Advertise Here

Office Hours

Posts tagged: NSF grants

Gonzaga professor lands NSF grant for wireless research project

Gonzaga University associate electrical engineering professor Steve Schennum has received a $1.1 million federal grant to work on improving the reliability of wireless networks.

The money, from the National Science Foundation, is the largest federal grant GU has received, the school noted.

Part of Schennum’s research will look at how wireless devices can be designed to be less prone to signal interference from the increasing presence of other wireless networks in a specific area.

A GU release also stated that one industry benefit from Schennum’s research will be to remove some of the technological barriers, in laboratory settings, that developers face when trying to innovate new tools and new network communication ideas.

The GU release said: “There are three companies in the area that are using the (GU Smart Antenna and Radio Lab) now, one of which is LHC2, and there seems to be considerable interest in this work coming from students and prospective students as well,” Schennum said. “We believe it will stimulate even more interest in our electrical engineering program.” 

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.

Sign up for our business email newsletter
Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Office Hours.


Alison Boggs (@alisonboggs) Online Producer Alison Boggs posts and manages content on and its social networking accounts.

Recent work by Alison

Scott Maben Scott Maben is a Deputy City Editor who covers North Idaho news and higher education.

Addy Hatch is the city editor, and formerly was business editor.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here