Go Cougs!

Taiji Miyasaka and David Drake’s simple way to recycle and reuse a major source of waste from buildings earned them a 2019 R+D Award from Architect Magazine.

Susmita Bose’s new curcumin-based drug delivery system was featured in a story by the Daily Evergreen.

NBC-affiliate KNDU interviewed Xiao Zhang about his eco-friendly alternative to Styrofoam.

Opportunities

Advertise Your Events and Lectures

“Events and Lectures” are the most cited reason VCEA employees read this newsletter!

Get the word out about your events by including them in the WSU/VCEA Calendar.

Anyone with a WSU Network ID can submit events to the calendar… be sure you read the “Taxonomies” section of the calendar tutorial before submitting your event.

It can take 2-3 days before your event is posted “live” on the WSU website.

Submit an event to the WSU/VCEA Calendar.

Stormwater Design Competition Entries Due July 21

The Seattle 2030 District is accepting submissions for our first stormwater competition in partnership with Boeing and Expeditors. Submissions are due July 21.

Commercialization Gap Fund Letter of Intent Due July 26

WSU’s Commercialization Gap Fund awards researchers up to $50,000  (with a maximum of $5,000 allocated towards business development activities) to those that demonstrate that their innovation(s) have the ability to make an economic impact in our society.

E8 Fellowship – Apply by August 9

E8 seeks a graduate student or a postdoctoral researcher with experience in technical fields to support our cleantech investment community and activities during the Fall semester. Apply by August 9.

Mandatory Accessibility Training

Ensuring Web accessibility on Washington State University websites is a priority and a policy that was endorsed and mandated by university executives in the summer of 2017. To provide guidance and support for these goals, an online training program has launched for website coordinators, designers and technicians.

This training is required annually and is designed to give participants an introductory-level understanding of Web accessibility. It equips people the fundamental skills needed to make a WSU website accessible. Take WSU’s accessibility training.

Laboratory Exploratory

Smart Environments Research Center

The mission of the Smart Environments Research Center is to enable the environments in which we live and work to be safer, healthier and more productive through the use of intelligent data analytics and adaptive systems.

SERC pursued this mission through multi-disciplinary research, education, outreach, and technology development and transfer in areas related to data analytics and adaptive systems for smart environments.

Learn more about the Smart Environments Research Center.

Inclusive Education Ideas

Check In

Take attendance. If possible, be aware of students who are frequently absent. Check-in with the student and/or notify the student’s academic advisor, and/or the Dean of Students with your concern.

Read more ideas to create a welcoming, engaging and inclusive classroom from the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

Be Safe Cougs

Beat the Heat

According to the Red Cross, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods, in recent years. Follow these tips to stay safe during excessive heat events:

  • Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  • Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
  • Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

Information on the air quality in Pullman will be continually updated on WSU’s alert website.

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

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