Automation scientist leads precision ag systems

Zhang PROSSER – Qin Zhang, a professor in the department of biological systems engineering and a senior scientist in agricultural automation, is the new director of WSU’s Center for Precision Agricultural Systems headquartered in Prosser.   Zhang, who has served as assistant director of CPAS for the past year, assumed his new responsibilities on July 1. […]

Inspired insight

Part electrical engineer and part neurophysiologist, Dave Rector often will be found tucked in a far corner of the College of Veterinary Medicine surrounded by a jumble of colored wire, black electrical tape and socket sets. A slight hint of rodent scents the air while a periodic table of the elements hangs above a bubbling […]

From Viewmaster to virtual reality

Today, engineering professor Sankar Jayaram laughs about that first presentation, but in 1994 he was just a new faculty member with a bold idea for using virtual reality to complete ergonomic studies in vehicle manufacturing. He discussed his idea with a representative of PACCAR, a multinational corporation known primarily as a manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks, […]

WSU alumnus to speak on construction industry

Richard W. (Dick) Colf, executive vice president of Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc., will make a presentation titled “Construction: The Coming Boom” at the 2005 Cheatham Lecture at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in Carpenter 102. A reception will follow. After graduating in 1966 from WSU with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Colf went to […]

Graduate student success source of greatest pride

Brian K. Lamb, Boeing Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering, has a new title to call his own: Regents Professor. A long line of awards paved his road towards Regents Professor, including the Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering and Architecture (2002); Outstanding Graduate Adviser Award, WSU Association of Graduate Students (1999-2000); and the Leon Luck […]