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First online power engineering grad aims high
December 14, 2015

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.

WSU to help improve cyber security in energy delivery
October 12, 2015

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.

Bangladesh electric board looks to WSU to expand expertise
March 5, 2014

By Alyssa Patrick, College of Engineering & Architecture

BangladeshAvistaTour-150PULLMAN, Wash. – A group from Bangladesh traveled halfway across the world to learn to better develop electrification in their country from Washington State University experts in power engineering.

Unique online power engineering program gets under way
January 9, 2014

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.

Students can apply for free practicum in power engineering
December 13, 2013

By Alyssa Patrick, WSU College of Engineering and Architecture

olsen-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Cancun may be a warm spring break location, but Washington offers opportunities for power engineering students that will heat up their job prospects.

Grant aims to increase smart grid workforce
July 22, 2013

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 of electrical engineering and … » More …