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A research team led by Ananth Kalyanaraman have developed a fast, scalable algorithm that can optimize the distribution of vaccines in a simulated epidemic network, potentially bringing the number of infected people down by three to seven times.

Eunice Kwon received an Honorable Mention in the Student Competition in Environmental Sensors at AIChE’s annual meeting last month.


Events

University Recreation is offering FREE Online Fitness Classes through December 13.

Tuesday, December 1 @ 11 AM

AGI-ESIC FA20 Seminar Series ~ “HELICS-based co-simulation with transactive microgrids using grid-edge devices” by Dr. Trevor Hardy (PNNL) and Monish Mukherjee, PhD Candidate (ESIC/WSU).

Tuesday, December 1 @ 1:10 PM

Learning management system training: Blackboard learn grade center:
We’ll explain different setup options, show how to grade and comment on student work, and demonstrate how to use the electronic rubric.

Tuesday, December 1 @ 6 PM

Northwest Faculty Exchange Lecture Series Waterscapes: The Dynamic Moving Whole:
The NW Faculty Exchange is an active venue to engage in collaborative conversations relevant to landscape architecture in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. and British Columbia.

Wednesday, December 2 @10:10 AM

Learning management system training: Canvas Getting Started:
WSU is moving from Blackboard to Canvas and we are here to make the transition as smooth as possible. In this introduction to Canvas we will show you how to create, upload, organize, and edit content including a review of the feature-rich content editor.

Thursday, December 3 @11 AM

MME Seminar: Investigations of dynamic material strength and interface friction using combined compression and shear plate impact loading – Presented by Dr. Vikas Praskash, Associate Director, Institute for Shock Physics, WSU Pullman.

Friday, December 4 @12:10 PM

EECS Lunch and Learn with Industry Series: How to get your foot in the door, keep learning and contribute to your company’s success by Troy Coleman, Puget Sound Energy.

Monday, December 7 1:10 PM

Learning management system training: Canvas Tests and Quizzes:
In this training we will review the full array of powerful question formats and setting options that allow you to precisely control and manage delivery of online assessments.

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Opportunities

Giving Tuesday Dec. 1

On this Giving Tuesday, please help provide support to our students by making a gift to the Voiland College Student Success Fund.

Zoom Recordings Older Than 6 months to be Deleted Dec. 8

Beginning Tuesday, December 8, 2020, WSU Zoom recordings stored in the cloud will be automatically deleted 6 months after the date of their creation. Additionally, recordings that are 6 months old or older will be automatically deleted at this time.

Workday Training: Complete by Dec. 11

Training is available to all WSU employees to help prepare for the switch to Workday. The Modernization Initiative recommends employees complete their review of these training essentials prior to December 11, 2020. Here are answers to the top questions asked about Workday training.

Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest

It’s that time of year again! Send us a photo of your ugly holiday sweater by Dec. 15. The ugliest sweaters as voted by our Instagram followers and VCEA judges win a Voiland College t-shirt!

Canvas Starts Spring 2021

With full access to the Canvas pilot, all WSU instructors have the option to migrate their Blackboard courses over to the new Learning Management Software (LMS) for the upcoming spring semester, which they can do by contacting their department’s course scheduler or campus scheduler. Faculty and staff will also soon be able to request a “sandbox” course. Visit WSU Insider or AOI to learn more and sign up for Canvas training.

Graduate Job Placement “Tip Line”

Voiland College Career Services has a “tip line” to help track student & graduate placement! If you know of an upcoming or recent graduate who accepted a job, is heading to graduate school, or has other post-graduation plans- let us know! Please send student name, company/grad school, job title & any other known information to: vcea.jobs@wsu.edu.

Research Funding and Awards

Visit Voiland College’s website or The Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships for lists of some of the national major research funding opportunities. Here are a few upcoming opportunities:

Many funding opportunities from government agencies and private foundations. Search for funding on Pivot using the institutional access login.

Office of Research Guidance

The Office of Research posts all guidance for on-site research, scholarship, and creative activities during the Covid-19 pandemic on their website.

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.


Graduate Student Opportunities

Opportunities for VCEA graduate students.


Be Safe Cougs

Cougar Card Replacement

WSU Cougar Card readers on the exterior of the PACCAR, Sloan, Dana, ETRL, and EE/ME buildings will be replaced early next spring, likely in February/March 2021.

WSU Cougar Card Center, in the basement of the Compton Union Building (CUB), is offering a free Cougar Card in-person replacement if your current card does not have the proximity capability.  If you’re not sure if your card has a proximity chip in it, you can call 335-CARD (335-2273) and they can tell you if your card has it or not over the phone.