Go Cougs!

Yuehe Lin was among four Washington State University faculty that have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

A WSU research team, including Xiao Zhang, recently received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop plant-based nanocrystals that coat and protect fruit buds during cold spells in the spring.

Jenny Adam co-authored a paper “Impacts of near-term regional climate change on agriculture in the Columbia River basin” in Water Resources Research.

Maria Tatum, Shelby Ruiz, and Liana Haugaard recently won all three top prizes at the 2018 Retail Design Institute’s Student Design Competition.

Engineers at the Washington State University Laboratory for Atmospheric Research are helping predict daily air pollution levels for the Pacific Northwest, including wildfire smoke.

Diane Cook’s smart home research was the subject of a story in IEEE’s The Institute.

Popular Mechanics, KXLY and others reported that associate professor Xianming Shi and graduate student Gang Xu, have figured out how to use fly ash in the production of concrete.

Safety Tip of the Week

Beat the Heat
According to the Red Cross, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods, in recent years. Follow these tips to stay safe during excessive heat events:

  • Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  • Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
  • Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

For more safety tips, contact Environmental Health and Safety at ehs@wsu.edu.

Save the Date!

2019 ASEE Pacific Northwest Section Conference
The 2019 ASEE PNW Section conference will be held March 21-22, 2019 at Oregon State University.

Award and Research Opportunities

Requests for Proposals, Research Announcements, and Events

Please note: As of August 15, 2018, there are no more “submission windows” for unsolicited proposals to CBET, CMMI, ECCS, or EEC core programs in NSF.

Investigators can submit proposals at any time during the year.

For a more complete listing of research funding opportunities, contact Dave Field.

TitleAgencyClose Date
Crimson Spirit AwardWSUOngoing
WSU Office of Research Information SessionsWSU Office of ResearchOngoing
ONNL Alternate Sponsored Fellowships (ASF) for Students, Faculty, and Visiting ScientistsPNNL, DOEContinuous
NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG, & MPSNSFContinuous
Experiential, Cooperative, and Work-integrated Education Research GrantsCEED- ASEEContinuous
Commercialization Gap FundWSU07/27/2018
2019 Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) Self Drive Challenge

US Army07/31/2018
Major Research Instrumentation Program  (MRI)

VCEA submissions must include a letter of acknowledgment from the Assoc. Dean for Research
Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass DestructionDOD09/30/2018
Fluid DynamicsNSF10/22/2018
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and TeachersNSF09/05/2018
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramNSF09/27/2018
Cooperative & Experiential Education Division Student Co-op of the Year / Student Intern of the Year AwardCEED-ASEE11/02/2018

WSU Office of Research’s Large Funding Opportunities Database

Student Research Opportunities and Internships

WSU offers a number of opportunities available to undergraduate students who wish to gain experiences working in their field of interest, including:

WSU Honors College Research Opportunities and Internships Database

Voiland College Career & Internship Center

WSU’s student employment/internship portal: Handshake

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