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Student club night deemed a success

September 11, 2014

Victoria Sandmeyer

Nearly 200 students packed into a lecture hall in Sloan Hall on September 3rd for “Student Club Night” where faculty, staff and student club leaders provided both pizza and food for thought to new EECS students. The atmosphere was lively and all faces were engaged as the new students were called to get involved in a hands-on way with their future.

Sept. 7-9: Power symposium highlights stability, security

September 3, 2014

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

power-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – As a longstanding leader in power engineering research, Washington State University will host the North American Power Symposium Sept. 7-9 in the Compton Union Building on the WSU Pullman campus.

Late registration is open until Saturday, Sept. 6. Find more information at

State science academy adds two WSU researchers

August 18,2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS), established by the state legislature as an important technical resource for policymakers, recently added two Washington State University researchers to its ranks.

Chen-Ching Liu, Boeing distinguished professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was elected to the general membership. Sue Clark, Regent’s professor in the Department of Chemistry, was elected to the WSAS Board of Directors.

Liu is an international leader in smart grid research and a pioneer in development of decision support systems for power system restoration following major outages.

WSU professor measures success on grid and in students

Saturday, July 26, 2014
By Shanon Quinn, Moscow Pullman Daily News

Inky darkness spreads across the sky in early evening, sheets of rain beat staccato against the roof, thunder shakes the house's very foundation and then the lights go out, the heater shuts down and the half-cooked evening meal cools in the oven.

When power returns as quickly as it was extinguished, you may want to thank Chen-Ching Liu.

A simulation in Chen-Ching Liu’s laboratory shows a map of the power grid in Florida.

Photograph by Geoff Crimmins/Daily News

WSU Undergraduate Research Heats Up while Students Cool Down Computers


By Jared Brickman, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

PULLMAN, Wash. — Behind the quiet whir of our computers and beneath the flashing screens of our cell phones lies hardware soaking up power and giving off heat.  That can be a major problem – one to the tune of 100 billion kilowatt hours of energy used each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Ten undergraduates from around the country, including four from Washington State University, are working on projects this summer with WSU faculty and graduate students in Pullman to tackle the issue of power efficiency in computing through a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).

Grad student’s team wins Google hackathon award

July 2, 2014

By Kate Nelson, College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Computer science doctoral student Gabriel V. de la Cruz recently attended the 2014 Google Scholars Retreat, where his team won the Engineer’s Choice award in the Google Scholars Hackathon.

A hackathon is a computer programming competition in which teams have a limited amount of time to produce functional software. At the Google contest, teams could create any type of product, as long as it was related to one of two themes within computer science and education: “Develop and Teach” or “Engage and Support.”

Research could lead to dramatic data farm energy savings

July 1, 2014

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 percent. Researchers led by Partha Pande, a computer engineering professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, have filed two patents on their wireless multicore chip design, which could also speed up data processing. The team, which includes associate professors Deukhyoun Heo and Benjamin Belzer, has a paper on their work in the May issue of ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems and is building a prototype.

Students take top prizes at world power, energy conference

April 30,2014

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering & Architecture

 Pullman, WA.-At the world’s largest power and energy exposition and conference recently, students from Washington State University won three of the top six poster awards.

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