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Schweitzer, SEL gifts energize WSU’s power program
September 25, 2017

By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s power engineering program will establish the Edmund O. Schweitzer III Chair in Power Apparatus and Systems in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, thanks to gifts totaling $1.5 million from Edmund and Beatriz Schweitzer, and the employee owners of Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

Nov. 13: Schweitzer to receive top alumni award
October 30, 2014

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Ed-Schweitzer-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Edmund O. Schweitzer III, founder and president of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and a pioneer in digital protection for the electric power grid, will receive the 2014 Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, Washington State University’s highest alumni honor.

Cybercrime/digital forensics explored
October 3, 2006

WSU, with a sponsorship from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, will host the first WSU Cybercrime and Digital Forensics conference at Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane on Oct. 25-26. Forensic experts, law enforcement members and government agencies will explore the rapid growth of all aspects of cybercrime, from identity theft to Internet predators. Conference seating is limited. For additional information and to register, visit http://capps.wsu.edu/conference/cybercrime or call John Thielbahr, 335-8177, or Jim Self, 335-5606.

Schweitzer donates equipment to protect university system
June 16, 2006

PULLMAN – Washington State University is upgrading the electrical distribution system on its Pullman campus, thanks to the donation of state-of-the-art digital protective relays, meters, and communication devices from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL).The donated equipment, worth more than $178,000, includes six distribution protection relays, 44 overcurrent/reclosing relays, 60 revenue metering systems, eight communication processors, and six system computing platforms. The devices are being installed in the WSU Power Plant and the East Campus Substation.The installation benefits WSU by replacing old protective relays, some of which are more than 44 years old. The upgrade will also replace meters with new technology that will enable energy … » More …

Business hosts two annual lectures
September 30, 2005

• “Corporate Social Responsibility: Maximizing the Benefits for Your Company and Community” is the title of the annual Burtenshaw Lecture, to be presented by Niki Leondakis, chief operating officer of Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, Inc., at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the CUB auditorium.Leondakis oversees operations, marketing and human resources for San Francisco-based Kimpton’s 39 boutique hotels and restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. She is credited with forming the company’s mentor program for women and men in the restaurant division and launching a diversity initiative. She is an active leader in corporate social responsibility efforts.The lecture is hosted by the College of … » More …