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Small Gas Engines BriefCASE

July 10-12, 2023

Washington State University

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SGE Course Description

Small Gas Engines (SGE) is a specialization-level module in the Mechanical Systems in Agriculture series. The module provides technical applications to mechanical systems, using small gas engines as the instructional tool. Students practice technical skills, including measurements, troubleshooting, documenting an engine teardown and assembly, completing work/repair orders, and reading a service manual. This 12-week module can be paired with other modules in the Mechanical Systems in Agriculture series or supplement a standard small engines or ag mechanics curriculum.


The cost of the Washington State University SGE BriefCASE Institutes is $1,300 per individual. The registration covers lodging (7/9 – 7/12/23), curriculum, shuttle to class, cost of instructional materials, a CASE shirt, printing, and lunch/dinner during the week. Pricing can be adjusted (one night housing) for participants arriving on the morning of July 10.  Participants that are within 30 miles and commuting to and from campus may also have pricing adjustments.  The registration deadline is May 1, 2023. See Cancelation Policy below. Registered participants will be invoiced by the National FFA.



Please contact J.D. Baser with any questions.


  • Full registration refund for cancellations more than 31-days from the start date.
  • $50 cancellation fee incurred for cancellations within 30 to 15 days from the start date.
  • $100 cancellation fee incurred for cancellations within 14-days of the session and no-show participants.


Participants will be lodged at:

COAST Hilltop Inn

928 NW Olsen Street

Pullman, WA 99163

The Hilltop provides wi-fi,  indoor pool and spa, restaurant and bar, hot breakfast buffet, shuttle to and from campus, and access to a 24/7 gym. Check-in is 4:00pm  and check-out is 11:00am.

Lodging will be in double-occupancy rooms. Single occupancy rooms and additional nights can be arranged for and additional fee. Please contact JD Baser prior to June 1stth to request and pay for single occupancy rooms or additional nights.


·         Pullman Moscow Regional Airport (PUW) – Alaska Airline fly into the Pullman-Moscow Airport, which is about 10 minutes from campus.

·         Spokane International Airport (GEG) – The Spokane airport is about an hour and a half from campus and offers more flight availability. Transportation to and from this airport may be arranged. Please contact JD Baser to discuss these arrangements.

·         Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport (LWS) – Delta and United Airlines flies into the Lewiston Airport about an hour south of campus.



Travel Details

  • Nature Based:

o   Kamiak Butte—Travel Time ~20 minutes

o   Steptoe Butte—Travel Time ~45+ minutes

o   Palouse Falls—Travel Time ~1.5 hours

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Engineering Laboratory Building, 900 E College Ave

o   Lower Granite Dam—Travel Time ~45 minutes

o   Hells Canyon Tour—Travel Time ~45 minutes


  • Educational Experiences:

o   Pullman Focus:

  • WSU Art Museum—On Campus
  • Sweitzer Engineering Tour—Off Campus ~5 minutes

o   WSU Agriculture:

  • WSU Dairy Center—Off Campus ~15 minutes
  • WSU Beef Center—Off Campus ~15 minutes
  • WSU Wheat Greenhouses—On Campus
  • WSU Pulse Crop Greenhouses—On Campus
  • WSU Grizzly Bears—On Campus


  • Recreational Activities

o   Palouse Ridge Golf Club—Travel Time ~5 minutes

o   Airway Hills Mini Golf –Travel Time ~5-10 minutes

o   Stand-Up Paddle Boarding/ Kayak on the Snake (Lewiston/Clarkston)—Travel Time ~ 45minutes


  • Regional Weekend Travel Ideas:

o   Winetasting

  • Walla Walla—Travel Time ~2 hours
  • Prosser—Travel Time ~2-3 hours
  • Yakima Valley—Travel Time ~3.5 hours
  • Moscow, ID. – Travel Time ~ 15-20 minutes

o   Seattle, WA—Travel Time ~5 hours

  • Space Needle
  • Experience Music Project (EPM)
  • Riding the “Duck” Tours
  • Pike Place Market
  • Pacific Science Center

o   Spokane—Travel Time ~1.5 hours

  • Local Parks
  • Gondola Ride Over the Falls
  • Escape Room

    With 22 majors, 19 minors, and 27 graduate programs, the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) is one of the largest and most innovative colleges at WSU.
  • Distilleries
  • Brewery Options