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WSU Visitor Center Recieves Honor

The visitor center has earned one of the 2014 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards from the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) for innovative design, engineering achievement and creativity

The Brelsford Washington State University Visitor Center project was submitted by Amie Sullivan, associate for KPFF Consulting Engineers, who worked on the project.

Brelsford WSU Visitor Center


NCSEA advances the practice of structural engineering and protects the public’s right to safe, sustainable and cost-effective buildings, bridges and other structures. The awards highlight some of the best examples of structural engineering ingenuity throughout the world.

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WSU Campus Energy Operations to Get Even Smarter!


Washington State University will soon become a collaborating partner in a new $14.3M Clean Energy Fund grant for one of three Washington energy storage projects.

The project is set to take place on WSU’s main campus in the Pullman, WA area. Over three years, Avista Utilities will test how well large batteries store energy from wind, solar and other renewable fuel sources, and how well they are able to support WSU’s smart campus operations. This project compliments the existing Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project at WSU, started in 2009 with Avista Utilities, the largest regional project of its kind in the US.

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WSU professor recognized for frozen food innovation

Juming Tang, Washington State University Professor and food engineering researcher, has earned the 2014 Freezing Research award for his work, which has led to the significant improvement in food quality and safety through freezing. His contributions include microwave pasteurization technology, essential to the control of microbial and viral pathogens in frozen and chilled meals.

President of the Frozen Food Foundation and president and CEO of the American Frozen Food Institute, Kraig R. Naasz praised Professor Tang’s work, saying “Dr. Tang’s contributions to the field of food science and engineering have aided the scientific community and consumers alike, by demonstration innovation through increased product quality, safety, … » More …

New commercialization gap funding assists WSU innovators

Washington State University researchers will be happy to know that they can now obtain funds for their projects through the new commercialization gap-funding program. Proposals can be submitted at, and awards are to be announced by December.

Following on the heels of WSU’s recent partnership with Accelerator Corperation, WSU’s own Office of Commercialization has established the CGf program to help provide the funding to WSU researchers with a high commercialization potential.

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