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Praveen Sekhar

NW Crimson & Gray magazine

A life’s work

Praveen Sekhar, an associate professor of electrical engineering, is internationally renowned for his research on electrochemical gas sensors. He also loves teaching. That’s a winning combination for his students. “I got a job because of this course,” one student said.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Lisa King, president, WSU Foundation; Mel Netzhammer, chancellor, WSU Vancouver; Timi Marie Russin, member of the Cowlitz Tribal Council and Cowlitz Tribal Foundation manager; Patty KinswaGaiser, chairwoman, Cowlitz Indian Tribe; Karissa Lowe, member, Cowlitz Indian Tribe; Greg Ford, chair, Cowlitz Indian Tribe Education Committee; Kirk Schulz, WSU president; and Mike Connell, vice president of Advancement and CEO, WSU Foundation.

NW Crimson & Gray magazine

Cowlitz Indian Tribe invests in STEM education and research

A $1 million philanthropic investment by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to advance life sciences and STEM education at WSU Vancouver will benefit students, research and outreach in Southwest Washington.

Karen Wysaske

NW Crimson & Gray magazine

Notable Alumni Award 2023

To this year’s notable alumna, Karen Wysaske, leadership means service. Now retired and a widow, she uses the skills she once taught in her classroom, coupled with her spirit of kindness, to benefit her family and community.

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