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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 19||Finding Funding with Pivot||10:30 AM||Lighty 280 - RSVP|
|Sept 20||Finding Funding with Pivot||1:30 PM||Lighty 280 - RSVP|
|Sept 20||VCEA Student Support Open House|
Encourage students to come learn about VCEA’s tutoring and career services, the FIZ, and free cake and ice cream!
|Sept 20||MME Seminar: “Ask us anything about graduate school!” Presented by Dr. Jacob Leachman, Dr. Lei Li, Dr. John McCloy, and Dr. John Swensen||11:00 AM||ETRL 101|
|Sept 24||Seminar by Mehrdad Javidi, Ph.D. Candidate, Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, “How musculoskeletal properties influence vertical jumping performance by Kangaroo rats”||4:10PM||ADBF 1002|
|Sept 26||PI Roles & Responsibilities||10:30 AM||Lighty 280 - RSVP|
|Sept 26||Dean Mary Rezac Town Hall Meeting||3:30 PM||ETRL 101 and videoconf|
|Sept 27||PI Roles & Responsibilities||1:30 PM||Lighty 280 - RSVP|
|Oct 1||Evening with Industry presented by the Society of Women Engineers||5:30 PM||SEL Event Center|
|Oct 6||JCDREAM Symposium||9 – 5 PM||WSU Everett|
|Oct 6||Oct 6 Simpson Strong-Tie Symposium.|
Limited to 60 students. Deadline for registration is Sept 28
Be Safe Cougs
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.
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.
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.