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Four selected as American Chemical Society fellows
August 10, 2010


Sue Clark


Kerry Hipps


Kenneth Nash


Young Wang

PULLMAN – Four WSU faculty members have been named 2010 Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS). They are among 192 distinguished scientists who were named ACS Fellows in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and service to ACS, the world’s largest scientific … » More …

Topics: Diversity; Grant; Energy
December 3, 2007

Faculty diversity award deadline Dec. 14
Nominations and applications for WSU’s inaugural Faculty Diversity Award are due Dec. 14. The award was created by the provost and the Division of Student Affairs, Equity and Diversity to recognize faculty achievement in teaching, research and service as it relates to advancing the understanding of underrepresented groups.

The winner will be recognized at the Martin Luther King, Jr. convocation on Jan. 19.

For criteria and to nominate someone or apply for the award yourself, visit ONLINE @

Grant helps prepare work-ready engineers
Helping to better prepare students for 21st century engineering, Denny Davis, … » More …

Student engineers head to Kenya for pipeline project
May 14, 2007

A group of Washington State University engineering students will head to Kenya this month, where they hope to start work to design and build a needed water pipeline for residents there.The students, members of the WSU student chapter of Engineers Without Borders, hope to build a nine-mile long pipeline to bring fresh water to residents of Kayafungo, Kenya. Currently, in the area of Kayafungo, women have to travel an average of six miles per day to acquire fresh water, and waterborne diseases are a continual threat to residents. The students will travel to Kayafungo with their faculty advisor, Professor Dan Dolan, to survey and conduct … » More …

Encouraging engineers
September 29, 2006

Photo: Engineering 120 has been revamped to include more hands-on projects in hopes of retaining more engineering majors. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services). Freshmen engineering students are of increasing interest to leaders in academia and government nationwide. From the governor’s mansion to industry boardrooms to government think tanks, leaders are repeating the refrain: To remain economically competitive, we need more and better prepared engineers who will take on challenging 21st century problems in energy, the environment, and computer and biotechnologies. At WSU and universities nationwide, though, more than half of the students who start freshmen engineering will not go on to finish an … » More …

Researchers aim for capstone measurement tool
October 1, 2004

Better ways to prepare professional engineers to meet industry needs and measure their learning outcomes are the goals of ongoing research at Washington State University’s 100-year-old engineering college.With $500,000 in support from the National Science Foundation through 2007, the project aims to improve student preparation for professional practice. Researchers include Denny Davis, principal investigator and professor of bioengineering, Michael Trevisan, assessment and evaluation professor, Steven Beyerlein, University of Idaho mechanical engineering professor, and others from Seattle University and Tuskegee University.Industry requires more than technical learning from its new workforce. Teamwork, communication, critical thinking processes and self-growth also are sought from employees, and strength in these … » More …