WSU students gain from autism learning center partnership

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – In a bustling classroom, college student Kellie Carns shows Daniel Fast, age 4, a small yellow car and encourages him to point to a matching picture and name the object: “Kuh…” she prompts. “Car,” he responds – to her satisfaction.

Social media tested as job-relevant learning resource rather than distraction to tough computer science learning

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering and Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – The isolation of problem solving for beginning computer science students can cause them to flounder and fail. It also doesn’t reflect the teamwork that goes on in the computing profession.

Desktop experiment kit improves engineering ed

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers joined forces with Armfield Ltd., a teaching equipment company, to launch a desktop learning module (DLM) that will improve engineering education.   The DLM was initially developed by Bernard Van Wie, professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical and Bioengineering, and his students […]

NSF awards two grants to Vancouver director

    VANCOUVER – The National Science Foundation has awarded two grants valued at $262,000 to Hakan Gurocak, director of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at WSU Vancouver.   Gurocak is elated to have two project proposals accepted by the competitive National Science Foundation (NSF).   “It’s very difficult to receive one grant […]

Attend a socratic conversation on researcher voice and research dissemination

Professor Pauline Sameshima will be leading a discussion centered around her recent work, Awakening to Soma Heliakon: Encountering Teacher-Researcher-Learning in the 21st Century, on Nov. 4 in the Brian Library from 3:00-4:00 p.m.   The event is open to all. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend to take advantage of the occasion for collaborative […]