When someone tells you that they’re a president, a senator, and have worked in the White House, you’re bound to be impressed.
But when they say that Santa Claus was once their neighbor, you might start getting a little suspicious.
Washington State University’s Alyssa Norris can truthfully claim all these things- and more.
We recently caught up with the civil engineering major and asked her how she found her way from Alaska, to Pullman, Washington and what advice she has for students trying to discover their path to success. » More …
Washington State University’s Engineers Without Borders is partnering with the rural village of Zapote, Panama to bring clean water to its 1,000 Ngäbe residents. Currently, the village’s residents do not have access to a reliable water source four months out of the year.
Washington State University student teams took top prizes, including two second places and a third place, in the recent Associated Schools of Construction competition, the largest construction management competition in the U.S. » More …
The Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA), in partnership with WSU Environmental Health & Safety, created a specifically designed safety course to address the most common safety practices and areas of risk lab users may experience at WSU.
The course has been taken by numerous seasoned scientists, as well as those with no lab experience. Both groups have noted they come away from the course pleasantly surprised at what they learned, and most make changes in their lab practices as a result.
VCEA strongly encourages all Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture personnel working or supporting a lab environment take this training, indifferent of their experience.
The training, already a requirement for any PACCAR lab user, provides an updated look at current lab practices in addition to three primary areas that influence risk within a lab.
Five Focus Areas and Chemical Compatibility
General Laboratory Safety and Hazard Communication
Dangerous Waste Generator, Chemical Storage, Emergency Response and Planning
Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, 3-D manufacturing method that for the first time rapidly creates and precisely controls a material’s architecture from the nanoscale to centimeters – with results that closely mimic the intricate architecture of natural materials like wood and bone. » More …
For most of the twentieth century, people didn’t worry about an illness like strep throat or an infected cut because they could go to the doctor for a quick dose of antibiotics, which was invariably followed by a quick recovery. » More …
Mechanical engineering major Kory O’Connor is a man in motion.
Kory, how did you choose mechanical engineering as your major?
Since I was a kid, I loved taking things apart and figuring out how they worked. If there is something that is broken, I like to try and figure out how to fix it. I like to work with my hands and I liked things that moved and were powered with something – cars, robots, or anything that has motion – and mechanical engineering is the perfect match for that. » More …