Students can apply for free practicum in power engineering

By Alyssa Patrick, WSU College of Engineering and Architecture

olsen-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Cancun may be a warm spring break location, but Washington offers opportunities for power engineering students that will heat up their job prospects.

“A few years ago, I was talking to a CEO at an engineering company who said new graduates often don’t know enough about industrial controls, so I said, ‘why don’t you teach them?’” said Bob Olsen, assistant dean of undergraduates in the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University. Olsen started a spring break engineering industry practicum program.

WSU students show ALS technology to Steve Gleason

SPOKANE, Wash.--Steve Gleason is the former Gonzaga Prep and New Orleans Saints star now in a high profile battle with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The WSU alum can no longer walk or talk but still works to inspire others through his no white flags outlook on life.

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WSU students earn the most IEEE power scholarships

A total of nine WSU students received the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) scholarship in power engineering, which is tied for the highest number of scholarships that the organization awarded to one university.

The scholarships are from the IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative. According to the PES website, the scholarships are awarded to "high achieving undergraduate students in electrical engineering who have committed to exploring the power and energy fields through both coursework and career experiences."

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