Dear Colleagues,

Happy Holidays! I wanted to thank you for your efforts in supporting the college and university’s recent Giving Tuesday campaign. We were successful in raising funds for our students and transformative research through this collaborative effort, and I truly appreciate your generosity and hard work for this college.

As you all know, this time of year can be challenging as we write our final exams, grade final projects, and help students across the finish line in their courses. It can be easy to forget just how much our work changes students’ lives. Your support, encouragement, and even your tough grading propels our students into interesting careers and fulfilling lives as contributing citizens. Thank you.

As you take a well-deserved holiday break, please be safe in your travels and enjoy a joyous holiday season with your friends and family.


Interim Dean Don Bender signature

Don Bender,
Interim Dean
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Pande named interim director of EECS school (Partha Pande)
Four WSU faculty members elected to AAAS (Susmita Bose, Katie Zhong)
Ning Hsu Wins Crimson Spirit Award
Cook named a fellow of National Academy of Inventors
Design, construction students claim national honor (David Gunderson)

Safety tip of the month:
Before heading out for your holiday destination, prepare an emergency kit for wintertime driving and check weather and pass reports.

Upcoming events:
Lab safety training, Jan. 11, 1-3 p.m.
Lab safety training, March 8, 1-3 p.m.