WSU News power engineering

First online power engineering grad aims high

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Alexander-AndersonPULLMAN, Wash. – The first graduate of Washington State University’s online professional master’s degree program in electric power engineering is launching an effort to bring light, power and entrepreneurial opportunities to residents of Jiwaka Province, Papua New Guinea. » More …

WSU to help improve cyber security in energy delivery

Carl-HauserPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will participate in a new, five-year $28.1 million U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) initiative to improve computer/communication networks for energy delivery systems like power grids and pipelines. » More …

Unique online power engineering program gets under way

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Citing the need for trained engineers in the power industry, Washington State University in fall 2014 will debut the first online professional master’s degree program in electrical power engineering. » More …

Grant aims to increase smart grid workforce

Liu lab

 

Chen-Ching Liu, left, with students in his lab.

 

 

PULLMAN, Wash. – With a dramatic need for engineers to build a smart electric power grid, the National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to Washington State University for scholarship support for undergraduate and master’s students in electric power engineering.

The $640,000 grant will provide19 student scholarships per year over the next five years.

“There is a great national need for well-educated employees who have the necessary skills to work on what is described as the smart grid,’’ said project leader Chen-Ching Liu, Boeing distinguished professor … » More …