From the Dean

Welcome to Voiland College This Week!

With this weekly email communication, you’ll receive updates about what’s happening in the college – from seminar presentations to recent recognitions received by Voiland College students, faculty, and staff.

Please take a minute or two to learn what’s happening and send in your announcements for inclusion in this newsletter. In addition, keep an eye out for my letters to Voiland College, where I’ll review a single topic in depth.

Best wishes for your final preparations for the 2017-2018 academic year and thanks for all that you do to support the success of our students.

Go Cougs!

Dean Mary Rezac's signature
Mary Rezac, Dean
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture


Phillips, Torick, and Biswas win Smith Teaching and Learning grants
The three Voiland College professors are among 12 WSU faculty to receive funding for projects that will enhance undergraduate learning, thanks to the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment.

Bandyopadhyay, Bose named to Washington State Academy of Science
The two endowed chairs from the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering are among four WSU professors elected by the academy.

Greig-Prine earns 3rd place at IEEE national conference
Electrical engineering major Jacob Greig-Prine won 3rd place at Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society’s Poster Contest at their General Meeting.

NSF grant aims to use big data to improve crops
Led by Ananth Kalyanaraman, associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the researchers have received a 3-year, $1.2 million grant to help biologists sift through large amounts of data on plant traits and the environment to determine and ask important questions about their work.

New Requests for Proposals

International Future Energy ChallengeIEEEUp to $10,00010/15/2017
Process SeparationsNSF$300,000Open
Japan-US Network OpportunityNSFUp to $450,00011/30/2017

Approaching Deadlines

NSF Scholarships in S-STEMNSFVaries by Program09/12/2017

Upcoming Seminars and Events

Aug 15 – WSU Everett Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Aug 15 – Turn Your Passion into Impact with WSU I-Corps

Aug 17 – Voiland College Week of Welcome Event

Aug 21 – WSU Olympic College Engineering Building Celebration

More Voiland College Events

Voiland College in the News

WSU News: Volunteers needed to build solar powered house
A team of Washington State University students is seeking volunteers to help complete construction of a solar powered house in time for a national competition.

The Inlander: Bettering Bakken
WSU researchers have a new plan to utilize North Dakota oil fields’ excess methane.

More Voiland College News

Safety Tip of the Week

Smoke from wildfires can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. To decrease your risk from wildfire smoke, shut windows and keep doors closed to keep indoor air as clean as possible.

For more wildfire smoke safety information contact Environmental Health and Safety at

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