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PSBJ | WSU wants life science community’s help for new med school

As the new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University gets closer to accreditation — with hopes of enrolling students for fall 2017 classes — school leadership hopes that local innovators will help the school build a “malleable and nimble” medical school that introduces new technologies and responds to changes as they occur in medicine. » More ...

WSU Everett Mars rover team takes 2nd place in int’l engineering competition

The rust-colored badlands of the Mars Desert Research Station became a proving ground for aspiring engineers from around the world through the weekend. And at the end, it was students from the Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett Mars rover team standing on the second-place podium, surrounded on either side by first- and third-place finishers from Poland. » More ...

WSU Everett holds inaugural commencement

EVERETT, Wash. - May 16, 2016 - On May 15, WSU North Puget Sound at Everett held the inaugural commencement ceremony for students at the newest Washington State University campus. While 40 students had previously graduated through campus programs, it was the first time a local commencement ceremony celebrated the achievements of North Puget Sound students. “This is an important milestone for our graduates, for Washington State University and for this community,” dean Paul Pitre said. “WSU Everett’s growth builds a dynamic, vital connection to our educationally underserved community and to businesses and industries in western Washington that will employ our graduates.” » More ...

WSU Everett Mars rover team earns 2nd seed on day 1 of int’l rover competition

EVERETT, Wash. – Yesterday, engineering students from Washington State University’s North Puget Sound at Everett campus won the Mars rover “Apple Cup” in an international competition that asks university students to design and manufacture a Mars rover meant to be able to work alongside human explorers on the surface of the Red Planet. More than that, the WSU team earned the second seed for the final round of the University Rover Challenge hosted at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah. The WSU Everett team was one of 30 semifinalists representing seven countries, including the United States, Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, India, Poland and South Korea. Of the teams that competed today, 14 will now advance to the final round which takes place over the next two days. » More ...

The Herald Business Journal | WSU students build their future by building the future

"Even on a college campus, a Mars rover draws attention. The go-kart-sized rover darts over a large rock, claws at the sidewalk with a robotic arm and rests on a lawn on a sunny day in May at Everett Community College. Students, administrators and even a couple of campus visitors wander over to see what's going on. The 100-pound, remote-controlled rover is the work of the Engineering Club for Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett." » More ...

WSU NEWS | Regents approve medical college staffing, budget requests

Published on May 6, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents today authorized the hiring of administrative staff, faculty, and operating staff for the new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane and approved a capital budget request of $192.7 million and an operating budget request of $67 million for the 2017-2019 biennium.

The regents also approved tuition rates for the 2016-2017 academic year, including a legislatively authorized reduction in resident undergraduate tuition of ten percent. Under the reduced tuition rate, the annual cost of resident undergraduate tuition will be reduced from $10,356 in 2015-2016 to $9,324 in 2016-2017. Most other tuition rates will remain the same…read more at WSU NEWS

WSU NEWS | WSU Regents’ resolution recognizes Boeing Company

Published on May 6, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash – The Washington State University Board of Regents today unanimously passed a resolution acknowledging and appreciating the many contributions the Boeing Company has made to WSU over its century of aerospace leadership.

“WSU is proud to have the Boeing Company as a long-time partner and generous contributor to advance research and academic scholarship,” said Interim President Dan Bernardo who recommended the resolution honoring the company.

“Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company, and celebrating 100 years of operations. It is a great time to reflect on our collaborations over the decades and recognize the impact the company has had in higher education.”

WSU and Boeing have a long history…read more at WSU NEWS

WSU NEWS | After landslide, communities rewarded for resilience efforts


Published on April 28, 2016
By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

ARLINGTON, Wash. – Two years after the deadly landslide that devastated the Oso, Wash., area, the towns of Darrington and Arlington were announced April 27 as finalists in the America’s Best Communities (ABC) competition, which is designed to inspire innovative solutions for community revitalization.

The two towns will share a $100,000 cash prize to begin implementing their community revitalization plan. In a year, they could win up to $3 million to help take their ideas from vision to reality.

The plan focuses on improving broadband communication, coping with natural disasters, workforce development and rural innovation, among other things. Learn more at

“Few communities have endured the challenges that have faced Arlington and Darrington,” said Bob Drewel, former Snohomish County executive and senior advisor to the president of Washington State University…read more at WSU NEWS

Everett Herald | WSU President-elect Kirk Schulz visits Everett campus at EvCC

EVERETT — With the turn of a few shovels of dirt Tuesday, leaders of Washington State University and Snohomish County began preparing a foundation on which will rise a new building and launch a new era for the city. Interim WSU President Dan Bernardo led a contingent of officialdom in a ceremonial ground breaking for the Everett University Center » More ...