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Students hope to save lives with medical product design
March 1, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University engineering students Emily Willard and Katherine Brandenstein are hoping to save lives someday with a product they’ve developed to make injections safer in the developing world. Willard is from Everett, Wash., and Brandenstein from Woodinville, Wash.

Entrepreneurship accelerator will aid students, faculty, state
March 1, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Icorps-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to teach its faculty and students how to come up with the “Next Big Thing” and become better entrepreneurs.

Students win national award to promote entrepreneurship
January 25, 2016

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Washington State University students have been awarded the 2015 University Innovation Fellowship, which will support them in a year-long project to encourage student entrepreneurship on campus.

Oct. 9: Info session for engineering entrepreneur program
October 3, 2014

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Tesla-visit-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Students interested in starting and running a technology-based business are invited to an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Dana 15 at Washington State University. Refreshments will be served.

Alumnus support program with gift
March 17, 2008

PULLMAN – The College of Business at WSU has received a $1 million gift from Don and Mary Ann Parachini in support of students and faculty in the Entrepreneurship program. The gift established a scholarship endowment and a distinguished professorship.

“The Parachinis’ gift will help to produce graduates who have the desire and ability to apply practical business methods to improve society,” says Len Jessup, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. “It will serve as a tremendous boost to the college’s drive toward developing students with an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.”

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Collaborative effort helps Rwandan agriculture
July 20, 2006

WSU graduate student Ashley Giesa (left) teaches coffee growers in Maraba, Rwanda, how to use laptop computers to track coffee prices and communicate with clients around the world. Three students, along with PI Colleen Taugher and Virgil Crampton of the Center to Bridge the Digital Divide, and Jerman Rose, professor of Entrepreneurial Studies in the College of Business, traveled to Africa in July in collaboration with the Partnership for Enhancing Agriculture in Rwanda through Linkages (PEARL). The new tele-center opened July 14. Read about it at


Lumsdaine to give entrepreneurship lecture
September 19, 2005

Edward Lumsdaine, author of the book “Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Effective Problem Solving” will be giving the first annual Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute lecture on at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept 22. in Carpenter 102 on the Pullman campus of Washington State University.Lumsdaine will speak on “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Competitiveness: Why Are They Important to Your Future?”Lumsdaine, professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University and a management consultant for the Ford Motor Company, has been involved in research, teaching, and developing curriculum in the area of design, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship and innovation, and has co-authored several books on these subjects.He assisted in the start-up … » More …

Chinese scholars participant in entrepreneurship forum
July 28, 2005

PULLMAN — Washington State University’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will co-host the second Sino American Forum on Entrepreneurship and Management Aug. 4-5 in Pullman.The forum will be held in the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 518. Representatives from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China, will also attend.“The forum was established to foster the sharing of research and ideas between scholars, students, business, and government officials on important, rapidly developing issues in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial management,” said Jerman Rose, faculty member and director for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the College of Business and Economics. Contact between WSU and … » More …