Shikhar Pandey was named an Idaho National Laboratory graduate fellow.
WSU Insider featured a story on computer science major Daylan Kelting’s summer REU research experience under the direction of Aaron Crandall and Diane Cook.
Voiland College in the News
Save the Date!
ASEE PNW Conference
The 2019 ASEE PNW Section conference will be held March 21-22, 2019 at Oregon State University.
Safety Tip of the Week
WSU and other public universities are intensive targets of malicious emails designed to bypass security networks and collect personal information and/or cause maximum possible damage. By falsely presenting themselves as valid internal communications, these hackers are successful in confusing recipients and causing unnecessary harm.
Hackers are determined and dynamic, changing their approaches faster than the information technology industry can respond. These sophisticated messages often include fraudulent web links and/or attachments containing malware. Clicking on such links and attachments immediately exposes recipients to very serious cyber threats.
You can aid in protecting yourself and others in your community by not only forwarding suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, but also by strengthening your passwords. Here are a few tips to help block these hackers from successfully accessing your account and disrupting your ability to work and study:
Think length over complexity – passwords with at least 12 to 15 alpha characters can be more effective than short, complex alpha-numeric combinations.
Keep it weird – Common is less effective, and 111111111111 is not going to stop a hacker for long. Avoid sports and pop culture phrases, look for something no one else would use (ideally, a random string).
Don’t bunch up special characters – Many people capitalize at the beginning and add special characters to the end, losing the added benefits of these elements. Spread them out across the password and make a hacker’s job much more difficult.
Don’t double dip – Using the same password on your WSU account and other personal/business accounts provides hackers access to all of those accounts, once they obtain your information from one site. The best password will not save you from this. Use a different password for each site that you access.
If you believe you may have already clicked on a malicious link or attachment in a phishing email, please report the situation to email@example.com immediately and contact CougTech at (509) 335-4357. Please do not continue to use your computer until you have communicated with CougTech.
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