By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities
RICHLAND, Wash. – Four Washington State University Tri-Cities students are working to identify real-world process and cost improvements for a local company using the Six Sigma approach.
By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture
PULLMAN, Wash. – Volkswagen’s disgrace last year for altering software to pass emissions tests highlighted a problem for the auto industry: People want vehicles that are both non-polluting and fuel efficient, but they are difficult to produce with current technologies.
PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment is reorganizing several key units to increase efficiency and internal collaboration to better serve students.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment John Fraire has been working with the units for several months getting ready for the transition and believes staff members will find the restructuring beneficial.
“These changes create a very solid organizational structure that aligns departments with similar focuses in a way that allows them to work more closely together,” he said.
As a result of reorganization:
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John Gardner (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services)
PULLMAN – John Gardner, vice president of Advancement and External Affairs, was assigned in mid-August to lead radical reconstructive surgery among several major university offices. The goal is to flatten the administrative structure, reduce costs and increase collaborative efforts and effectiveness, particularly in the area of fundraising.
To provide some insights and a prognosis on the procedure, Gardner candidly answered a number of key questions in a recent interview with WSU Today.
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PULLMAN – The state has awarded WSU a $3,075,180 grant to assist with energy cost-saving improvement projects at the Pullman, Spokane and Tri-Cities campuses, as well as the Puyallup Research Station.
Some of the upgrades include lighting, controls, boilers, heating ventilation and air conditioning, and smart grid metering/demand reduction/conservation voltage reduction.
“Facilities Operations is excited to receive this grant award,” said Terry Ryan, director of WSU’s Energy Systems Operations. “The total cost (of the projects) is $6.7 million, with the balance of the funding coming from energy savings, utility rebates and other nonstate funds.
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