By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture
PULLMAN, Wash. – When Gene Voiland graduated from Washington State University in 1969, he wanted to get out of Pullman and leave a history of parking tickets behind.
WSU faculty granted tenure and promotion in 2009 include:
2009 PROMOTION AND TENURE
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL, HUMAN AND NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCES
Matthew F. Bumpus
Grant and Promote
August 16, 2009
Kenneth C. Eastwell
Plant Pathology, Prosser
July 1, 2009
Eric L. Jessup
Associate Research Professor (non tenure-track)
School of Economic Sciences
August 16, 2009
G.N. Mohan Kumar
Associate Research Professor and Clinical Associate Professor (non tenure-track)
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
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Candis Claiborn, who has been serving as the interim dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture since Aug. 16, 2005, today accepted an offer to become the permanent dean effective today, March 1.
Provost and Executive Vice President Robert Bates described Claiborn as an “outstanding researcher and teacher.”
“With Dr. Claiborn’s demonstrated leadership and solid grounding in the academic and research programs of the college, I expect the regional and national prominence of WSU Engineering and Architecture to advance significantly during her tenure as dean,” Bates said.
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As part of an initiative to improve homeland security, researchers at Washington State University are working with California-based EON Reality Inc. in the development of a FIrst Responders’ Simulation and Training (FIRST) Center at the university.
The FIRST Center provides a virtual environment in which first responders will conduct realistic “hands-on” training in various aspects of homeland security at a fraction of the alternative real-life training cost. This center is designed to train emergency and security personnel and first responders in areas such as handling and disposing of dangerous devices or chemical/biological materials, infrastructure antiterrorist protection, and simulation of collaboration environments during emergencies.
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