Go Cougs!

SDC students participating the Rural Communities Design Initiative’s efforts to redesign the Pufferbelly Depot were recently mentioned in a story on KLEW TV. The program is led by Interior Design faculty member Bob Krikac.

A paper co-written by Hongfei Lin was featured on the cover of ChemSusChem.

Several SDC students are experiencing City of Lights for the first time together in the 2018 summer study tour “Paris: A Designer’s View” led by Bob Krikac and Carrie Vielle.

The DOE’s Office of Environmental Management featured a story on Jose Marcial.

Omar Al-Hassawi gave tips to the Spokesman Review on how to keep your home cool during summer heatwaves.

Anurag Srivastava organized a NSF workshop in Portland to connect power engineering and data science experts.

Voiland College in the News

WSU Insider
Gambling for national success in robotic submarine competition

NSF grant supports research advancing biological network analytics

Private support for WSU surpasses $145 million in 2018

More Voiland College news.

For Your Information

Boeing Mentorship Program Applications Due Aug 30
Know an outstanding student? Encourage them to apply for the Boeing Mentorship Program!

WSU engineering students are paired with a mentor from Boeing who can provide information about the aerospace industry, opportunities at Boeing, and general career guidance.

Applications are due August 30.

Safety Tip of the Week

Voiland College Safety Training
The Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, in partnership with WSU’s Environmental Health & Safety, has created a specifically designed safety course to address the most common safety practices and areas of risk lab users may experience at WSU.

The course has been taken by numerous seasoned scientists, as well as those with no lab experience. Both groups have noted they come away from the course pleasantly surprised at what they learned, and most make changes in their lab practices as a result. It is quite informative.

Voiland College strongly encourages all personnel working in or supporting a lab environment to take this training, regardless of experience. Undergraduates who are working/researching for a PI and who may be exposed to a lab are also encouraged to attend.

The training, already a requirement for any PACCAR Clean Technology Building lab user, provides an updated look at current lab practices as well as three primary areas that influence risk within a lab:

The safety course is free of charge. See the Seminar and Events calendar below for days and times.

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

Upcoming Seminars and Events

Aug 15WSU Graduate School OrientationOpen at 8 amCUB Sr Ballroom
Aug 15New Student Pep Rally and Class Picture6:30 PMMartin Stadium
Aug 15, 16, 17, 29VCEA Safety TrainingVariousVarious
Aug 16 “Ask Me Anything” Voiland College Academic Kick-Off2 pmTodd 116
Aug 17University Convocation10 amBeasley
Aug 17All Campus Picnic11 amCougar Way
Aug 23Voiland College Ice Cream Social3 pmETRL Courtyard
Aug 29EECS Student Club Night4:10 PMSPARK

More Voiland College events.

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 most of the core programs in the Engineering directorate of NSF (other directorates maintain proposal windows for unsolicited proposals).

Investigators can submit proposals to these programs at any time during the year.

There is a DOE Nuclear Energy Webinar Aug. 7-9 that discusses the upcoming calls for universities. Register for the webinar.

View the webinar schedule.

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, & MPS (Supplements to existing NSF awards)NSFContinuous
Experiential, Cooperative, and Work-integrated Education Research GrantsCEED- ASEEContinuous
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and TeachersNSF8/8/2018
EMSL Equipment Use ProposalsPNNL/EMSL9/1/2018
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramNSF9/27/2018
Professional Grant Development Workshop- Seattle, WAGrant Training Center08/20-21/2018
NEW NSF Research Experience for UndergraduatesNSF08/22/2018
NEW EMSL Equipment Use ProposalsEMSL09/01/2018
Major Research Instrumentation Program  (MRI)

VCEA submissions must include a letter from the Assoc. Dean for Research (dfield@wsu.edu)

WSU Deadline:

Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass DestructionDOD09/30/2018
NEW Idaho National Laboratory Graduate FellowshipINLFall 2018
Cooperative & Experiential Education Division Student Co-op of the Year / Student Intern of the Year AwardCEED-ASEE11/02/2018
NEW Enabling Quantum Leap: Convergent Accelerated Discovery Foundries for Quantum Materials Science, Engineering and Information (Q-AMASE-i)NSF ($20-25M award)LOI: 9/17/2018
NEW Washington Commercialization Gap FundWSUPreproposal Deadline:

NEW Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM)NSFWSU Deadline:

NEW Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)NSF ($2-4M/yr)WSU Deadline:

Anticipated, 4/4/2019

WSU Limited Submission Opportunities and Deadlines

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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