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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Civil and Environmental Engineering News – Fall 2014

Welcome from the Chair

Balasingam MuhunthanOur vibrant program continues its upward trajectory toward every benchmark and target metrics. Our undergraduate enrollment has more than doubled in the past decade with a graduation rate of about 120 students per year, and we are the 13th largest civil engineering program in the nation. [more]


Professor Von P. Walden and his team moving the research station that is set up in Greenland to characterize atmosphere and clouds

Greenland Research Provides Unique Challenge…and Critical Cloud Data

Disregarding the below-freezing temperatures, Professor Von P. Walden and his team are set up in one of the best sites in the world for characterizing atmosphere and clouds. [more]

WSU Visitor Center display

WSU’s Research Story Comes Out of the Woodwork at New Visitor Center

The wood materials throughout the 4,000-square-foot welcome center are more than just aesthetics. They reflect WSU’s long history of bringing engineering research and innovation to industry. [more]

Researchers Lead Key Studies on Sustainable Timber Materials

Todd Beyreuther is leading a grant from the USDA to develop advanced modeling and digital fabrication methods to make high-performance cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. [more]

CE Researchers Help Ranchers in Face of a Changing Climate

Washington State University water resources engineers are developing a model that could help ranchers make sustainable research management decisions. [more]


REU students pose in front of the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Blurring the Lines: Integrating Science and Policy

Graduate student Julian Reyes explains how interdisciplinary training with effective communication of science will enable future scientists to tackle society’s most pressing problems. [more]

And More…

Olsen Receives Outstanding Teaching Award
Davis Named 2014 Young Engineer of the Year
Work Ready: Support from Kiewit Gives Students Hands-on Experience