The potential of 3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, could help humans colonize Mars, improve medical implants, and help teachers.
Check out videos and stories about some of the 3D printing innovations at Washington State University.
Read about WSU innovations in 3D printing and additive manufacturing in “It all adds up,” Summer 2023 issue.
The potential of 3D printing on Mars (WSU News, 2022)
WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock
(WSU News, November 28, 2012)
3D prints may guide vets through risky brain surgery (WSU Insider, April 5, 2022)
Other people go on vacations. Wayne Chang visits war zones.
“I haven’t taken a vacation in five years,” says the civil engineer with a passion for projects that give people access to services he believes are basic human rights. “I joke that I take my vacation in the latest war zone. And I’m grateful they let me do this.”
Fewer than five months after Russia invaded Ukraine, escalating the Russo-Ukrainian War, Chang (’10 Civ. Eng.) traveled to the embattled country, the second-largest in Europe, to help local officials rebuild infrastructure struck by heavy artillery. He spent three months in Ukraine as a water, sanitation, and … » More …
Fungi and mycelium provide a flexible, earth-friendly material for all kinds of products.
Washington State University student Katy Ayers built a world record-setting canoe out of mycelium, her MyConoe. That’s just the beginning of her ideas about materials made from fungus. Larry Clark, editor of Washington State Magazine, talked with Ayers about products made from fungi and mycelium, along with potential fungi items such as fishing bobbers and hunting blinds.
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