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Sandi Brabb, director of Voiland College’s Professional Practice and Experiential Learning program, sitting at her desk.

Disney. Boeing. Microsoft.

From Amazon to Zillow, chances are Sandi Brabb has helped a WSU student get employment at one of the nation’s leading companies.

We recently spoke with Brabb, the director of Voiland College’s Professional Practice and Experiential Learning program, to learn the ways students can get a jump on their careers before they graduate. » More …

Meet Mary

Mary Rezac is the new dean of Washington State University's Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.

Mary Rezac is Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s new dean. She comes to Pullman from Kansas State University, where she served as Tim Taylor Professor of Chemical Engineering and director of Major Grant Initiatives in the College of Engineering.

Here’s a chance to get to know Mary and her thoughts on the future of Voiland College. » More …

Summer Program Offers Student Research Opportunities

Group photo of the Summer Undergraduate Research program students

This summer, 90 students from across the nation participated in WSU’s Summer Undergraduate Research program where they worked with award-winning professors in cutting-edge facilities. For many, the experience opened their eyes to the world of possibilities research offers. » More …

Taking a Risk

In 2006, Steven Saunders took a risk on research. Today, he’s reaping the reward.

It’s been a year of change for Steven Saunders.

In February, Saunders , an assistant professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, received a prestigious Career award from the National Science Foundation for his groundbreaking research.

In April, he received Voiland College’s Reid Miller Excellence in Teaching Award. » More …

Giving Opportunity

Ramiro Gonzalez

Strategically looking for answers, Ramiro Gonzalez gazes across his table that lies covered in papers, a ruler, textbooks, different colored pens, and a cup of tea. It’s a daily routine, as he waits for someone to help. » More …

Managing Up

Bernt Johnson at the construction site of Washington Place

Bernt Johnson, a Washington State University civil engineering alumnus and licensed structural engineer, is the primary structural engineer and project manager for the Washington Place project in Tukwila, Washington.

At 19 stories tall, Washington Place will be the tallest building in Tukwila, and signals a shift in the evolving Tukwila landscape. The building will have about 370 apartments, a 189 room hotel, and more than 500 stalls in its detached parking lot. » More …

Leading the Way

Left to right: Dae Hyun Kim, Jean-Sabin McEwen, and Steven R. Saunders

Three Washington State University researchers have received young faculty awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA).

Jean-Sabin McEwen and Steven R. Saunders, assistant professors in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, and Dae Hyun Kim, assistant professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, each received approximately $500,000. Their awards are intended to provide significant research support to young faculty beginning their careers. » More …

Northern Star

WSU Civil Engineering student Alyssa Norris at Convocation, Spring 2017

When someone tells you that they’re a president, a senator, and have worked in the White House, you’re bound to be impressed.

But when they say that Santa Claus was once their neighbor, you might start getting a little suspicious.

Washington State University’s Alyssa Norris can truthfully claim all these things- and more.

We recently caught up with the civil engineering major and asked her how she found her way from Alaska, to Pullman, Washington and what advice she has for students trying to discover their path to success. » More …