The Office of the Provost Food Drive to benefit the Pullman and Moscow communities runs until 12 pm Noon on December 14. Provost Bernardo and Mrs. Bernardo will match each donation pound for pound! Please deliver canned and non-perishable food items to the donation box that will be near the elevator on the 5th Floor of Carpenter Hall.
Yuehe Lin was named a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics.
WSU Tri-Cities’ Coding Cougs Club recently finished second at the DUBHACKS hackathon.
Karl Olsen was recognized as a Provost Featured Faculty Member.
Jinwen Zhang is partnering with Hang Liu, assistant professor in WSU’s Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles to help reduce landfill waste through cotton waste textile recycling.
Krishnamoorthy Sivakumar and Ben Belzer are helping the hard drive industry increase the number of bits per square inch, or information density, stored on a hard disk by a factor of 10, according to the Daily Evergreen.
Mona Ghandi’s research project “Architecture of Emotive Intelligence” was in the winner section of the “Laka Competition: Architecture that Reacts” and it got Honorable Mention in the competition.
Upcoming Seminars and Events
|Dec 4||ESIC Seminar Series: Renewable Scenario Generation Using Adversarial Networks with Baosen Zhang||11 AM||ETRL 101|
|Dec 7||Fall 2018 EECS Senior Design Poster Competition|
Award ceremony to follow in ETRL 101
|10 – 1:30||EME hallways|
|Various||WSU Training for Supervisors|
Topics include workplace management issues, recruitment and hiring, equal opportunity, preventing sexual harassment, etc.
|Various||HRS Research Administration Series|
Subjects include grant process, compliance, F&A costs, cost sharing, award administration, etc.
Be Safe Cougs
The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) offers the following winter driving tips this holiday season. Protect yourself and your passengers. Allow extra time to reach your destination during inclement weather. It takes only one unprepared or careless driver to slow or stop traffic. Practice the following:
- Drive for conditions – slower speeds, slower acceleration.
- Check to see if you have traction tires.
- Know what the traction advisories mean.
- Do not use cruise control.
- Four-wheel and all-wheel vehicles do not stop or steer better on ice.
- Leave extra room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you– the larger the vehicle, the longer the stopping distance.
- Slow down when approaching intersections, ramps, bridges, chain-up areas, or shady spots. If you find yourself behind a snowplow, slow down and give the plow a little extra room.
Pass information and driving apps from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana departments of transportation can be found on WSU’s Safety website.
NSF PPAPG Changes
Be aware of the latest updates from NSF on PPAPG changes for the coming year.
|Award and Research Opportunities||Agency||Close Date|
|WSU New Faculty Seed Grants||WSU||12/05/2018
Notice of Intent
|Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM)||NSF||WSU Deadline: 1/8/2019|
|NSF CMMI CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop- March 25 – 27, in Charlotte, NC||NSF||01/08/2019|
|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 Proposals||JCATI||03/01/2019|
|Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)||NSF ($2-4M/yr)||WSU Deadline: Anticipated, 4/4/2019|
|Crimson Spirit Award||WSU||Ongoing|
|WSU Office of Research Information Sessions||WSU Office of Research||Ongoing|
|ONNL Alternate Sponsored Fellowships (ASF) for Students, Faculty, and Visiting Scientists||PNNL, DOE||Continuous|
|NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG, & MPS (Supplements to existing NSF awards)||NSF||Continuous|
|Experiential, Cooperative, and Work-integrated Education Research Grants||CEED- ASEE||Continuous|
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.