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Venkatasubramanian named an IEEE fellow

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Vaithianathan (Mani) Venkatasubramanian, professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 

Microbes generate electricity in Dana Hall outreach

    PULLMAN, Wash. – In a hallway in a building at the engineering end of campus, a string of small, red LED lights blink unobtrusively, powered by a bucket of muddy water.   Dedicated crews of microscopic bacteria in the mud generate electricity by doing what bacteria do best: eating.   “The microbes eat […]

Researchers create superconductor from solvent

PULLMAN, Wash. – A study led by Washington State University researchers has turned a fairly common nonmetallic solvent into a superconductor capable of transmitting electrical current with none of the resistance seen in conventional conductors.   Yoo Dias “It is an important discovery that will attract a lot of attention from many scientific communities – […]

Job skills defined for fastest growing energy sector

OLYMPIA – To ensure that education and training in Washington’s community and technical colleges can keep pace with the skill needs of the fastest growing sector within the renewable energy industry in the U.S., the Power Generation Skill Standards — Wind Turbine Technician report is now available.   “Centralia College is honored to have supported the […]

Internship requirement reaps reward

Photo: Mary Wandschneider teaches a course on internships in the Department of Human Development. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services). Graduates, excited about their major, might be forced to take a job outside their field of interest because that’s all they can find. It happens, but not so much in the Department of Human […]

Power Breakfast series in Seattle and Spokane

The Washington State University College of Business announced its 2006-2007 Power Breakfast lineup. Now in its third year, the series continues to inform, inspire and engage WSU alumni and regional business leaders on topics of entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership.The first Power Breakfast will be held during WSU Week in Seattle on Sep. 15, at The […]

Innovative Wells Fargo chief touts people, diversification

Wells Fargo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Kovacevich will be the guest speaker at the College of Business (CB) Power Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. Reservations cost $25 and can be made online at http://events.wsu.edu/powerbreakfast. Kovacevich’s leadership “is integral to what has been described as ‘the best managed […]