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Ask Dr. Universe: How can birds fly but people cannot?
September 20, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – No matter how much you flap your arms or I flap my paws, gravity keeps us pulled to Earth. But when birds use their strong muscles to start flapping their wings, something amazing happens.

WSU grad brings story of flight to theaters nationwide
August 31, 2015

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.”

Research examines pilot alertness in multi-leg flights
February 26, 2015

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.

Engineering grad student’s work noted for potential
August 20, 2010


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.