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Engineering hardware hackathon reveals students’ innovative skills
November 1, 2017

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Student creates innovation in WSU Hardware Hackathon PULLMAN, Wash. – Zach Gherman carefully connected his wind turbine to a voltmeter, a device that measures electric voltage, and waited for a reading to emerge. After several nervous seconds of peering into the screen, he pumped his fists in the air and said “six volts,” while his teammate Yousef Saleh grinned broadly.

Student research supports LIGO, flight, bone development
June 8, 2016

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.

Students win national award to promote entrepreneurship
January 25, 2016

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.

WSU student takes second place in international competition
November 9, 2015

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.

Ask Dr. Universe: How does my family car work?
September 15, 2015

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Because I’m a cat, car rides can sometimes make me feisty. But as a scientist, I am fascinated to learn about the mechanics, engineering and chemistry fueling the cars humans drive every day.

Prof earns recognition, patents for ag automation
August 23, 2013

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 …

Two students and Eddie win National Robothon Competition
October 17, 2006

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 …