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Funds support teaching with tech in local schools
November 21, 2016

By Kyla Emme, College of Education

joy-egbertPULLMAN, Wash. – Using new technology is one of the ways teachers are engaging students in order to improve their achievement in the classroom. The Harvest Foundation has awarded Washington State University $10,000 to provide teachers with things like Ozobot robots and virtual reality headsets for this purpose.

Media advisory: Future engineers demonstrate skills May 1
April 27, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – Hydrogen-powered cars, 3D-printed hip replacements and artificially intelligent robots will be exhibited as Washington State University students from across the state show off their knowledge, skills and innovation at the Engineering Capstone Expo on Friday, May 1.

Exploring artificial intelligence, androids and the future
April 17, 2015

By Cheryl Reed, Graduate School

Bodley-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – When your interests are so vast they won’t fit into a master’s thesis – or even a Ph.D. dissertation – what can you do? Antonie “Tonie” Bodley’s solution is an interdisciplinary doctoral degree (IIDP) through the Graduate School at Washington State University.

Center helps scientists measure light to find mutations
October 30, 2014

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

False-color-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Plants use light during photosynthesis. But they also give off light, though in amounts so small we can’t see it. The amount of light changes based on the plant’s environment and genetic makeup.

Curiosity, creativity inspire engineering student
February 10, 2014

Holt-170PULLMAN, Wash. – At the age of 9, Haily Holt got her first tool kit: “My dad wanted me to build anything and everything I wanted,” she said. “It was in his shop that I grew to love working with my hands and building things.”

RoboSub team participates in international competition
July 22, 2013

RoboSub at pool

A team member tests the RoboSub at WSU pool.

PULLMAN, Wash. – The RoboSub team from Washington State University is competing in the International RoboSub Competition in San Diego this week.
More than 30 national and international teams will release the autonomous robots they’ve spent months designing, building and testing into an underwater obstacle course. The competition is sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation (AUVSI) and the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR).

According to the AUVSI Foundation website, the goal of the competition is to advance development … » More …

Motorized robots are loose on the Palouse!
July 19, 2002

It’s Friday morning, and the WSU Cleveland building hallway is a-buzz with the whirring gears of mini-robots on wheels. The gray, mobile devices — about the shape of an oversize softball cut in half with a couple of angled faceplates and sporting two metal wire sensors with tips curved into rings — crash into walls (on purpose), back up, spin around and head in a new direction. The young manufacturers, science campers in the 10-to-12-year-old bracket, watch with rapt attention or study the programming booklet, planning their robot’s next series of moves.In room 121 of Cleveland, worktables are littered with kit boxes, tools, parts, and … » More …