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Student research supports LIGO, flight, bone development

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Cain,-left,-Loeffler-and-KlingeleRICHLAND, Wash. – Three undergraduate students were awarded $3,000 research grants from Washington River Protection Solutions as part of the Chancellor’s Summer Scholars Program at Washington State University Tri-Cities. » More …

Students win national award to promote entrepreneurship

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. » More …

WSU student takes second place in international competition

By Zahra Debbek, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture
Piston Mug-2

PULLMAN, Wash- Omar Ruiz, a senior in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture studying mechanical engineering, placed second for a piston coffee mug he developed for the Mastercam Wildest Parts Competition. » More …

Prof earns recognition, patents for ag automation

Qin ZhangPROSSER, Wash. – Qin Zhang, director of the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems at Washington State University, is one of 13 fellows recently named to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) for 2013.

 

About 2 percent of active members achieve fellow status. Fellows demonstrate unusual professional distinction with outstanding qualifications and experience in the field of agricultural engineering.

 

Zhang was honored for his contribution to knowledge and technology in agricultural automation and mechanization.

 

He leads a 10-member team at WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser as … » More …

Kessler to direct School of Mechanical, Materials Engineering

KesslerPULLMAN, Wash. – Michael Kessler has been named Berry Family director of Washington State University’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. He comes to WSU from Iowa State University where he was a professor of materials science and engineering.

 

“This is a critical time for the school, as we are dramatically growing our programs and increasing the number of engineering graduates in the state,” said Candis Claiborn, dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture. “I am confident that Dr. Kessler’s leadership style and expertise are the right fit for this important position.’’

 

Kessler conducts research in … » More …

Two students and Eddie win National Robothon Competition

PULLMAN  -Two Washington State University students received a first place award at the Seattle Robotics Society’s national Robothon competition held at the Seattle Center Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students Brent Allen, of Kirkland, and Dan Strother, of Kent, placed first in the Robo-Magellan category competition with their robot “Eddie.” Their entry was the only one of the 11 robots in the competition to completely maneuver through an outdoor course with both natural and manmade terrain obstacles.This was the second appearance for Eddie at Robothon, where the robot and the WSU Robotics Club last year earned the … » More …