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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories also ranks 20th for companies that are at least 50% employee owned

SEL ranks 15th for largest employee-owned companies

LAUREN RENDAHL, Evergreen reporter October 30, 2023

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is the 15th largest 100% employee-owned company in the U.S. and the 20th largest company that is at least 50% owned, according to the National Center for Employee Ownership...

In the past three decades, the Schweitzer family and SEL have donated more than $4.3 million to WSU.

Record-setting Voiland College donation from former alumni, SEL 

LIAM CONNORS, Deputy news editor April 21, 2022

WSU’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture received a record-breaking $20 million donation from Edmund and Beatriz Schweitzer and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.  The couple and...

The emergency department at Pullman Regional Hospital will never turn away a patient who needs care, said Dr. Peter Mikkelsen, PRH medical director of emergency services.

Physicians urge Pullman community to get vaccinated

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 29, 2021

Local physicians announced the opening of a Pullman COVID-19 testing center and addressed the state of COVID-19 during a virtual press conference Tuesday morning.  The testing center, located at...

You get one of these jobs just out of high school and have that career growth if you come on board and work hard. It’s cool to have that level of opportunity,” said Kate Wilhite, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories senior program manager.

SEL raises wages, offering new positions

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief May 16, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories raised its starting wages from $15.50 to $16 per hour on May 1. Leith Sorenson, SEL senior vice president of manufacturing, said when the starting wage went up, so...

Two new groups of people become eligible for vaccines on Monday. The first group includes individuals with disabilities and those who are pregnant.

SEL hosts vaccination clinic Monday

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter March 18, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for vaccine-eligible individuals, including people over 65 years of age, teachers, agricultural workers and pregnant women.  The...

The majority of staff members were vaccinated at the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Event Center. One teacher said she has received the first dose.

District employees begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter March 12, 2021

Educators are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as Pullman Public Schools slowly returns to in-person learning. Superintendent Bob Maxwell said K-5 schools are in-person five days a week...

The SEL-2411TM Temperature Monitor Digital Data Logger records the temperature of COVID-19 vaccine freezers every 30 minutes and sends a signal if it changes.

SEL produces thermometer for COVID-19 vaccine freezers

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen editor-in-chief December 29, 2020

Engineers at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories created a product that can monitor and log the temperature of storage spaces needed to store COVID-19 vaccines.  The SEL-2411TM Temperature Monitor...

SELs interested in finding and rewarding students who have a vision for how to serve society with their engineering talents,” said Stephanie Schweitzer, SEL senior vice president of marketing and communications.

WSU engineering students receive $5,000 scholarships

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief December 11, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories awarded two WSU students with $5,000 scholarships through its recently launched scholarship program. WSU engineering students Grace Harris and Alyssa Hovenkotter...

It currently takes about two weeks for SEL to receive circuit boards from its manufacturer. The new facility in Moscow will make circuit boards, so they can be sent to SEL in a few days.

SEL to build Moscow manufacturing plant

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief December 4, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories will build a facility in Moscow to speed up its manufacturing process, build higher-quality products and provide more jobs in the area. The manufacturing plant will...

SEL bought 150 acres for long-term growth, said Joey Nestegard, SEL chief business and financial officer.

SEL buys property near Moscow to eventually expand company


Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is purchasing a 150-acre property southwest of Moscow to ensure the company can expand company operations. The lot will be used for long-term growth, said Joey Nestegard,...

David Whitehead, host of Schweitzer Drive podcast, has made episodes with guests covering electrical power technology and business startups.

New podcast from SEL to explain science topics

ASHLIE OXFORD, Evergreen reporter August 27, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories created a new podcast aiming to turn complicated subjects, such as technology, business startups and engineering, into comprehensible information for the average listener. Four...

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