From the Dean

In case you hadn’t heard, Voiland College’s degree offerings recently grew by two when Landscape Architecture and Interior Design were formally reassigned to be full members of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture structure.

In 2012, the School of Design and Construction was established by combining Architecture and Construction Management from Voiland College with Landscape Architecture and Interior Design from the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences. So, for the past five years, SDC has had two programs reporting to Voiland College and two to CAHNRS. Over the course of the past year, SDC Interim Director Greg Kessler, VCEA interim dean Don Bender and CAHNRS dean Ron Mittlehammer worked to construct a deal that worked for all involved. Happily, that final agreement was signed into effect this past July.

I’m excited that they’re here and looking forward to continued research and teaching collaborations between Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and others in Voiland College. So, next time you bump into an LA or ID colleague, please welcome them to the VCEA family.
Go Cougs!

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


An interview with bioengineering major Madison Newberry is featured on this week’s Voiland College home page.

Architecture major Samantha Geibel received an honorable mention in the 2017 HERE+NOW: A House for the 21st Century Residential Student Design Competition, organized by the American Institute of Architects and Custom Residential Architects Network in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Research from Voiland College’s Laboratory of Atmospheric Research was featured last week in the National Science Foundation’s Photo of the Day.

Voiland College in the News

MP Daily News: WSU Solar Decathlon team focuses on lot-sized communities

Daily Evergreen: WSU researchers develop cutting edge brain-mapping algorithm

CMFE News: Researchers discover solution to wasteful methane flaring

More Voiland College News

Upcoming Seminars and Events

Aug 29 VCEA Safety Training 1 PMETRL 101
Aug 29 EECS Undergraduate Student Club Night4:10 PMSloan 146
Aug 31Mechanical and Materials Engineering Graduate Seminar Series - Safety Seminar10:30 AMETRL 119
Sept 1College Colors DayAll dayAll campus
Sept 1Harold Frank Scholar Info Meeting5 PMDana Basement
Sept 7NSF EFRI Informational Webinar 1 pm ESTonline
Sept 13VCEA Town Hall w/WSU President Kirk Schulz and Provost Dan Bernardo12 PMETRL 101
Sept 14Dean’s Voiland College Office Hours3-4 PMCarpenter 526

More Voiland College Events

Safety Tip of the Week

In 2011, 4,432 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 69,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States.

As a driver, make sure to always watch for pedestrians at all times, especially in poor driving conditions. Always stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and never pass vehicles that are stopped at a crosswalk, as they are stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross.

For more driver safety information, contact Environmental Health and Safety at

Research Opportunities

Requests for Proposals, Research Announcements, and Events

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and TeachersNSFUp to $2m09/05/2018
NSF Scholarships in S-STEMNSFVaries09/12/2017
Engineering for Natural HazardsNSFUnspecified09/15/2017
ARPA-E Announces New Funding Opportunity for High-Efficiency Distributed Generation SystemsDOE, ARPA-EUnspecified9/11/2017
FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance ProgramDOEUnspecifiedUp to 9/30/2017
Global Faculty Research AwardsGoogleUp to $150,00009/30/2017
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) ProgramNSF$500,00007/19/2018
Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (R01)NIHUnspecified10/04/17
NIBIB Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21)NIHUnspecified10/16/2017
ACS Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) grantsACSUnspecified10/25/2017
Dear Colleague Letter: NSF/NSFC Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability ChallengesNSFUnspecified10/20/2017
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program (WSU Limited Submission)NSFUnspecified10/25/2017
Science & Technology Policy FellowshipsAAASUnspecified11/01/2017
Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP)NSFUnspecified11/1/2017
The Keck Foundation Research ProgramW.M. Keck FoundationUnspecified11/1/2017
The Keck Foundation Undergraduate Education ProgramW.M. Keck FoundationUnspecified11/1/2017
CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)NSFUnspecified11/2/2017 (preproposal); 1/11/ 2018 (encouraged full proposals)
Japan-US Network Opportunity 2 (JUNO2) R&D for Trustworthy Networking for Smart and Connected CommunitiesNSFUnspecified11/30/2017
Process SeparationsNSFUnspecifiedanytime
Dear Colleague Letter: Removal of Deadlines for the Combustion and Fire Systems Program in the Division of Chemical, Biological, Environmental, and Transport Systems in the Directorate for EngineeringNSFUnspecifiedn/a
Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an Upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Designs for Advanced Modular Nuclear ReactorsDOEUnspecifiedn/a
VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty Scheme

For Students and Postdocs

Grants for U.S. StudentsFulbrightUnspecified10/06/2017
BWF's Career Awards at the Scientific InterfaceBWFUnspecified9/06/2017 (preproposal); 1/10/2018 (Invited full proposal)
American Fellowships Dissertation FellowshipsAAUWUnspecified11/15/2017
American Fellowships Postdoctoral Research Leave FellowshipsAAUWUnspecified11/15/2017
Doris Duke Fellowship ProgramThe Doris Duke Charitable FoundationUnspecified12/1/2017
Career Development GrantsAAUWUnspecified12/15/2017

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