Events

Saturday, August 10 @ 10:00 AM
Interactive activities at the Palouse Discovery Science Center

WSU’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering team will host the interactive activities at the Palouse Discovery Science Center. Come learn more about 3D printing!
August 12-16
WSU Week of Welcome

Events include a pep rally, class photo, orientation, college kick-offs, convocation, and all-campus picnic.
Friday. August 16
New Faculty Orientation

The 2019 New Faculty Orientation will be held in the Compton Union Building (CUB), Junior Ballroom (Room 210) on the WSU Pullman Campus.
Thursday, August 22 @ 2:00 PM
VCEA Ice Cream Social
Monday, August 26 @ 4:10 PM
CHE 598 Seminar Series

Single-Step Conversion of Ethanol to Butadiene and Butenes Over Ag/ZrO2/SBA-16 Catalysts w/Austin Winkelman.

Go Cougs!

Omar Al-Hassawi offered natural tips on how to beat the heat this summer in the WSU Insider.

Students of Amanda Hohner, Richard Watts, and Ph.D. candidate Mehnaz Shams recently competed in the Waste-management Education Research Consortium (WERC) Environmental Design Contest.

Lloyd Smith’s work with Major League Baseball to figure out if and why “juiced baseballs” have triggered a surge in home runs was featured in USA Today.

Opportunities

ORAP “Pitching the Business Value of Your Research” Competition

Cash awards to support lab accounts. Applications are due Sept. 9.

Faculty Award Nominations Due September 13

Faculty awards are given annually by WSU to honor those faculty members who epitomize the highest levels of excellence in the pursuit of the university’s mission and goals. Learn more and nominate a faculty member.

ORAP Travel Grant Competition

Applications are due Sept. 15.

ORAP RA and $10K Competition

Opportunity for $10,000 and a doctoral-level research assistant for the calendar year 2020. Applications are due Sept. 24.

ORAP Team Planning Grant – Apply by Oct. 1

Opportunity to win $50,000 plus a two‑semester doctoral-level research assistant to develop an extramural center-type grant proposal. Applications are due by Oct. 1.

NSF – Research Traineeship Program – Apply by Oct. 17

WSU ORAP is now accepting limited submission pre-proposals for the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) program. The NRT is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training.

Be Safe Cougs

Wildfire Smoke

Air quality in various locations statewide may begin to deteriorate due to wildfire smoke. WSU Campuses and Research and Extension Centers could be affected.

For general information go to the Environmental Health & Safety’s Wildfire Smoke page, which  provides information on the health effects of wildfire smoke, and links to various air quality websites with updated air quality information and appropriate precautions.

If you have further questions please contact Environmental Health and Safety at ehs@wsu.edu / 509-335-3041, your regional campus Environmental Health & Safety office, or your local Health Department.

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