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Meet Mary

Mary Rezac is the new dean of Washington State University's Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.

Mary Rezac is Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s new dean. She comes to Pullman from Kansas State University, where she served as Tim Taylor Professor of Chemical Engineering and director of Major Grant Initiatives in the College of Engineering.

Here’s a chance to get to know Mary and her thoughts on the future of Voiland College. » More …

Taking a Risk

In 2006, Steven Saunders took a risk on research. Today, he’s reaping the reward.

It’s been a year of change for Steven Saunders.

In February, Saunders , an assistant professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, received a prestigious Career award from the National Science Foundation for his groundbreaking research.

In April, he received Voiland College’s Reid Miller Excellence in Teaching Award. » More …

#CougsGive

WSU Engineers Without Borders club group photo

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.

Make a gift to WSU’s Engineers Without Borders and help us show that Cougs Care, Cougs Lead, #CougsGive.

Bringing more women to computer science

WSU Students Rae Marks and Joanne Magtiby with Professor Shira Broschat.

It’s no secret that while computer science offers great job prospects and interesting careers, attracting women to the field has been problematic. In fact, fewer women are entering computer science than a generation ago. Many women who initially have an interest in the field often become discouraged and quit. » More …

Walls made from trash

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture students presented their energy-saving walls made from trash to as many as 30,000 people at the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C., earlier this year.

TrashWall is a collaborative effort between WSU’s engineering and architecture students. Guided by Taiji Miyasaka, associate professor of architecture in the School of Design and Construction, and Bob Richards, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, the students use trash to create walls that sustain heat and improve energy efficiency. » More …

Strategic funding leads to community health analytics research institute

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.

Slowly, however, microbes developed resistance to the miracle drugs, and in the United States, at least two million infections and 23,000 deaths are attributable to antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. » More …