Events

Submit an Event

“Events, lectures, and symposiums” were among the most cited items of interest in recent surveys with our students, staff, and faculty. Recent changes to the system now allow any WSU employee to add events to the WSU Calendar.

To add your event, visit the Voiland College Event Calendar and select “Submit an Event” on the right. A helpful tutorial is also provided- Tip #10 is especially important!

Upcoming Events

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!

Recent bioengineering grad Lars Neuenschwander’s experience with a program that performs life-changing surgeries in Guatemala was featured in Washington State Magazine.

Ali Hajbabaie’s research on smarter traffic signals was highlighted in Washington State Magazine.

WSU Tri-Cities students Bryan Chronister, Tanner Reyff, Rayce Barnes and Tomokazu Hager partnered with Washington River Protection Solutions to design a prototype instrument that could one day be implemented to assess the exact location, amount and arrangement of solid radioactive waste in Hanford tanks.

Opportunities

WSU I-Corps Entrepreneurship Program – Apply by Sept. 6

WSU I-Corps is a National Science Foundation funded program enabling students, faculty, staff, and community members to catalyze their technology and innovation concepts for high-growth start-up companies by utilizing LEAN Startup Methodologies. The 10-week course provides teams with education, resources, mentors, and funding to conduct discovery and determine if their innovation is a product-market fit. Apply by September 6.

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.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program –Apply by Oct. 22

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Be Safe Cougs

Lab Safety

Anyone in a Voiland College laboratory[1] will at all times wear personal protective eyewear approved by the latest edition of the ANSI Z87.1 safety standard. This policy applies to all individuals in a laboratory – faculty members, researchers, students, visitors, photographers, etc. – anyone crossing the threshold of the laboratory.

If you want to learn more about this policy, or have questions or concerns about any of WSU’s safety policies and procedures, please contact Billy Schmuck, VCEA Safety Committee Chair, or your safety committee member.

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Deadline for submissions is 12 pm on Thursdays; send an email to VCEA.News@wsu.edu.

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