Dear Colleagues,

As we approach the end of the semester, I’m pleased to see a revitalized campus and the return of face-to-face and hands-on learning. Bringing collaboration opportunities and project-driven learning to our Voiland College students is more important than ever to meet industry and society needs.

I’m excited about the promising possibilities and bright future for our students. Starting with freshman year, they are getting the invaluable hands-on experience in their very first engineering class. The new Trimble Technology Laboratoryin the School of Design and Construction as well as development of a curriculum in energy efficiency construction will help us to better train our students for their future workplace. Another wonderful student success is a project to develop a method to clean lunar dust from spacesuits. Our student team successfully built and demonstrated a prototype and won the prestigious Artemis Award at NASA’s Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge.

As part of our critically important work to prepare our students for the 21st century workplace, we’re excited about our efforts to update our facilities. After waiting for generations, the possibility of new facilities is a transformational opportunity for WSU’s engineering, computer science, construction management, and design students. The proposed Student Success Building is set to include student collaboration zones, a career center, tutoring center, academic advising, student clubs, classrooms, first-year student engagement studios, and senior capstone project design spaces. The proposed facility provides a chance to enhance student success, to attract students and faculty, and to create a sense of belonging.

Your support is critical to our success. We need a broad coalition of supporters to make our new facility a reality. I greatly appreciate support from those who have already stepped forward. I hope that you will join them in helping us achieve the promising possibilities for a bright future for our college.

Please feel free to contact me to learn how you can help in this effort. Thank you for your support of the Voiland College.

Go Cougs!

Dean Mary Rezac's signature.
Mary Rezac
Dean, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163