

NSF grant aims to use big data to improve crops

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Kalyanaraman Ananth

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU researchers are leading a multi-university effort to improve crop management in the age of big data. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: How do I program a computer?

PULLMAN, Wash. – Everything our computers do, they do because we program them to do it. Maybe you want to design a game or an app that’s brand new. To create that game or app, you have to help your computer understand what to do. » More …

New WSU degree leads the way in data analytics

David Brown

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is one of two research universities in the country offering a bachelor’s degree focused on data analysis and application, after recently receiving accreditation for the unique interdisciplinary degree. » More …

Program encourages computer science participation

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

women-computingPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is committing to bringing 150 high school girls to campus annually to specifically introduce them to computer science. » More …