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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Innovation 2013 – Aerospace Edition

Curriculum Changes to Meet Demand

The number of undergraduates in WSU’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture has grown by 75 percent in the past four years. Read below for some unique initiatives that are strengthening our programs and helping to meet industry needs.

Red shirt program for engineering

The strategy of “redshirting” allows promising college athletes to sit out a season to get oriented in preparation for four successful years of competition. That same idea is at play to prepare undergraduates for a degree in engineering. [more]

Scholarships to increase smart grid workforce

With a dramatic need for engineers to build a smart electric power grid, the National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to WSU for scholarship support for undergraduate and master’s students in electric power engineering. [more]

Avista supports power lab

A five-year pledge commitment totaling $325,000 from Avista Corp. will support research innovation and better prepare Washington State University students for new Smart Grid technologies. [more]

New online construction management program gets underway

WSU’s online engineering and technology management program (ETM) has expanded to include a master’s degree with a specialization in construction management and a graduate certificate. [more]

Construction Engineering Emphasis within Civil Engineering

Because of significant changes in technology, global markets, and economics over the past 10 to 15 years, successful construction companies increasingly need both managerial and engineering expertise. In response, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Design and Construction have established a new construction engineering track in the civil engineering program. [more]