CWUNews FeedNews Feed Decathlon Build Challenge National Collegiate Competition, 03 Feb 2022 12:59:26<p>CWU Construction Management Students and Faculty are partnering with local homeowners to compete on the U.S. Department of Energy <a href="">Solar Decathlon Build Challenge</a>. Solar Decathlon Build Challenge is a two-year national collegiate competition between September 2021 and August 2023. The competition has inspired thousands of students worldwide to enter the clean energy workforce since its inception in 2002. Dr. Hongtao Dang is the faculty coach, leading a <a href="">team</a> of 12 junior and senior students. Students will work on a design-and-build, net-zero energy, and solar-powered house for two academic years (i.e., AY 2021-2022 and AY 2022-2023). Student teams will research, design, and build highly efficient, innovative, low-carbon buildings powered by renewable energy. The new construction of the Solar Decathlon project is a steel arch house consisting of four bedrooms, three bathrooms, one living room, one kitchen, and one garage for three cars and a workshop. Through innovative design and renewable energy, the proposed house will be wind-resistant, fire-resistant, termite-resistant, earthquake-resistant, cost-effective, and energy-efficient. The Solar Decathlon will evaluate students&rsquo; work and the project in ten contests that address building science, energy efficiency, occupant experience, community needs, affordability, resilience, and embodied environmental impact. These ten contests are 1) Architecture, 2) Engineering, 3) Innovation, 4) Energy, 5) Water, 6) Health and Comfort, 7) Home Life, 8) Appliance, 9) Communications, and 10) Market Potential.</p> <p>Our nonprofit collaboration and educational partnership offers students community- and service-based learning experiences and fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and community engagement. We seek contributions, sponsors, and donations to the project to help us complete the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge and the new construction of the residence. Please contact Dr. Hongtao Dang at <a href=""></a> or (509) 963-1762 for partnerships, sponsorships, and donations. Additionally, you may contact the student team Lead, Zachary Dalseg at <a href=""></a>, or the student Construction Officer, Alex Heintz at <a href=""></a>.</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 6pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 6pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></a href=""></a href=""></a href=""></p style="margin:0in 0in 6pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 6pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">ETSC making 3D printed parts for KVH during pandemic, 05 May 2020 09:49:38<p></p> IEEE Student Club attends Rising Stars Conference, 04 Jan 2020 12:29:39<p>The CWU IEEE student branch attended the IEEE Region 6 Rising Stars Conference in Las Vegas, Jan 2-5, 2020.&nbsp; The group was able to send 10 ETSC students through various fundraising efforts.&nbsp; Congrats to the IEEE club!</p> <p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 800px; height: 600px;" /></p> Former IET Faculty Member and Centenarian Dudley Celebrated November 2, 30 Oct 2018 07:48:42<p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 200px; height: 267px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;">"Through the years he was part of the effort to create a bachelor’s degree program for community college instructors who were already teaching. This was a first for a state four-year institution.</p><p>He also helped develop a four-year degree program at Central in industrial and engineering technology (later to become its own department). The degree was specifically designed for men and women headed into professional positions in private industry."</p><p>A community reception celebrating Stan Dudley reaching his 100th birthday is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 in the Sue Lombard Dining Hall on campus at Central Washington University in Ellensburg.</p><p>Read more of this story in the <a href="" target="_blank">Daily Record</a>.</p><p>Tuesday, October 30, 2018</p>CWU’s Women in Industry Panel Addresses Non-traditional Careers on October 3, 25 Sep 2018 11:28:08<p>The great opportunities and challenges for women in the workplace will be addressed at the inaugural Women in Industry panel discussion, sponsored by Central Washington University’s Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction (ETSC). The panel discussion will host eight powerhouse leaders in safety and health, electronics, construction, transportation, aviation, technology, and engineering.</p><p>The Women in Industry Panel will begin at 4:45 p.m. in the SURC Theatre. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Tickets may be obtained from Parking is free in CWU lots after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and residence hall lots.</p><p>“This conference is for women and men who are interested in entering the rewarding and high demand careers in applied technology, safety management, construction management, and engineering,” said Sathyanarayanan “Sathy” Rajendran, chair of ETSC, and director of the Safety and Health Management (SHM) program. “We want to encourage students, especially women and underrepresented minorities, to enter these traditionally ‘masculine’ fields. They offer high salaries, employment security, and a fulfilling, fast-paced profession.”</p><p>Rajendran is excited about the panel, which consists of eight women leaders in industry from diverse fields. They are:<br>• Anne F. Soiza, Assistant Director, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries<br>• Gladys Gillis, Owner/Chief Executive Officer, Starline Luxury Coaches<br>• Kate Smiley Crawford, Director of Safety &amp; Health at Hensel Phelps Services, LLC<br>• Laine Heikel, Senior Project Manager, Confluence Health<br>• Liz Tiffany, Field Application Engineer, Arrow Electronics<br>• Mandi Kime, Director of Safety, Associated General Contractors of Washington<br>• Meagan Santos, Vice President, Northern Region, Western Integrated Technologies<br>• Teresa King, Engineering Project Manager, Cabin Technology Development &amp; Integration Leader, Product Development, Boeing Commercial Airplane</p><p>Provost Katherine Frank will deliver the opening remarks and Jennifer Serne, SHM faculty member, will moderate the panel discussion. Members of the audience will be encouraged to participate and ask questions.</p><p>“We hope to inspire our next ‘captains of industry’ by giving them the resources and mentorship necessary to pursue these exciting and lucrative career paths,” Rajendran said.&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>ETSC Students Recognized at SOURCE 2018, 23 May 2018 18:00:21<p><img style="width: 557px; height: 600px;" alt="" src="/engineering/sites/"></p><p><strong>Constructed Objects Outstanding Presentations</strong><br>Plastic Injection Mold<br>Ryan Heaton | Mentor(s): Charles Pringle<br><br>Foundry Flask Punch-Out Machine<br>Nolan Stockman | Mentor(s): Charles Pringle and Craig Johnson<br><br>Cassette Lockring Removal Tool<br>Kyle Wright | Mentor(s): Charles Pringle and Craig Johnson<br><br><br>People’s Choice Poster Presentations<br>A Prototype Mapping System for use in Table Top Gaming<br>Joseph Cuthbertson | Mentor(s): Greg Lyman</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>ETSC Recieves Award Recognitions from CEPS, 11 May 2018 07:39:40<p><img alt="" src="/engineering/sites/" style="width: 800px; height: 600px;"></p><p>Several members and programs from the ETSC department were presented with awards at the end of the year CEPS Banquet.</p><ul><li>Matt Burvee received the honor of "Outstanding Staff" which is a college wide award.</li><li>The EET Program received the ETSC department "Team" award</li><li>Greg Lyman and Matt Burvee were recognized for 10 years of service to the college</li><li>Roger Beardsley was recognized for his service to the college as he now plans on retirement</li></ul>CWU IEEE Student Branch attends Rising Stars Conference, 08 Jan 2018 14:28:01<p>The CWU student branch of IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering) sent six members to the IEEE Rising Stars Conference,&nbsp; the premier student event within IEEE Region 6. The IEEE Rising Stars conference brings together the most promising students and young professionals from within the region to network and be inspired by each other and the top tech companies from around the world.&nbsp; The conference was held on Jan 6th-8th in Las Vegas, Nevada.</p><p>For the students who attended, it proved to be a wonderful learning experience, with opportunities to attend educational sessions and network with other engineering students and professionals.</p><p><img alt="" src="/engineering/sites/" style="width: 800px; height: 371px;"></p>Safety degree from Central Washington University becomes GSP qualifying academic program, 07 Nov 2017 14:43:34<p>ELLENSBURG, Wash. Oct. 1, 2017– Central Washington University’s Bachelor of Science in Safety &amp; Health Management program has been reviewed by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and approved as a Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) Qualifying Academic Program (QAP), providing the program’s graduates the option to apply with BCSP for the GSP designation after graduation.</p><p>The GSP meets the credential requirement for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®), the “gold standard” in safety certification, allowing those who hold the designation to waive the Associate Safety Practitioner® (ASP®) certification examination. It demonstrates accomplishment and commitment to professional development.&nbsp;</p><p>“We welcome Central Washington University’s exceptional safety program and those who graduate from it,” says the CEO of BCSP, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, CAE. “Those who graduate from GSP Qualifying Academic Programs have a strong foundation of knowledge that deserves recognition, and BCSP looks forward to supporting them in the development of their careers.”</p><p>A Qualified Academic Program (QAP) is a degree program in safety, health and environmental practices that has been reviewed by BCSP for substantial match to the ASP Exam Blueprint. Central Washington University’s B.S. in Safety &amp; Health Management program review covered the course’s content beginning August 1, 2013; any person having graduated after that time may apply for the GSP.</p><p>More information on Central Washington University’s B.S. in Safety &amp; Health Management program can be found at <a href=""></a> and details on the GSP are available at <a href=""></a>.</p><p><br># # #</p><p>BCSP is recognized as a leader in high-quality credentialing for safety, health, and environmental practitioners (SH&amp;E). BCSP establishes standards for and verifies competency in professional safety practice and evaluates certificants for compliance with recertification requirements. All certifications are accredited or in the process of becoming accredited. BCSP maintains the highest accreditations for its certifications, proving their value through independent, third-party evaluations. Since 1969, over 59,000 individuals have achieved the CSP, SMS, ASP, OHST, CHST, STS, STSC or CET credential. BCSP is a not-for-profit corporation with headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.</p></br>CWU’s BS in Safety and Health Management Degree Program Gains International Accreditation, 04 Oct 2017 09:42:00<p><span style="font-size: 16px;">ELLENSBURG, Washington — Central Washington University’s BS degree program in safety and health management has been accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), a global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 16px;">ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.</span></p><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit; font-size: 16px;"><div class="field-items" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"><div class="field-item even" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" property="content:encoded"><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">“Obtaining accreditation from ABET is a tremendous accomplishment that confirms the high quality of our program, faculty, staff, and students,” noted Paul Ballard, dean of the college of education and professional studies, which includes the health and safety management program.</p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">Sathyanarayanan “Sathy” Rajendran, CWU’s safety and health management program coordinator, added, “This is a great honor for not only our program but for the university.”<img style="border: 3px solid; flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit; width: 300px; height: 200px; margin: 3px; float: right;" alt="" src=""></p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.</p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.</p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). It currently accredits 3709 programs at over 750 colleges and universities in 30 countries.</p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">CWU’s Safety and Health Management program prepares students for careers as occupational safety and health (OS&amp;H) professionals. Through hazard analysis and risk reduction, OS&amp;H professionals create healthy work settings for companies in industries such as agriculture, petrochemical, government, construction, insurance, manufacturing, mining, services, and transportation.</p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">For more information about Central Washington University’s BS degree program in Safety and Health Management, visit&nbsp;<a style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" href=""></a>.</p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"><br style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">Media contact: Chelsie Hadden, Central Washington University Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1457,&nbsp;<a style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" href=""></a>.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit; font-size: 16px;"><div class="field-items" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"><div class="field-item even" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"><span class="date-display-single" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" content="2017-09-08T00:00:00-07:00" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime">Friday, September 8, 2017</span></div></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></span style="font-size: 16px;"></span style="font-size: 16px;"></div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit; font-size: 16px;"></div class="field-items" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></div class="field-item even" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" property="content:encoded"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></br style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></a style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" href=""></div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit; font-size: 16px;"></div class="field-items" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></div class="field-item even" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></span class="date-display-single" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" content="2017-09-08T00:00:00-07:00" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime">