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Xinghui Zhao has been named director of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at WSU Vancouver.

Researchers led by Yong Wang have made a key first step in economically converting plant materials to fuels: keeping iron from rusting.

Voiland College students represented 12 of the 32 named as Auvil Scholars Fellowship, Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research, LSAMP Research and general undergraduate research award winners.

Hannah Thayer recently received the Architectural Research Centers Consortium King Student Medal for excellence in architectural and environmental research. Her story is featured on Voiland College’s home page this month.

Isidro Garcia’s undergraduate internship at PNNL was featured in the Tri-City Herald.


Events

Tuesday, August 25 @11 AM

ESIC Fall 2020 Seminar Series – Welcome.
Welcome & introduction by Energy Systems Innovation Center students, faculty, and staff.

Tuesday, August 25 @ 2 PM

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Academic Kick-Off.
New students meet with the Dean, the VCEA Student Success team, and learn about what resources, opportunities, and events that will be happening this year.

Tuesday, August 25 @3:10 PM

Zoom (Master Session).
Zoom allows users to communicate through webcam/microphones, chat, and screen sharing.

Wednesday, August 26 @ 2 PM

Voiland Student Club Social.
Meet more than 40 student clubs and organizations, win prizes, reconnect with friends, and learn how to get involved! This year’s Student Club Social will take place over three days via Zoom.

Thursday, August 27 @ 11 PM

MME Seminar: Soft pneumatic robots: Designing for more dexterity.
Presented by Dr. Ming Luo, Assistant Professor, WSU School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

Thursday, August 27 @ 2 PM

Voiland Student Club Social.
Meet more than 40 student clubs and organizations, win prizes, reconnect with friends, and learn how to get involved! This year’s Student Club Social will take place over three days via Zoom.

Friday, August 28 @ 2 PM

Voiland Student Club Social.
Meet more than 40 student clubs and organizations, win prizes, reconnect with friends, and learn how to get involved! This year’s Student Club Social will take place over three days via Zoom.

Monday, August 31 3:10 PM

Blackboard Learn Basics.
This training will provide a review of the Blackboard LMS and unveil the possibilities of its usage.

Tuesday, September 1 3:10 PM

VoiceThread: .
Learn how to engage students in meaningful conversation by interacting with their peers and media.

Include Your Event

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Inclusive Education Ideas

Chromebook and WiFi HotSpot Device Borrowing Program

Students who are interested in borrowing a WiFi device and or a Chromebook free of charge can submit a request via the WiFi HotSpot Program and Computer Loan Program websites. Both pieces of equipment are available to WSU students across the university system.

Fall Semester FAQs

Read, post, and share the fall semester Frequently Asked Questions for FAQs for VCEA students.

Tutoring Begins Tuesday, August 25

VCEA Tutoring Services will begin drop-in tutoring on Tuesday, August 25. Students will be able to access tutors via Zoom rooms for real-time academic support. The fall 2020 schedule will be available on Monday, August 24. Questions? Concerns? Contact the director, Becky Dueben at rdueben@wsu.edu or call 509 336 9417.

WSU Launches New Academic Questions Hotline

Washington State University has a new hotline for academic questions. The number to call is 509-335-6000. The hotline will be staffed by the Academic Success and Career Center weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Library Locker Pickup Available

WSU Libraries are now offering a 24/7 contactless locker pickup adjacent to Terrell Library as a safe way of providing library materials to patrons.

EECS Textbook Lending Library

Currently the following books are available to borrow for the entire Fall semester at WSU Pullman! CptS 121, 260, 321 and 455. ECONS 101, MATH 140 & 220, FineArt 101, MRKTG 407, PSYCH 105 & 230, COM 101 & 102, ACCTG 230 & 231, HIST 105/305, MIS 250, HD 220, CE 211, MGTOP 215, KINES 262 & 266, BIOL 353, SOE 102, ENGL 402 and an i-clicker. Please email kathryn.jackson@wsu.edu to set up an appointment to pick up a textbook.

Career Prep for Your Classroom

Faculty- don’t let an unexpected event cause you to cancel class! The Voiland College Internships & Career Services office is always looking for opportunities to educate students about career preparation. Whether you’d like us to cover a whole class period, partial class period, or a few minutes giving an overview of our services, we’re excited to chat with your students! Call Sandi Brabb at (509) 335-3740 or brabb@wsu.edu for more information and to schedule your next class visit.


Opportunities

Share Your Events

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Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship

Oregon State University is providing an incredible fellowship program called Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium Graduate Scholarship for STEM graduate students attending any of member four-year universities in the fields of space science or aerospace. Candidates should be a U.S citizen with an excellent academic record to apply for this grant.

Crimson Spirit Award

Have you noticed a WSU employee going out of their way to help a colleague or customer? Nominate them for the Crimson Spirit award to recognize their excellent service. Submit a nomination.


Be Safe Cougs

WSU COVID-19 Employee Resources

COVID-19 Leave and Work Information.

Faculty/Staff Resource Awareness Survey.

For Parents/Caregivers:

Daily Coug Connect at 10 a.m.

Experts system-wide present 5-30 minute Zoom sessions for WSU employees.

Health and Wellbeing Resources

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to offer emotional support during this stressful period. You may contact EAP by calling 1-877-313-4455 or visiting the EAP website.

WSU is committed to supporting your overall health and wellbeing. Visit the WellCoug website for more information and resources to offer support, manage stress and enhance your resilience.

WSU COVID-19 Information

WSU COVID19-related info is available on WSU’s website.