ACM to host First Annual Hackathon



The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Group at EECS is hosting its First Annual Hackathon on Saturday, December 1st at 11 am in ETRL 101.  A hackathon would be defined as an event, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. Sounds like just the thing to draw computer geeks from far and wide.  Everyone is welcome to free food and a free t-shirt but sign up is required.  Here are the specifics:


Research Garners $2.3M Toward Faster Processing

Deuk Heo, left, Partha Pande and Ben Belzer. (Photo by College of Engineering and Architecure)


Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
By Alyssa Patrick, College of Engineering and Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University researchers are developing wireless computer chips that could save energy, speed up data processing and reduce the carbon footprint of large data centers like those run by Google, Yahoo and Microsoft.

Huge computer data warehouses, many located along the Columbia River, churn through terabytes of data daily for companies, using large amounts of the relatively cheap energy from Northwest hydropower.

The 2012 Digilent Design Contest Worldwide Finals Results


Every year, Digilent holds design contests in the US, China, Europe, and India, and they get hundreds of teams competing. For the first time last year, they brought the winners from all regions to Germany to compete against each other. This year Digilent held the finals in Pullman. Eight teams (three from China, two from Romania and three from the US - including the first ever entry from WSU) presented their projects in ETRL101 on Saturday, September 29th between 1PM and 5PM. Awards were presented immediately afterwards.  Here are the results:



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