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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Civil and Environmental Engineering Newsletter 2017

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Building sustainably for earthquakes

Interior of the PACCAR buildingWashington State University researchers are collaborating on a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to develop guidelines that will help builders use more sustainable timber in high-rise buildings in earthquake-prone areas.


Studying air quality in Spokane’s smart city lab

Lineman in aerial bucket assists pole-climbing lineman with installing sensors on light pole.WSU researchers have installed a unique air quality sensor network in Spokane’s University District to improve understanding of pollution and health in the community.


Northern star

Alyssa Norris.When someone tells you that they’re a president, a senator, and have worked in the White House, you’re bound to be impressed. But when they say that Santa Claus was once their neighbor, you might start getting a little suspicious. Washington State University’s Alyssa Norris can truthfully claim all these things—and more.


Brian Lamb Fund established

Dagmar Cronn poses at the South Pole.To continue the long tradition of the lab’s supportive culture and to return the kindness to her, Dagmar Cronn and her husband, Bob, have established the Brian Lamb Endowment for the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research.



Smart sensors assess bridge health

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ROTC student builds upon national success

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