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Major gift advances WSU thermodynamics research, careers

By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Alexandra Navrotsky
Navrotsky

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today the creation of the Alexandra Navrotsky Institute for Experimental Thermodynamics, made possible by a $1 million gift from Alexandra Navrotsky, Distinguished Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth and Environmental Materials Chemistry at University of California-Davis. » More …

Experi-mint: Eucalyptus as alternative to dense jet fuel

By Brett Stav, College of Engineering and Architecture

Lin-Hongfei, WSU
Lin

PULLMAN, Wash. – A research team led by Hongfei Lin, associate professor from Washington State University’s Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, has developed a novel process for synthesizing dense jet fuel from mint, pine, gumweed, eucalyptus or other plants. » 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 …

Sept. 18-20: Disney exec discusses opportunities at career events

Matt-Estes-Disney
Estes

PULLMAN, Wash. – Disney Executive Director of Enterprise Architecture and WSU alumnus Matt Estes will present “Behind the Magic” from 4-5 p.m. Tues., Sept. 19, at the Chinook Student Center’s Room 150. » 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 …

Sept 1: Pullman’s hidden waterway revealed by landscape architecture students

By Brett Staav, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Pullman is a water city, yet much of that water remains out of the consciousness of most residents. » More …

At-risk youth inspired to dream, pursue higher ed

By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

dare to dream banner PULLMAN, Wash. – Do robots dream? » More …

Sept. 1: Student entrepreneurship program info session

WSU Harold Frank Fellows
WSU Harold Frank Fellows

By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Students interested in starting and running a technology-based business are invited to an informational meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, in the Frank Innovation Zone, located on the ground floor of Dana Hall. Refreshments will be served. » More …