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Building tools to protect America’s power grid

By August Schiess, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PULLMAN, Wash. – When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in late September, it devastated the island’s power grid — and estimates suggest residents won’t have full power again until mid-December. » More …

WSU researchers join power grid simulation spanning two continents

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

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Srivastava

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University recently took part in a live demonstration that connected eight laboratories across two continents to simulate the global electric power grid. » More …

Engineering hardware hackathon reveals students’ innovative skills

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. » More …

WSU developing big data technology for U.S. Army

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

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Pande, Doppa (l-r)

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University and Carnegie Mellon University team has received a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to develop a novel computing platform for emerging big data applications. » More …

Students receive 27 Carson, Auvil undergraduate research awards

PULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-seven Washington State University students at Pullman and Vancouver have received two types of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education. » More …

Sept. 16: WSU Tri-Cities interactive robot artwork focus of TEDxRichland talk

Designed to pique curiosity along with uneasiness, the Huminal is about the size and shape of a large dog and covered with white plastic discs resembling scales or fur. Its four jointed legs give the appearance of walking as it rolls in an elliptical path outside its apparent den.RICHLAND, Wash. – “The Huminal,” an interactive, kinetic sculptural installation featuring an autonomous, mobile robot that senses and responds to changes in its environment, was completed this month by an interdisciplinary team at Washington State University Tri-Cities. » More …

Mehrizi-Sani receives national engineering teaching award

By Mary Catherine Frantz, intern, WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Mehrizi_Sani_WSU Voiland College 1PULLMAN, Wash. – Ali Mehrizi-Sani, assistant professor in WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received the prestigious Mac E. Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Education Society. » More …

$1.77M NIH grant funds WSU professors’ smart-home technology research

By Addy Hatch, WSU Nursing

ninr logoSPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart-home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar. » More …