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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture ChEBE Newsletter – Winter 2014

From the Director

James PetersenThis year we welcomed our largest-ever class of undergraduate and graduate students in the Voiland School, and interest in our program continues to grow. This is an exciting time in the school, which presents some wonderful opportunities as well as challenges. [more]

Research Innovations

In a hallway in a building at the engineering end of campus, a string of small, red LED lights blink unobtrusively, powered by a bucket of muddy water.Microbes Generate Electricity in Dana Hall

A bucket of muddy water in Dana Hall is powering a string of lights with a microbial fuel cell. [more]

Yong Wang and colleagues in the labCatalyst Helps Move Away from Fossil Fuels

A group of researchers in the Voiland School is hoping to commercialize a process for making environmentally friendly, bio-based replacements for plastics and other petrochemicals. [more]

Norbert KruseWelcome New Voiland Distinguished Professor, Catalyst Expert

Norbert Kruse, an internationally known researcher in the area of heterogeneous catalysis, has joined the Washington State University faculty as Voiland Distinguished Professor. [more]

And More…

Improving Engineering Education
2013 ARCS Students
Dick Zollars Retires
Bill Thomson Fund Grows