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WSU researchers receive grant for new computing system design

Researchers from WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Duke University are utilizing 3D chips to develop a new computing framework.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

The National Science Foundation gave WSU and Duke University researchers a three-year grant to develop a new computing framework, which will use 3D chips to increase the efficiency of computing and communication.  Partha Pratim Pande, director of WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Comput...

WSU microwave technologies help keep food safe

WSU microwave technologies help keep food safe

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

WSU Regents Professor Juming Tang developed a new system of microwave food safety technologies in an effort to make meals healthier and safer around the globe. The new technologies protect food from pathogens and spoilage using electromagnetic wave pulses called microwaves, which could help decrea...

Cougs in Space prepare satellite

One of the designs for the nano-satellite built by the WSU Cougs in Space club on Oct. 14, 2018 in the electrical and mechanical engineering building.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 27, 2020

Teams from Cougs in Space are working together to build a satellite that will be launched from the International Space Station by this October.  Mathew Bauer, junior computer science major and president of Cougs in Space, said the satellite is a 10-centimeter cube, or “CubeSat.” It will conta...

NSBE creates space for black engineers

NSBE creates space for black engineers

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2020

For years the National Society for Black Engineers has promoted diversity in STEM across the nation, and the WSU chapter is no different. NSBE is an organization in college campuses across the US, dedicated to helping black students in engineering and other STEM majors. The WSU chapter has bee...

MAPS supports minority students in pre-health

MAPS supports minority students in pre-health

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2020

The Minority Association for Pre-Health Services, or MAPS, focuses on helping all students of color in pre-health. Members of the club, which runs under the Health Professions Student Center, do not need to be in pre-health nor do they need to be a minority, but the club is focused on promoting m...

Team Zephyr competes in health innovation

Members of Team Zephyr pose for a photo during the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge last week. While the team did not place, they said they are looking forward to other competitions they qualified for.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

March 11, 2020

Team Zephyr of WSU competed last week at the fifth annual Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge. The team consists of bioengineering students Jackson Rieb, Kathryn Lober and Sarah Schroeder. They were tasked with creating a solution for a problem the world faces today related to health. Accord...

Building the perfect beast

Crimson Robotics team captain Daniel Goto talks about the upcoming California trip to battle their robots on the show Battle Bots, on Friday at Dana Hall.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

March 9, 2020

Crimson Robotics president Daniel Goto has been putting in between 70-90 hours per week to work on “Pain Saw,” which is the robot his team will bring to this year’s BattleBots competition. “I think everyone who builds robots wants to go to BattleBots,” Goto said. “BattleBots is the Olym...

Research team makes batteries safer

Left to right: Younghwan Cha, Min-Kyu Song, Panpan Dong and Xiahui Zhang

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2020

A WSU research team has created a way to make a high-energy battery which forgoes the safety issues found in lithium-ion batteries. Min-Kyu Song, WSU School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering assistant professor, led the research project. He said the research team developed a formula that prot...

Hacking away at the competition

Coding Pals and Error 404: Team Not Found won in their respective tiers. Coding Pals created an app showing DNA and bones. The second team translated ASL into text.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

February 25, 2020

Coding Pals and Error 404: Team Not Found got first place in their respective tiers during the annual CrimsonCode Hackathon which took place Feb. 22 and 23.  The hackathon was hosted by the Association for Computing Machinery. This was the eighth year the hackathon was hosted at WSU.  Nikola...

GPSA allocates money for kids’ science day

The GPSA university affairs committee organized a mental health first aid training for graduate students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 28.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

February 25, 2020

A representative from the WSU Women*s Center spoke to GPSA senators about resources available for students. Senators also approved to fund $1,000 for the Kids Science and Engineering Day. Women*s Center  Iris Alatorre, WSU Women*s Center program coordinator, said the center provides free items for s...

Engineering school secures $500K for research

COURTESY OF Venera Arnaoudova 
The National Science Foundation will provide money for research centered around improving the electric power systems.

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

February 18, 2020

Three researchers in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have received CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation. One of the award winners, Anamika Dubey, is an assistant professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “This award is given...

Ready Player Pullman

Students in Pullman Public Schools have access to virtual reality technology for teachers to enhance learning. “Students [in high school] kept saying ‘Wow this is so cool, this is awesome,’” says Shannon Focht, Pullman Public Schools communications coordinator.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

February 12, 2020

Last week, students in Julie Hahn’s ninth grade English class took a field trip to Kansas without having to leave her classroom. The students sat in awe with virtual reality headsets hugging their faces as they toured historical Kansas. Pullman High School English teacher Julie Hahn said this was one ...

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