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Author: Tina Hilding

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Terry Ishihara ’49—“You can’t be happy and bitter”
Spring 2015
Terry Ishihara went from a teen in a WWII internment camp to a mechanical engineering degree at Washington State College and a successful career.
Categories: Alumni, Engineering
Tags: Japanese-Americans, Internment camps, World War II, Mechanical engineering

Mission accomplished
Fall 2014
After the 2009 failure of launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory, WSU emeritus professor George Mount kept working on it. The new OCO launched successfully this July.
Categories: Space sciences, Engineering, Environmental studies
Tags: Satellites, Greenhouse gases

Pavlo Rudenko ’09—As fast as he can go
Spring 2014
Pavlo Rudenko is producing a bio-based lubricant with nano-scale particles that can reduce friction on metal surfaces.
Categories: Alumni, Engineering
Tags: Inventors, Lubricants, Nanotechnology

A power shortage
Winter 2011
Don Kopczynski ’91 first noticed the power industry’s newest problem around the year 2000. The vice president for Avista Corp. counted 100 engineers on his team. Looking ahead, he realized that half of them would be retiring simulta...
Categories: Engineering
Tags: Power engineers, Electrical engineering, Power transmission

Using technology to address the challenges of aging
Fall 2011
An increasing number of families know the stress of trying to deal with an elderly parent or spouse who is losing his or her ability to live independently. How can we maintain dignity for those who are having trouble completing daily ta...
Categories: Engineering, Psychology
Tags: Aging, Alzheimer's Disease, Age

Research gone wild: Engineering power in the Pacific Northwest, part II
Fall 2011
In 1946, the Washington State Legislature established Washington State College’s Institute of Technology. In a 1986 oral history, Eugene Greenfield, who directed the Institute’s Division of Industrial Research starting in 1958, explai...
Categories: Engineering, WSU history
Tags: Power transmission, Dams, Hydraulic, Electrical engineering

Current events—engineering power in the Pacific Northwest
Summer 2011
When electricity first came to Washington in September of 1885, just a few electric lights illuminated downtown Spokane. By the following March, Seattle had them, too. From those early days, Washington State College had a role in helpin...
Categories: WSU history, Engineering
Tags: Electricity, Electrical engineering, Dams, Power transmission

A gift toward fuel research
Spring 2009
Oil industry executive Gene Voiland ‘69 and his wife Linda have promised $17.5 million to Washington State University’s School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, contributing to the school’s focus on energy research. An immediate $2....
Categories: Alumni, Engineering
Tags: Gifts, Biofuels

Students design schools for Sri Lanka
Fall 2006
A group of six students in civil and environmental engineering worked with Washington State University's new student group of Engineers Without Borders and Asiana Education Development (AED), a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that runs school...
Categories: Architecture and design
Tags: Schools, Sri Lanka

Making decks safer
Fall 2006
Decks are right behind hurricanes and tornadoes in the number of injuries they cause involving wood building components.
Categories: Engineering
Tags: Materials engineering, Wood

Building a better treadle pump—one step at a time
Fall 2006
The first thing Jeff Evans, a recent graduate in entrepreneurship, did when he started his senior project was to locate Malawi on a map.He and engineering students Travis Meyer, Kyle Kraemer, and Dan Good have since learned a lot about this Africa...
Categories: Agriculture, Engineering
Tags: Irrigation, Malawi

Web Extra :: Better living...through solar
Spring 2006
For more than two years, a group of Washington State University students in architecture, construction management, interior design, and engineering designed and built a solar house, including all of its systems, from the ground up. In September 20...
Categories: Architecture and design, Environmental studies
Tags: Solar power, Buildings

Simple Forms
Fall 2005
Paul Hirzel received the prestigious American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Housing Committee Award for a custom single-family home, designating Hirzel's project one of the top designs in the country.Hirzel, associate professor in the School of A...
Categories: Architecture and design
Tags: Awards

Web Extra :: Birth, Death & Architecture
Summer 2005
Architecture professor Paul Hirzel wanted to push his students out of their mindsets. So he asked them to design a single building for both the beginning and the end of life: a funeral home/ birthing center."The project was very daunting and invig...
Categories: Architecture and design
Tags: Birth, Death

This man might save your life--or teach your class
Summer 2005
Clint Cole ('87 B.S. Comp. Sci., '00 M.S. Elec. Engr.) vividly remembers the drama of trying to save lives as a paramedic in the 1980s.He and his fellow paramedics typically responded to emergency calls by driving as fast as possible to their dest...
Categories: Alumni, Health sciences, Engineering
Tags: Defibrillator

All's well that ends well
Summer 2005
How do you describe the feeling of watching 18 years of work come to nothing? Shock. Numbness. A sinking in the stomach. Atkinson wanted to punch something. His colleagues left to get a beer. But the Cassini team wasn't quite ready to concede failure. An hour after dispersing in despair, they came together again, this time with a glimmer of hope.
Categories: Physics
Tags: Saturn, Astrophysics, Space exploration

Tough Microbes
Spring 2005
They might not eat nails, exactly, but these tough little critters might hold the key to some heavy-duty environmental cleanup.
Categories: Biological sciences
Tags: Lake Coeur d'Alene, Microbes

Those wasted five gallons
Spring 2005
As Americans, we freely water large, green lawns and take showers daily, using on average 100 gallons of water a day. We pay a fraction of a cent per gallon for water out of the tap, while a gallon of gasoline costs $2. Yet life cannot exist witho...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Natural Resources, Water

A Once-In-A-Career Project
Spring 2005
Any engineering student can recount how wind-induced vibrations and poor aerodynamics caused "Galloping Gertie," the first Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge, to swing wildly and collapse into the channel during a storm November 7, 1940.More than 60...
Categories: Engineering
Tags: Bridges

Sleep and Run—How do they do that?
Fall 2004
How can grizzlies hibernate for a season without any apparent loss of muscle?
Categories: Biological sciences
Tags: Sleep, Bears, Wildlife

Seeing pollution from a higher vantage
Fall 2004
"This is going to be an earth-shattering instrument."
Categories: Earth sciences, Engineering
Tags: Pollution, Satellites

Field-burning study proves inconclusive
Fall 2004
The study found no significant health effect from field burning--nor did it explain why.
Categories: Agriculture, Health sciences
Tags: Palouse, Smoke

Students to build a complete solar home
Summer 2004
A group of students from the School of Architecture and Construction Management at Washington State University will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. Over the next two years, the students will design and construct a small...
Categories: Architecture and design
Tags: Energy, Solar power, Construction

Extreme Diversity—in Soap Lake
Spring 2004
Soap Lake is surrounded by dark shores, sheer rock walls, a primeval landscape. Its waters have long been thought by some to cure certain maladies. It is also home to strange, hardy organisms that live nowhere else.
Categories: Environmental studies
Tags: Water, Chemical engineering, Microbes

Tackling megacity crud
Spring 2004
A whole new take on the Mexico City blues.
Categories: Engineering, Environmental studies
Tags: Civil engineering, Pollution, Transportation

Building a better bee trap
Spring 2004
Bee-trap manufacturers like to use a chemical substance called pheromones to attract bees into traps and away from people. Problem is, they don't always work.Providing the right amount of pheromones is imperative. Too many pheromones or too much o...
Categories: Biological sciences, Entomology
Tags: Bees

Architecture from the Weapons of War
Spring 2004
Homes constructed from artillery shells. Military tanks used as foundations for bridges. Flowerpots that were once parts of missiles. In Afghanistan, a generation of war has resulted in a strange new architecture, built from the implements of dest...
Categories: Fine Arts, Architecture and design
Tags: Weapons, Photography, Afghanistan

Solving Boeing's Problems
Spring 2004
The Boeing Company has a problem.Lindsey Caton, a Boeing vision sensors and optics specialist, has taken apart yet another $3,500 camera that he has been trying to use to document the company's manufacturing processes. Out of it oozes Boelube, the...
Categories: WSU students, Engineering
Tags: Boeing

Software system enables precise radiation treatment for tumors
Fall 2003
Seldom do software engineers get to see their work save lives. But new software developed by Washington State University alumnus Thanos Etmektzoglou is making a difference for cancer patients.For the past 13 years Etmektzoglou has worked at Varian ...
Categories: Alumni, Health sciences
Tags: Software

Building the Perfect Bone
Summer 2003
Categories: Materials engineering
Tags: Bones

Building the Perfect Bone
Summer 2003
With a new baby as inspiration, and an interdisciplinary team to help, husband and wife Amit Bandyopadhyay and Susmita Bose have set out to solve the puzzle of how to imitate nature's growth of the human bone.
Categories: Biological sciences, Engineering
Tags: Bones, Materials engineering

"Problem" is a good word
Summer 2003
There are no stars at Miller/Hull Partnership.
Categories: Architecture and design, Alumni
Tags: Buildings

“Problem” Is a Good Word
Summer 2003
Categories: Architecture and design
Tags: No Tags

Rebuilding a city, repairing psyches
Spring 2003
"You can't put the blame on one side. Everybody has made some contributions to the misery."So thought Rafi Samizay, professor in the School of Architecture and Construction Management at Washington State University, as he stood in what is left of ...
Categories: WSU faculty, Architecture and design
Tags: Afghanistan

Solid footing
Spring 2003
Ah, for the safety and comfort of computer modeling in a cozy office.Instead, Thanos Papanicolaou, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University, found himself in a small boat in the ch...
Categories: Engineering
Tags: Tacoma, Bridges, Civil engineering

Smoke & asthma
Spring 2003
For as long as Jami Hinshaw can remember, she has coughed, sneezed, sniffled, and felt miserable every September. When she was nine, the Spokane native and WSU alum was diagnosed with asthma.Last fall, Hinshaw was fighting her usual symptoms, but ...
Categories: Public affairs, Agriculture, Health sciences
Tags: Air quality, Field burning, Asthma

Don't panic yet
Winter 2002
An asteroid may be heading for a collision with earth, reports a group of researchers including Washington State University's Scott Hudson. Fortunately, the actual probability of a collision is only one-third of one percent, and we have 878 years ...
Categories: Space sciences
Tags: Asteroids

Better chow
Spring 2002
As anyone who has stir-fried vegetables knows, quickly cooking foods at high temperatures makes for crisper, fresher-tasting foods than using slow-cooking methods.So it is that over the past six years, associate professor of biological systems eng...
Categories: Biological sciences, Engineering
Tags: Food, Cooking