Nov 16, 2020
Rowing for 50 years, listening to art, and encouraging women in STEM
Play • 19 min

Cougar Crew, a scrappy and resilient group of rowers at Washington State University, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. They had to cancel a banquet and other events due to COVID-19, but former coach Ken Struckmeyer and rower Doug “Doc” Engle reminisce about the team, catching a crab, and rowing on the Snake River near Pullman. 

Also in this episode:

  • Seattle-based artist, composer and inventor Trimpin created Ambiente432, an innovative sound installation at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU. Visitors to the museum activate the artwork by walking around the entry pavilion and talking, which creates sounds that have calming effects.  

  • WSU engineering professor Noel Schulz talks about her experiences as a woman in engineering. She shares ways to encourage girls and women to enter and stay in the science and engineering fields. 

Read more about Cougar Crew, Ambiente432, and women in STEM.

Support the show (
More episodes
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu