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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Civil and Environmental Engineering News – Fall 2015

Welcome from the Chair

Balasingam MuhunthanAs I pen these words to share this latest edition of our civil and environmental newsletter, I am struck by the profound impact our program continues to have on the lives of people locally, statewide, and around the world. We are continuing to make tremendous strides in research, education, and outreach activities. [more]

Research

Connection joint reinforcement detail at bridge deck girders (photo courtesy of WSDOT).Researchers test a better concrete for Washington bridges

A group of Washington State University and University of Washington researchers are collaborating to develop and test a new high-performance concrete for Washington bridges using locally available materials. [more]

landscape with water and treesWater at the forefront: Program grows to meet future challenges

WSU’s water program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is at the forefront of addressing management and availability of water, which promises to be one of the region’s biggest future challenges. [more]

Researcher wins Fulbright chair to study Arctic change

Von P. Walden is expanding international collaboration on research into thinning sea ice as the 2015 U.S. Fulbright Arctic Chair in Norway. [more]

Adam named among top 100 inspiring women in STEM

For excellence in mentoring and motivating students, WSU Associate Professor Jennifer Adam received a “100 Inspiring Women in STEM” award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. [more]

Students

WSU Integrated Design Experience studentsStudents design pulp mill retrofits for a future biofuels industry

WSU civil engineering students worked on a unique, interdisciplinary project to design a retrofit for a pulp mill, so it might someday produce the sugars that are needed to make aviation biofuels. [more]

Coming soon: Construction engineering program planned for fall 2016

To meet the employment needs of heavy/civil industries, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) plans to offer the first accredited Bachelor of Science degree in construction engineering in the Pacific Northwest beginning in fall of 2016. [more]

And More…

Students get real-world view of shaking quakes

Donors ensure hands-on experiences for future students

A look back: Department celebrates 125 years