Go Cougs!

Krishnamoorthy Sivakumar and Ben Belzer received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop technology to more accurately read data from hard drives that are densely packed with information.

Construction management major, Olympic hopeful Brock Eager is featured on the Voiland College home page.

Jordan Getty, Allyssa Hampton, and other members of WSU’s Team Mentoring Program (TMP) toured several Boeing facilities in Everett, Wash., and visited with alumni mentors.

National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellow Tyler Fouty was featured in an article in the Valley Journal.

Phil Gruen chronicled some of the quirky history behind WSU Pullman’s architecture in a Daily Evergreen story.

Hamid Rad was recognized by Provost Bernardo as a Featured Faculty Member at Saturday’s football game.

Be Safe Cougs

Thanksgiving Building Safety Reminders (Pullman)
WSU Pullman buildings will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 25. Here are a few reminders that may help you prepare:

Buildings Are Locked
The exterior building card swipes will function for buildings with exterior card swipes. Otherwise, entry can be gained via a building key. Personnel and specified courses have been given Cougar Card access, or can request it through their department admin, similar to a request for a key.

Safety in Buildings – Do Not Prop Doors Open
Please do not prop exterior doors open. If you see a building exterior door propped open, please close it. If something in the building seems wrong, please don’t hesitate to contact the WSU Police at 911 or the non-emergency number at 509-335-1380.

Accidentally Locked Out?
If you are locked out of your area, you can call the non-emergency number for WSU Safety Services’, 509-335-1380. You will need to have ID with you to gain re-entry.

Be Prepared in Event of Power Loss
A power failure is one of the most likely emergency situations at WSU, and depending on what you are operating can create a high risk situation quickly. Please exercise caution in your emergency preparation planning around a power failure.

Voiland College has no buildings with backup power. When the power goes out power outlets do not work, hoods do not work, the air systems shut down, and elevators halt. (For PACCAR, toilets will also not flush – the building’s water reclamation system provides the toilets with water, but does not operate in a power outage.) The only systems that consistently work in a power failure are emergency lights, fire alarms, and emergency fire sprinklers. WSU does have generators but they are only used for an extended power loss, and only certain areas of campus may be brought online with the generators.

Working In Hazardous Environments
If you plan to work in a hazardous environment, please do not work alone. Make sure you have a colleague working in the area with you, and also tell someone (not working in the lab at the same time with you) where you will be and how long you plan to be there.

Emergency Contacts

In event of a life threatening emergency call 911.

In event of a security or safety concern, call WSU Safety Services at 509-335-1380.

In event of a facility issue please call Facilities Services at 509-335-9000.

In event of a lab safety issue please contact Environmental Health & Safety at 509-335-3041 or as appropriate, the Office of Radiation Safety at 509-335-8916.

For any concern please feel free to contact the VCEA Director of Facilities Operations and Safety Services directly at 509-335-3783 or 509-432-1649.

Upcoming Seminars and Events

Oct. 1-Nov 30Faculty Registration for Fall Commencement
Nov 26VSCEB Seminar (being held jointly with Department of Chemistry and CIRC) by William Schneider, H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey, University of Notre Dame, “The Catalytic Science of Making Up and Breaking Up Dinitrogen”4:10PMSpark 227
Nov 27Giving Tuesday—Supporting the ASWSU Coug Health Fund - a student-run, student-led initiative to directly support WSU students within the realms of mental health and sexual violence prevention.
Nov 27ESIC Seminar Series: Resilient Infrastructure Systems: Assessment and Decision-Making with Ji Yun Lee11 AMETRL 101
Dec 4ESIC Seminar Series: Renewable Scenario Generation Using Adversarial Networks with Baosen Zhang11 AMETRL 101
VariousWSU Training for Supervisors
Topics include workplace management issues, recruitment and hiring, equal opportunity, preventing sexual harassment, etc.
VariousHRS Research Administration Series
Subjects include grant process, compliance, F&A costs, cost sharing, award administration, etc.

More Voiland College events.
More WSU Research events.

Research Opportunities

Be aware of the latest updates from NSF on PPAPG changes for the coming year.

Award and Research OpportunitiesAgencyClose Date
ASEE 2019 Curtis W. McGraw Research AwardASEE12/03/2018
WSU New Faculty Seed GrantsWSU12/05/2018 Notice of Intent
Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM)NSFWSU Deadline: 1/8/2019
NSF CMMI CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop- March 25 – 27, in Charlotte, NCNSF01/08/2019
The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) Program 2019 Summer Term
The VFP seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to the DOE mission areas. As part of the program, selected university/college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty member participants may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student) to participate in the research project
2019 JCATI Request for ProposalsJCATI03/01/2019
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.

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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