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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Civil and Environmental Engineering Newsletter – Summer 2013


Charlotte Beall, a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) student in LAR, works to survey methane emissions from the local natural gas distribution system.Natural Gas Methane Emissions Focus of New Study

WSU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research is leading a nationwide study to understand methane emissions associated with the distribution of natural gas. [more]

Renewable Roadways

“Recycled roadway, sidewalk, shingles, buildings, cooking oil, and steel slag can all work together in a system to build renewable roadways.” [more]

Protecting Bridges from Damage

When a truck collided with the Skagit River bridge, the bridge disastrously collapsed. A WSU civil engineer is applying his expertise in aerospace techniques to create an inexpensive solution to better protect bridges. [more]

Assessing the Farming Outlook for 2030

Yields for dryland crops look good, while irrigated corn and potatoes will be down. That’s the forecast through 2030 from a group of WSU researchers, who are assessing future growing conditions under climate change for 40 types of crops in the Columbia River Basin. [more]


WSU’s Steel Bridge team members7:23 to Build a Steel Bridge in Sloan Courtyard

WSU’s Steel Bridge Team placed second at the regional competition in mid-May, and joined 48 other teams from around the country and Canada to compete in Seattle. [more]

Gage Pepin: Outstanding X3

Gage Pepin was named outstanding sophomore, junior, and senior for the college, an honor that is thought to be unprecedented. [more]

And More…

Dick ColfTwo Alumni Receive WSU Alumni Achievement Award

Civil engineering alumni Dick Colf and retired Major General Paul J. Fletcher are recipients of the WSU Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the WSU Alumni Association (WSUAA). [more]

New Emphasis in Construction Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Design and Construction have established a new construction engineering track within the civil engineering program. [more]