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.
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.
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.
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’s student employment/internship portal: Handshake