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WSU grad brings story of flight to theaters nationwide

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Chris-HampelPULLMAN, Wash. – Telling the story of flight has proven to be the adventure of a lifetime for Washington State University graduate Chris Hampel (’97). He is part of a team that visited 18 countries in all seven continents to create the documentary “Living in the Age of Airplanes.” » More …

Research examines pilot alertness in multi-leg flights

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

cockpitSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University and the Regional Airline Association has released a report detailing the findings of the first, science-based study of pilot fatigue in multi-segment flight operations. The study was conducted by researchers at WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center. » More …

Engineering grad student’s work noted for potential


Doctoral student Bin Li and professor Katie Zhong. (Photo
by Michelle White) 

Bin Li, a Ph.D. student in mechanical and materials engineering working with professor Katie Zhong, was awarded second place in the 2010 Boeing Engineering Student of the Year for his work in multifunctional nanocomposites.

 

The award is presented each year by Boeing and Flightglobal, a leading provider of aerospace news and data, to an engineering student whose work is considered most likely to lead to improvements in aerospace systems, capabilities, processes, tools, performance and/or cost.