materials science

NASA grant to improve fluid flow in outer space

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern PULLMAN, Wash. – Future astronauts may boldly go farther than ever before, thanks to research at Washington State University recently funded by NASA to study fluids in space.

International agreement bolsters WSU graduate education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has entered into an agreement with Shandong Chambroad Holding Co. Ltd., a private Chinese corporation, to educate WSU doctoral students to meet significant societal needs in energy and environment.

Research aims to improve hip and knee replacement success

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are working to improve materials used in hip and knee replacements so that they last longer and allow patients to quickly get back on their feet after surgery.

One-woman office a multi-faceted resource

Lori Bruce may be the lone employee in WSU’s materials science program, but she never gets lonely. In fact, she appreciates the solitude.“There are no office politics,” said Bruce, principal assistant in the materials science program and assistant to the chair of chemistry. “When things go wrong, I don’t have anyone to blame but myself. […]

‘Breakinator’ gives peek into materials science

PULLMAN — Some kids play nicely with toys. And, some kids love to smash, hit, throw and destroy them. It’s for the second group, and in the name of good science, that a group of Washington State University students built the “Breakinator.’’ The machine, which uses a winch and spring system to loudly smash things […]