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WSU student team to compete in clean tech challenge

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

hydrogen-carPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students will spend the next year designing what they hope will be the world’s best hydrogen fueling station for a chance to win $1 million – and to change the world. » More …

Researchers produce jet fuel compounds from fungus

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Ahring-and-student-webRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. The researchers hope the process leads to economically viable production of aviation biofuels in the next five years. » More …

Media advisory: Future engineers demonstrate skills May 1

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. » More …

Student gets award to study old minds with new games

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

Jess-DahmenPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University computer science student who uses technology to understand cognitive health in the elderly has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. » More …

‘Go Cougs!,’ says Roberto

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

RobotSensorPULLMAN, Wash. – Walk up to Roberto and he blurts out, “Hello! Go Cougs!” Walk away and he waves good-bye. Say, “I love cats,’’ and he breaks into a song – about cats. » More …

Researchers use plant oils for novel bio-based plastics

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

kessler-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers have developed a new way to use plant oils like olive and linseed oil to create polyurethane, a plastic material used in everything from foam insulation panels to tires, hoses and sealants. » More …

Researcher wins Fulbright chair to study Arctic change

waldenPULLMAN, Wash. – Von P. Walden will expand international collaboration on research into thinning sea ice as the 2015 U.S. Fulbright Arctic Chair in Norway. The distinguished chairs are among the most prestigious Fulbright appointments, according to the organization’s website. » More …

Murdock Grant to fund next-generation science at WSU

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A car battery that gets you from Pullman to Seattle on a single charge. Flexible electronics that can be sewn into clothing. An affordable transportation fuel made from hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Washington State University researchers are a big step closer to making these futuristic technologies a reality thanks to a $521,800 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. » More …

Architecture students learn while building theater set

PULLMAN, Wash. – School of Design and Construction students are applying skills they’ve learned in class to help build sets for the Washington State University Performing Arts (WSUPA) spring theater production. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” opens Friday. » More …