We have a lot of exciting changes to our programs that you can expect to see in the next year. A $3.8 million state allocation to WSU’s engineering programs aims to meet industry demand by significantly increasing the number of engineering and computer science graduates. As part of the expansion of our programs, we have hired new faculty members. We have also received additional support for significant upgrades and new equipment in our undergraduate engineering laboratories. [more]
Making Room for More
- Expansion of ME Programs Statewide – New programs at Everett Community College and at Olympic College in Bremerton are allowing students around the state to pursue a WSU bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
- Lab Upgrades – A new data acquisition system, laser scanners, and a 3D printer are some of the improvements that ME students will see.
- Researcher Works to Develop Flying Boat Technology – WSU researchers have modeled the behavior of such a boat as it moves over a water surface.
- 3D-4U at Pullman’s Martin Stadium – When the WSU football team opened its season, the new Martin Stadium provided a groundbreaking technology to enhance viewer enjoyment.
- Developing Better Steel for Your Car – “This work will have significant applications in the auto industry in the next decade.”
- Looking to Micro-Fluidics as Answer for Small Devices – They are made on small glass slides which contain numerous micro- and nanostructures that are only visible through a microscope.
- Stephanie Pitts: Solving Energy Challenges One Grain Boundary at a Time – “Metals have grains that are similar to rock candy crystals. The crystals …jut out at different angles, meaning they don’t line up perfectly with each other.”
- Student Club Updates – Hydrogen plane idea takes off, RC Baja triumphs, and a hydrogen design takes second.
- Scholarships Make a Difference – Ronald Nelson received a scholarship check that made the difference in helping him finish his engineering degree.
- In Memoriam: Clayton Crowe – A favorite professor to a generation of students.
In This Issue
Making Room for More
- Nuclear Security Fellowship
- Student Club Updates
- Scholarships Make a Difference
- In Memoriam: Clayton Crowe