I hope you enjoy this edition of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science’s e-newsletter. The School of EECS continues to grow, and we’re more excited than ever about our future as we work toward our goal of becoming a top school in the nation for research and teaching excellence.
This edition of the newsletter is focused on our students. Several of our student clubs have been revitalized and are providing real-world experiences that will help our students in their future careers. You can also read about some of our exciting student and research success stories. [more]
Students Making a Difference
- Learning about Memory in Norway – Svetlana Lockwood is the first-ever WSU student to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Nordic Research Opportunity grant.
- Global Award for Power-Saving Techniques – “I want to make a difference in people’s lives and power engineering is the best way I can.”
- Meet Griet Devriese – “I’m learning the right things. That’s the greatest gift you can get.”
Student Clubs Provide Real-World Experiences
- New RoboSub Club Gets Underway – No remote control here. Instead, the robotic submarine is programmed to assess challenges, make decisions, and then act.
- Brainstorming Center for the Software-Savvy – The Association for Computing Machinery club is revitalized and aims to create a community for the software-savvy at WSU.
- Giving Graduate Students a Helping Hand – The Society for EECS Graduate Students gets underway.
- Ham Radio Club Builds Toward the Future – One of the oldest college ham radio clubs in the U.S. is still going strong.
Research That Changes Lives
- Program Helps Blind Students Access Computer Programming – Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, WSU researchers developed a way for students with blindness and visual impairments to learn computer programming.
- Srivastava Invited to Prestigious Engineering Education Symposium – Innovative engineering educators share ideas and learn from research and best practices in education.
- Research Garners $2.3 M Toward Faster Processing – WSU researchers are developing wireless computer chips that could save energy, speed up data processing and reduce the carbon footprint of large data centers.
- EECS Welcomes a New Faculty Member – Ali Mehrizi-Sani recently joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an assistant professor.