Go Cougs!

Regents Professor Anjan Bose has been invited to give the 2018 Steinmetz Memorial Lecture at Union College.

Mary Ellen Martinsen is featured on Voiland College’s home page.

DCI Engineering featured WSU interns Maddy Broers and Steven Berggren in their blog.

The WSU Vancouver Aerospace Club built a high-powered rocket that flew over 14,000 feet during the Spaceport America Cup.

Gent Ferati received the DeVlieg Undergraduate Research Foundation Award to pursue renewable energy research.

David Drake, Taiji Miyasaka, and Robert Richards’ innovative construction debris research is featured in NW Reporter.

David Winsor let everyone know that Steven Saunders’ ChE 441 class is better than all the rest at Saturday’s football game.

Wave the flag! Samantha McNicholas (CE ’17) took her first flight as an official Army aviator.

For Your Information

Dean’s Office Hours – Fall Semester
Dean Rezac will hold Voiland College office hours on September 19, October 8, November 19, December 19, from 4-5pm, in Carpenter 526.  Ten-minute spots will be available for individuals or small, themed groups. To reserve your spot during these dates, contact Nelda Hume, nelda.hume@wsu.edu.

Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute – Applications Due 9/21
Deadline extended! Successful Frank Scholar applicants will receive a $2,500 scholarship, enroll in a 3 credit entrepreneurship course and participate in an all-expenses paid tour of the Silicon Valley where they will network with professionals who have built successful businesses from the ground up. This program offers a rare opportunity matching students from engineering, business, finance, and communication majors to work together and develop business ideas throughout their junior and senior years. Encourage Juniors to apply!

Upcoming Seminars and Events

Sept 19Finding Funding with Pivot10:30 AMLighty 280 - RSVP
Sept 20Finding Funding with Pivot1:30 PMLighty 280 - RSVP
Sept 20VCEA Student Support Open House

Encourage students to come learn about VCEA’s tutoring and career services, the FIZ, and free cake and ice cream!
9AM to

1 PM
Dana Hall
Sept 20MME Seminar: “Ask us anything about graduate school!” Presented by Dr. Jacob Leachman, Dr. Lei Li, Dr. John McCloy, and Dr. John Swensen11:00 AMETRL 101
Sept 24Seminar by Mehrdad Javidi, Ph.D. Candidate, Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, “How musculoskeletal properties influence vertical jumping performance by Kangaroo rats”4:10PMADBF 1002
Sept 26PI Roles & Responsibilities10:30 AMLighty 280 - RSVP
Sept 26Dean Mary Rezac Town Hall Meeting3:30 PMETRL 101 and videoconf
Sept 27PI Roles & Responsibilities1:30 PMLighty 280 - RSVP
Oct 1Evening with Industry presented by the Society of Women Engineers5:30 PMSEL Event Center
Oct 6JCDREAM Symposium9 – 5 PMWSU Everett
Oct 6Oct 6 Simpson Strong-Tie Symposium.

Limited to 60 students. Deadline for registration is Sept 28

More Voiland College events.
More WSU Research events.

Be Safe Cougs

Bicycle Safety
It’s Palouse Bike Week! Bicycling is a healthy activity that’s good for all ages.

Here are some tips to keep you safe on the road:

  • Wear a bike helmet that fits you and is properly adjusted.
  • Be visible. Wear bright clothing (fluorescent is best). If you ride in the dark make sure you have reflectors on the front and rear of your bike. Many states require white lights on the front and red rear reflectors; a rear red flashing light makes it easier to be seen.
  • Check your bike to make sure tires are inflated properly, brakes are tight enough, and the chain is running smoothly.
  • Ride to the right of the road in the same direction as traffic. Go with the flow—not against it.
  • Keep at least one hand on the handlebars. If you need to carry books or groceries, put them in a bike carrier or backpack.
  • Be extra cautious at intersections—about half of crashes occur there. Obey traffic signals, and scan for traffic around you. Before making a turn, always look behind you for a break in traffic, then signal and position yourself in the proper lane.
  • When passing a pedestrian or another bike, warn them of your approach with a bell or shout (as in, “on your left!”).
  • Don’t wear a headset when you ride—you need to hear what’s going on.
  • Watch for hazards such as glass, rocks, squirrels, or potholes, which can cause you to lose control of your bike.
  • When riding near parked cars, be aware of doors that could suddenly open. The best bike safety practice is to ride far enough away from parked cars (about 4 feet) to avoid being hit by a door.

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

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.

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.

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This Fellowship is designed to help WSU undergraduates, graduates and post-docs learn best due diligence practices and gain a comprehensive “hands-on” understanding of what makes early-stage companies attractive to potential angel investors.

Washington Commercialization Gap FundWSUPreproposal Deadline: 9/21/2018
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramNSF9/27/2018
Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass DestructionDOD09/30/2018
Idaho National Laboratory Graduate FellowshipINLFall 2018
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Fellowship – Post GradsLLNL10/01/2018
National Security Internship Program for Undergraduates and GraduatesPNNL10/03/2018
Cooperative & Experiential Education Division Student Co-op of the Year / Student Intern of the Year AwardCEED-ASEE11/02/2018
Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM)NSFWSU Deadline: 1/8/2019
NSF CMMI CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop- March 25 – 27, in Charlotte, NCNSF01/08/2019
Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)NSF ($2-4M/yr)WSU Deadline: Anticipated, 4/4/2019
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

WSU Limited Submission Opportunities and Deadlines.
WSU Office of Research’s Large Funding Opportunities Database.

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