Dear Colleagues,

The year is flying by, and we are entering the busiest time of the school year. Senior capstone design projects are underway, our convocation awards event is just around the corner, and many students are gearing up for upcoming club competitions. Before you know it, graduation will be here, and our seniors will be moving on into their professional careers.

As we get ready to enter our final academic sprint, I hope you will take a few moments to celebrate and support the WSU experience through the upcoming #CougsGive day. This annual event, set for March 28, commemorates WSU’s birthday and gives you the chance to make a difference by supporting our students.

This year, please join me in helping WSU’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders. The group is working on a project to bring clean water to a village in Panama. While the project will provide access to a basic need for 1,000 residents of this Panamanian community, it will also help our students build critical engineering and leadership skills for the 21st century workplace.

I hope you can support this project and #CougsGive on March 28. You are also invited to sign up to be a social media ambassador for the event at https://cougsgive.wsu.edu/giving-day/1238/signup. Then, be sure to share via your social media networks, including through Voiland College’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Thank you for all the work that you do in providing transformational educational experiences for our students.

Interim Dean Don Bender signature

Don Bender, Interim Dean
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture


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Learn more about what’s happening at Voiland College: https://vcea.wsu.edu/news/


Upcoming events:
Mar 25 – SWE 8th Annual Kids’ Science and Engineering Day
Apr 13 – Voiland College Convocation
Apr 28 – VCEA Capstone Expo

More Events: https://vcea.wsu.edu/events/


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Did you know? Approximately 80-90% of the population is expected to experience low back pain sometime in their lifetime. Visit WSU’s Environmental Health & Safety website for tips on how to prevent back injuries.