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Associations collaborate to attract black engineers

The National Society of Black Engineers, which claims to be the largest student-governed engineering organization in the country, and the American Society of Civil Engineers have renewed a ...

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WSU students design robot as senior project

Walk up to Roberto and he blurts out, “Hello! Go Cougs!” Walk away and he waves goodbye. Say, “I love cats,’’ and he breaks into a song—about cats....

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Eco Depot’s success on the ‘solar coaster’

Over the last several years, Nadine Sullivan and her brother Bruce Gage have narrowed the focus of Eco Depot Inc.’s environmentally friendly building products to concentrate mostly on selling and installing solar-electric systems. ...

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New EWU recycling center aims to raise output

Eastern Washington University has opened a new recycling center that it hopes will help it advance its recycling efforts. ...

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Gonzaga tabbed as one of most sustainable colleges

Gonzaga University has been named for the second year as one of more than 350 most environmentally responsible colleges by the Princeton Review, a college ranking publication, for its sustainability initiatives and environmental programs, says Jim Simon, ...

Prickly lettuce shows promise for rubber production

Rubber from lettuce, a non sequitur if there ever was one, is the topic of study for Washington State University scientists who say a weed called prickly lettuce could provide raw material for rubber production. ...

Green Building Council recognizes Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Co. has been recognized as the green building leader among financial institutions in a new report published by the U.S. Green Building Council. ...

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Brookdale Place at Harbor Crest taps need

Brookdale Place at Harbor Crest aims to enrich the lives of residents at the retirement community by ensuring they have opportunities to make the best of each day, says Sandra Bachmeyer, sales manager at the South Hill complex. ...

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Wading through Social Security survivor options

Understanding the Social Security system can be a challenge regardless of marital status, but if you’re married and your spouse dies, it’s important to have prepared in advance to traverse a system that can be complex, says Sarah Carlson, owner of Spo...

Washington Trust Bank’s Jeff Schlenker: Maximize Social Security benefits with key steps

What can you do to make Social Security work better for you? Don’t take it for granted. Although it sounds simple, Social Security is surprisingly complicated. Whether going through this process alone or with the help of a financial professional, be sur...

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