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Voiland College This Week – February 20, 2018

Go Cougs!

Partha Pande has been appointed as Director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, effective March 1, 2018.

Nella Ludlow has been appointed as the new director of WSU’s interdisciplinary data analytics undergraduate degree program.

WSU recently signed agreements with Austria’s Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and Germany’s Leibniz University (LUH) in Hannover to pursue the establishment of transatlantic collaborations on research programs and student exchanges.

The Black Shed project, led by professor Taiji Miyasaka, recently received a prestigious design-build award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

Ph.D. students Yang Song and Shaofang Fu received the 2018 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, sponsored by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

Ryan Durkoop, Megan Stanavitch, Alex Reeves and Matthew Miller– Four mechanical engineering students from WSU Everett, represented WSU at Undergraduate Research Day in Olympia.

Safety Tip of the Week

Stay Alert

Make sure to sign up for the WSU Alert System to be notified when there are changes to campus operations.

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

Did You Know?

WSU’s Mathematics and Statistics Department sponsors a Tea Social that is held in Neill Hall’s “Hacker Lounge” and runs from 3-4pm every Wednesday.

Voiland College in the News

Tech Explorist
Virtual reality technology enables virtual Olympics participation

The Lens
Helping cross-laminated timber go mainstream

Energy Harvesting
Sodium battery could provide cheap, effective lithium alternative

Research Features
Food, water and energy resources – the rule of three

Moscow-Pullman Daily News
WSU researchers helping NASA get submarine to Titan

Washington State Magazine
Fires burned, cauldrons bubble

More Voiland College News

Upcoming Seminars and Events

DateEventTimeVenue
VariousCareer & Professional Development Employer Information SessionsVariousVarious
Feb 28Best Practices for Winning Defense Research Contracts” presented by Dr. Nella Ludlow3 PMETRL 101
NEW          Feb 21, 23Winter Games Virtual Reality Viewing Parties10-12:30 PMSpark Atrium
NEW Feb 22MME Seminar Series Welcomes Dr. Yogendra Joshi, Georgia Institute of Technology11 AMETRL 101
NEW Feb 26

 
The Future of Mars Exploration, Dr. Anita Sengupta, Senior Vice President of Virgin Hyperloop One – Physics & Astronomy Colloquium4 PMWebster 17
NEW Feb 26Lecture by Trent Graham, Ph.D. Student, Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, “Quantification of Supramolecular Assembly in Complex Liquids by Pulsed Field Gradient and Magic Angle Spinning NMR Spectroscopy”4:10-5 PMADBF 1002/Floyd 256 (Tri-Cities)
Feb 26Donuts With The Dean9 AMSloan 101
NEW Feb 26GALLERY OPENING: “Structure from Color: Architectural Sketching of Matthew Brehm”4:30 PMCarpenter Hall Gallery
NEW Feb 28Best Practices for Winning Defense Research Contracts” presented by Dr. Nella Ludlow3 PMETRL 101
NEW Mar 3-4The 6th Annual CrimsonCode Hackathon9 AMSpark
Mar 9VCEA 3-Minute Thesis Qualifying Round2 PMETRL 101
Mar 24Kids’ Science in Engineering Day10-2 PMCUE
Mar 262018 Ensor Lectureship4 PMFloyd CC
NEW Mar 27Dean’s Town Hall Meeting3:30 PMETRL 101

More Voiland College Events

Research Opportunities

Requests for Proposals, Research Announcements, and Events
For a more complete listing of research funding opportunities, contact Dave Field.

TitleAgencyClose Date
ONNL Alternate Sponsored Fellowships (ASF) for Students, Faculty, and Visiting ScientistsPNNL, DOEContinuous
NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG, & MPSNSFContinuous
BRAIN Initiative:  Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)NIH02/23/2018
NEW Early Career Faculty (ECF)NASA - NSPIRES02/28/2018 (Notice of Intent)
Academic-Industrial Partnerships to Translate and Validate in vivo Cancer Imaging SystemsNIH03/01/2018
VCEA Safety Award Nominations DueVCEA03/02/2018
VCEA Jr. Faculty Research Award Nominations DueVCEA03/02/2018
VCEA Faculty Excellence Awards Nominations DueVCEA03/02/2018
VCEA Staff Excellence Awards Nominations DueVCEA03/02/2018
WSU Meyer’s Point Environmental Field Station Small Grant Proposals Due

 
CAHNRS03/02/2018
2018 JCATI Requests for Proposals

JCATI provides short term funding via academic collaboration for WA aerospace companies with technology roadblocks.
JCATI03/02/2018
2018 President's Awards for Leadership Staff/Faculty Nominations DueWSU03/09/2018
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Rehabilitation Strategies, Techniques, and InterventionsHealth & Human Services03/12/2018
Environmental Education Local Grants ProgramEPA03/15/2018
High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Collaboration Grant ProposalsDOE03/15/2018
NEW VCEA Outreach, Connection, and Engagement Award Nominations Due to John SchneiderVCEA03/23/2018
Expeditions in ComputingNSF04/25/2018
Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant MaterialsJCDREAM04/30/2018
Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass DestructionDOD09/30/2018
CatalysisNSF10/22/2018
Fluid DynamicsNSF10/22/2018
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and TeachersNSF09/05/2018
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramNSF09/27/2018
WSU Office of Research’s Large Funding Opportunities Database

For Students and Postdocs

TitleAgencyClose Date
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Science Education and Workforce Development Virtual Career FairONRL02/22/2018
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

 
WSOS02/28/2018
Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School ProgramHomeland Security02/28/2018
Grace Hopper Celebration ScholarshipAnitaB.org03/07/2018
SURCA Undergraduate GrantsWSU Emeritus Society03/19/2018

WSU Student Research Opportunities and Internships

WSU offers a number of opportunities available to undergraduate students who wish to gain experiences working in their field of interest.

Visit https://honors.wsu.edu/opportunities-internships/ for announcements about job openings and internships at WSU.


Voiland College This Week is distributed to Voiland College staff and faculty every Tuesday.
Read past issues of Voiland College This Week at https://vcea.wsu.edu/faculty-staff/.
Deadlines for submissions to Voiland College This Week are 12 pm Thursdays.
Contact VCEA.News@wsu.edu to submit items for Voiland College This Week.

Voiland College This Week – February 13, 2018

Go Cougs!

Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Susmita Bose has been named a fellow of the Materials Research Society.

The Daily Evergreen featured a story on efforts by the Modeling, Motion and Medical Robotics Laboratory, led by associate professor John Swensen, to develop steerable needles that use waterjets to reduce tissue damage and lower the risk of infection in medical procedures.

WSU Insider featured a story on WSU Tri-Cities computer science students Logan Wickham, Andrew Tolman and Matthew Harris, who are developing cyber security infrastructure for their senior design project.

Two teams at WSU Tri-Cities have partnered with Washington River Protection Solutions to procure and program an autonomous vehicle and develop a form of ultra-high-performance concrete to help protect workers in radioactive areas at the Hanford Site and safely immobilize solid secondary wastes.

Computer Science major Kaveh Khorram’s hackathon experience is the focus of this week’s Voiland College feature story.

Voiland College in the News

Digital Trends
WSU’s system monitors seniors’ activities to help them live independently longer

The Everett Herald
Lakewood High graduate is a reminder that big thoughts often come from small-town schools.

The Engineer
WSU team helps NASA test space submarine for Titan’s seas

WSU Insider
Sodium battery research improves possibility of cheap lithium alternative

More Voiland College News

Did You Know?

Health & Wellness Services is offering several training opportunities for responding to someone in crisis.

Upcoming Seminars and Events

DateEventTimeVenue
VariousCareer & Professional Development Employer Information SessionsVariousVarious
Feb 13VCEA Lab Safety- LAR11:10 AMPACCAR 305
Feb 14CleanTech Series: Nuclear Fusion7:30 AMSpark 233
Feb 14Architecture Faculty Lecture: Juliette Dubroca5:30 PMSpark G45
Feb 15MME Seminar Series Welcomes: Dr. Tao Xing, University of Idaho11 AMETRL 101
Feb 21“Best Practices for Winning Defense Research Contracts” presented by Dr. Nella Ludlow3 PMETRL 101
Mar 9VCEA 3-Minute Thesis Qualifying Round2 PMETRL 101
Mar 24Kids’ Science in Engineering Day10-2 PMCUE
Mar 262018 Ensor Lectureship4 PMFloyd CC

More Voiland College Events

Research Opportunities

Requests for Proposals, Research Announcements, and Events
For a more complete listing of research funding opportunities, contact Dave Field.

TitleAgencyClose Date
ONNL Alternate Sponsored Fellowships (ASF) for Students, Faculty, and Visiting ScientistsPNNL, DOEContinuous
NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG, & MPSNSFContinuous
NEW 2018 President's Awards for Leadership Student Nominations DueWSU02/19/2018
BRAIN Initiative:  Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)NIH02/23/2018
Academic-Industrial Partnerships to Translate and Validate in vivo Cancer Imaging SystemsNIH03/01/2018
VCEA Safety Award Nominations DueVCEA03/02/2018
VCEA Jr. Faculty Research Award Nominations DueVCEA03/02/2018
VCEA Faculty Excellence Awards Nominations DueVCEA03/02/2018
VCEA Staff Excellence Awards Nominations DueVCEA03/02/2018
NEW WSU Meyer’s Point Environmental Field Station Small Grant Proposals Due

 
CAHNRS03/02/2018
2018 JCATI Requests for Proposals

JCATI provides short term funding via academic collaboration for WA aerospace companies with technology roadblocks.
JCATI03/02/2018
NEW 2018 President's Awards for Leadership Staff/Faculty Nominations DueWSU03/09/2018
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Rehabilitation Strategies, Techniques, and InterventionsHealth & Human Services03/12/2018
Environmental Education Local Grants ProgramEPA03/15/2018
High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Collaboration Grant ProposalsDOE03/15/2018
Expeditions in ComputingNSF04/25/2018
Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant MaterialsJCDREAM04/30/2018
Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass DestructionDOD09/30/2018
CatalysisNSF10/22/2018
Fluid DynamicsNSF10/22/2018
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and TeachersNSF09/05/2018
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramNSF09/27/2018
WSU Office of Research’s Large Funding Opportunities Database

For Students and Postdocs

TitleAgencyClose Date
WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Awards Application – application deadlineWSU02/15/2018
NEW Oak Ridge National Laboratory Science Education and Workforce Development Virtual Career FairONRL02/22/2018
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

 
WSOS02/28/2018
NEW Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School ProgramHomeland Security02/28/2018
Grace Hopper Celebration ScholarshipAnitaB.org03/07/2018
SURCA Undergraduate GrantsWSU Emeritus Society03/19/2018

WSU Student Research Opportunities and Internships

WSU offers a number of opportunities available to undergraduate students who wish to gain experiences working in their field of interest.

Visit https://honors.wsu.edu/opportunities-internships/ for announcements about job openings and internships at WSU.


Voiland College This Week is distributed to Voiland College staff and faculty every Tuesday.
Read past issues of Voiland College This Week at https://vcea.wsu.edu/faculty-staff/.
Deadlines for submissions to Voiland College This Week are 12 pm Thursdays.
Contact VCEA.News@wsu.edu to submit items for Voiland College This Week.

Voiland College This Week – January 30, 2018

Go Cougs!

Pac World Magazine featured an interview with Anjan Bose.

Katie Zhong and graduate student Hamid Souzandeh’s research on environmentally-friendly soy air filters was one of WSU News’s Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2017.

Computer Science major and Harold Frank Scholar Shusanta Bhattarai  was part of a winning team at NW Hacks, the biggest hackathon in Western Canada. Bhattarai’s entry was an app that aims to solve the inefficient method of locating callers during 911 calls.

WSU I-Corps Team Chimeric Designs were featured in the Daily Evergreen.

A summer internship project by civil engineering major De’Antay Williams is featured on Voiland College’s Facebook page.

Interior design students Ashtyn Perlatti and Brittani Danielson were featured in the Daily Evergreen

A story on recent materials science and engineering Ph.D. grad Craig Owens, a third-generation Coug, is featured on the WSU Graduate School web site.

Civil engineering undergraduate student Cai Yamato was awarded the ASCE Inland Empire Scholarship.

Safety Tip of the Week

Sit Tight
People who spend a lot of their day seated at a desk are prone to strains and other injuries related to posture and repetitive movement.

A few things you can do to improve your posture at work are making sure your ears are in line with your shoulders, doing small back and neck exercises at your desk, and try to stand up every so often to stretch.

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

For Your Information

Facility Updates

Dana Hall 1st Floor Restrooms Update – Starting Monday January 29th
The Dana Hall 1st floor restrooms are getting a face lift. The renovations will update fixtures and also support ADA requirements (handicap door openers, new stalls including a stall that is ADA compliant, new sinks, toilets, urinals, paper towel holders, soap dispensers, and paint).  To complete the updates, the restrooms will be out of service starting this next Monday, January 29th.  The renovations are scheduled to be completed sometime in the end of April or early May.  Regrettably, lockers will not be able to be reinstalled.  If you have items in the restrooms, please remove them before next Monday.  Lockers are available in both the men’s and women’s Dana Hall basement restrooms.  While construction is underway nearby restrooms are available on Dana ground floor, as well as Dana 2nd floor, or in the EE/ME building.  At some point water will be shut off to the Dana 1st floor faculty/staff/kitchen.  Facilities Services is trying to limit the outage(s), and is planning to coordinate in advance through MyFacilities Event Notices.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during the renovation.  To sign up for Facilities Services notices please go to the MyFacilities Site , click on the Event Notification on the left hand navigation window, and follow the information provided.

Wayfinding at East Entries to Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
The East entries to EE/ME, on first and second floors, are getting a change in paint color and signage.  (The East entry is on the side next to Spokane Street, with the connecting pedestrian bridge.)  The project is to help building users visually differentiate between the three different building entries.  Signage is being installed to indicate each interconnected building: Sloan, Dana and EEME.  Building directories will follow later this spring.  The EE/ME building hallways are also being refreshed with new paint (same color) as part of a Facilities Services renewal project, in partnership with Voiland College.

Furniture Updates in Public Areas
Voiland College, together with ASWSU’s approval of utilizing Student Tech fees, is updating several public study spaces with new furniture and digital collaboration tables.  The areas being updated are open for all students to access.  These areas include the basement and first floor hallway study nooks in EE/ME, as well as Dana 224 and 216.  Some of the furniture has already arrived and been installed.  The remaining furniture should be arriving, and/or the installations completed, in the coming months.

Wireless Installed in Dana
Voiland College, in partnership with WSU ITS, is extending wireless coverage throughout Dana Hall.  The project includes adding access points to 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.  Where there is coverage on these floors now it is limited to two access points per floor.  The limited coverage has left many users in the building frustrated with the lack of consistency in availability or performance, or without wireless access.  The Dana wireless project is increasing the coverage to five access points per floor, akin to the coverage the Dana Basement has now.  (Dana Hall does not allow for good horizontal or vertical wireless signal penetration so stacking access points is not effective, as it might be in other buildings.)  The electrical work has begun and it is expected WSU ITS will complete their access point installations by mid-February.  Once completed the installations will provide coverage to all Dana Hall building occupants.  During the upgrade there may be times where wireless is interrupted.  WSU ITS is planning to coordinate these outages in advance.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during the transition.

Closure of College Avenue Until Repairs Made
Per WSU Facilities Services Event Notices, College Avenue will be closed.  While the road is usually closed in the winter time due to the steep grade and icy conditions, there are additional problems with the tunnel conditions under the road, making vehicular traffic over the roadway unsafe. Pedestrian traffic is without risk.  This will also require a partial closure of Columbia Street and Tacoma Street. Repairs to the tunnel lid will commence later this Spring when the weather allows, and the road will be closed until those repairs can be made.  The repair timeline from Facilities Services notes the road may be closed through 9/28/2018.  To sign up for Facilities Services notices please go to the MyFacilities Site , click on the Event Notification on the left hand navigation window, and follow the information provided.

New – Access to College Rooms Provided via Cougar Card
Voiland College has been moving its centrally utilized rooms over to Cougar Card readers in an effort to help provide users with faster and more convenient access.  Previously keys had to be checked out for college controlled spaces, creating a hassle for many.  Now users can get access to the spaces via their Cougar Card.  These rooms include ETRL 101 (Voiland College Seminar Room), ETRL 103 (Voiland Small Conference Room), ETRL 119 (Voiland College Large Conference Room), and Dana 142 (prior Dean’s Conference Room).  ETRL 117 (catering kitchen in support of ETRL 119) will be coming online in the coming month.  If you don’t already have Cougar Card access, please note the following:

For future room reservations door access will be provided as part of the room’s reservation.
Please note the following information to add to a room reservation request:

  • Please include the name and contact information of the person(s) needing door access for the reservation in the message for the room reservation request.  (The how to reserve a VCEA room is linked here.)
  • When the room reservation is approved, door access will be provided as part of the reservation.

Upcoming Seminars and Events

DateEventTimeVenue
Thru Jan. 31Gallery Exhibit: “Revisiting the Legacy of Tom Berger” SDC Gallery
Feb. 6 NEWCareer Expo10 - 3Beasley
Feb. 6 NEWWSU Energy Systems Innovation Center Seminar:

“Machine Learning for PMU Data Streams: Event Detection and Cybersecurity at the Transmission and Distribution Levels” --Scott Wallace, Associate Professor, WSU Vancouver
11 AMETRL 101
Feb. 7 NEWBoeing Career Development Lecture Series4 PMTodd 121
Feb. 7 NEWGALLERY OPENING: “Out in Front: Challenges and Solutions in Landscape Architecture”4:30 PMCarpenter Hall Gallery
March 13 NEWVCEA 3-Minute Thesis Qualifying Round2 PMETRL 101
April 2SURCA CUB
April 12Voiland College Convocation3:30 PMDaggy Hall Jones Theatre
April 27VCEA Capstone Expo9 AM – 12 PMFloyd CC
June 24 – 27ASEE 125th  Annual Conference & ExpositionVariousSalt Lake City, UT

More Voiland College Events

Research Opportunities

Requests for Proposals, Research Announcements, and Events
For a more complete listing of research funding opportunities, contact Dave Field.

TitleAgencyClose Date
ONNL Alternate Sponsored Fellowships (ASF) for Students, Faculty, and Visiting ScientistsPNNL, DOEContinuous
NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG, & MPSNSFContinuous
Ford Foundation Senior Postdoctoral FellowshipNASEM01/31/2018
WSU Amazon Catalyst GrantsAmazon01/31/2018
NRC Research Associateship Program NRC02/01/2018
NEW LIFT Faculty FellowshipWSU Transformational Change Initiative02/09/18
Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the PlanetEPA02/07/2018
Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)National Science Foundation02/07/2018 (INTERNAL DEADLINE)
Enhanced Superconductors for Future Naval ApplicationsDepartment of Defense, Navy02/10/2018
ARPA-E OPEN SolicitationDOE02/12/2018
BRAIN Initiative:  Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)NIH02/23/2018
Academic-Industrial Partnerships to Translate and Validate in vivo Cancer Imaging SystemsNIH03/01/2018
NEW VCEA Safety Award Nominations DueVCEA03/02/2018
NEW VCEA Jr. Faculty Research Award Nominations DueVCEA03/02/2018
NEW VCEA Faculty Excellence Awards Nominations DueVCEA03/02/2018
NEW VCEA Staff Excellence Awards Nominations DueVCEA03/02/2018
2018 JCATI Requests for Proposals

JCATI provides short term funding via academic collaboration for WA aerospace companies with technology roadblocks.
JCATI03/02/2018
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Rehabilitation Strategies, Techniques, and InterventionsHealth & Human Services03/12/2018
Environmental Education Local Grants ProgramEPA03/15/2018
Enhanced Superconductors for Future Naval ApplicationsDOD, Navy02/10/2018
Expeditions in ComputingNSF04/25/2018
NEW Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant MaterialsJCDREAM04/30/2018
Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass DestructionDOD09/30/2018
CatalysisNSF10/22/2018
Fluid DynamicsNSF10/22/2018
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and TeachersNSF09/05/2018
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramNSF09/27/2018
WSU Office of Research’s Large Funding Opportunities Database

For Students and Postdocs

TitleAgencyClose Date
Amazon Catalyst FellowshipAmazon01/31/2018
WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Awards Application – application deadlineWSU02/15/2018
Grace Hopper Celebration ScholarshipAnitaB.org03/07/2018
SURCA Undergraduate GrantsWSU Emeritus Society03/19/2018

WSU Student Research Opportunities and Internships

WSU offers a number of opportunities available to undergraduate students who wish to gain experiences working in their field of interest.

Visit https://honors.wsu.edu/opportunities-internships/ for announcements about job openings and internships at WSU.


Voiland College This Week is distributed to Voiland College staff and faculty every Tuesday.
Read past issues of Voiland College This Week at https://vcea.wsu.edu/faculty-staff/.
Deadlines for submissions to Voiland College This Week are 12 pm Thursdays.
Contact VCEA.News@wsu.edu to submit items for Voiland College This Week.

Voiland College This Week – January 23, 2018

Congratulations

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories received U.S. patents for technologies developed by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science’s Anurag K. Srivastava and Mani Venkatasubramanian.

Victor Charoonsophonsak (’17, ME), is featured this week on WSU’s home page.

WSU Everett ME student Peter Mugo is featured on the Voiland College home page.

WSU doctoral grad student Kevin Gray is featured on the WSU Graduate School home page

Professor Su Ha visited Pullman High School to teach Physics and AP Chemistry students how to make photovoltaic cells.

Christian Ziruk, a ME senior, recently earned first place in the Mastercam Wildest Parts Competition.

Voiland College in the News

Kitsap Daily News
The big idea: OC program guides engineering students from concept to patent

Government Technology
Washington’s ‘Living Laboratory’ to Build Out Its Sensor Network

More Voiland College News

Did You Know?

Three-Minute Thesis Research Competition
If you’re a Voiland College PhD student and would like to participate in WSU’s  2018 3-Minute Thesis Research Communication Competition, ask your advisor about the your department’s internal selection procedure. Winners will proceed to the VCEA tournament for a chance to represent Voiland College!

Street Closure
NE College Avenue, from the top of the hill at Spokane Street down to the bottom of the hill at Spring Street, is closed until further notice.

Safety Tip of the Week

Helping Students in Distress
Faculty and staff are often able to recognize when a student is struggling, but it can be hard to know what to say or do.

To ensure students get the support they need, Student Affairs created a comprehensive guide that faculty and staff can reference when they’re concerned about a student. The guide covers how to recognize common signs of distress, helpful ways to respond to a student, campus and community support resources, and reporting options.

Each WSU location has a guide with specific campus and community resources. If you want to print or save a PDF guide, click on your WSU location.

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

Upcoming Seminars and Events

DateEventTimeVenue
Thru Jan. 31Gallery Exhibit: “Revisiting the Legacy of Tom Berger” SDC Gallery
Jan. 23SWE Undergraduate Research Mixer4:30 PMFloyd CC
Jan. 23 NEWAmazon Information Session: Become an Owner on Day 15 PMSloan 169
Jan. 24 NEWDonuts with the Dean9 – 9:45 AMSloan 2nd Fl
Jan. 24Student Involvement Fair12 – 3 PMCUB
Jan. 24Westrock Information Session and Interviews5:30 PMTBA
Jan. 25 NEWAlaska Airlines Information Session4 PMSpark 227
Jan. 25 NEW“The Destruction of Memory” Film Screening & Panel Discussion6:30 PMFloyd CC
Jan. 29Lecture by Secil Tutar, Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Washington State University, Electron donor availability controls scaling up electrode respiring biofilms4:10 PMADBF1002/Floyd 256 (Tri-Cities)
March 2 NEW

 
VCEA Staff Excellence Awards Nominations Due  
March 2 NEWVCEA Faculty Excellence Awards Nominations Due  
April 2SURCA CUB
April 12Voiland College Convocation3:30 PMDaggy Hall Jones Theatre
April 27VCEA Capstone Expo9 AM – 12 PMFloyd CC
June 24 – 27ASEE 125th  Annual Conference & ExpositionVariousSalt Lake City, UT

More Voiland College Events

Research Opportunities

Requests for Proposals, Research Announcements, and Events
For a more complete listing of research funding opportunities, contact Dave Field.

TitleAgencyClose Date
ONNL Alternate Sponsored Fellowships (ASF) for Students, Faculty, and Visiting ScientistsPNNL, DOEContinuous
NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG, & MPSNSFContinuous
Ford Foundation Senior Postdoctoral FellowshipNASEM01/31/2018
WSU Amazon Catalyst GrantsAmazon01/31/2018
NRC Research Associateship Program NRC02/01/2018
Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the PlanetEPA02/07/2018
NEW Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)National Science Foundation02/07/2018 (INTERNAL DEADLINE)
NEW Enhanced Superconductors for Future Naval ApplicationsDepartment of Defense, Navy02/10/2018
ARPA-E OPEN SolicitationDOE02/12/2018
BRAIN Initiative:  Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)NIH02/23/2018
Academic-Industrial Partnerships to Translate and Validate in vivo Cancer Imaging SystemsNIH03/01/2018
2018 JCATI Requests for Proposals

JCATI provides short term funding via academic collaboration for WA aerospace companies with technology roadblocks.
JCATI03/02/2018
NEW Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Rehabilitation Strategies, Techniques, and InterventionsHealth & Human Services03/12/2018
NEW Environmental Education Local Grants ProgramEPA03/15/2018
Enhanced Superconductors for Future Naval ApplicationsDOD, Navy02/10/2018
Expeditions in ComputingNSF04/25/2018
Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass DestructionDOD09/30/2018
CatalysisNSF10/22/2018
Fluid DynamicsNSF10/22/2018
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and TeachersNSF09/05/2018
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramNSF09/27/2018
WSU Office of Research’s Large Funding Opportunities Database NEW

For Students and Postdocs

TitleAgencyClose Date
SWE Undergraduate Research MixerSWE1/23/2018
Student Involvement FairWSU01/24/2018
Amazon Catalyst FellowshipAmazon01/31/2018
Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) – deadline for abstractsWSU01/22/2018
WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Awards Application – application deadlineWSU02/15/2018
Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarship NEWAnitaB.org03/07/2018
SURCA Undergraduate GrantsWSU Emeritus Society03/19/2018

WSU Student Research Opportunities and Internships

WSU offers a number of opportunities available to undergraduate students who wish to gain experiences working in their field of interest.

Visit https://honors.wsu.edu/opportunities-internships/ for announcements about job openings and internships at WSU.


Voiland College This Week is distributed to Voiland College staff and faculty every Tuesday.
Read past issues of Voiland College This Week at https://vcea.wsu.edu/faculty-staff/.
Deadlines for submissions to Voiland College This Week are 12 pm Thursdays.
Contact VCEA.News@wsu.edu to submit items for Voiland College This Week.

Best Wishes for 2018

Dear Voiland College Faculty and Staff,

Happy New Year!

2017 certainly flew by, and 2018 is now already upon us.   With the merger of the School of Design and Construction’s Interior Design and Landscape Architecture programs into our college, 4650 undergraduate students and a record 736 graduate students started their year off in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.

As we start a new semester, I wanted to highlight a few of the many, many activities our staff, faculty, and students have been a part of that continue to make the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture a great place to learn, teach, and work. » More …