Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Magazine, September 2020

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University.
September 2020

Message from the chair

We’ve overcome challenges in a difficult year, supporting our students in their remote delivery instruction and seeing many to graduation, including our first construction engineering graduates.

Searching for coronavirus

WSU researchers have begun studying how the coronavirus persists in the environment—information that could help improve understanding of its pathogenicity.

First construction engineering graduates

WSU’s first construction engineering graduates received their diplomas this spring. All of them had jobs.

Changes to drylands with future climate change

A WSU-led study in Nature Comms found that drylands around the world will expand because of future climate change, but their average productivity will likely be reduced.

Breathing easier during wildfire season

Researchers from WSU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research are part of an NIH-funded study that will use a phone app to help people with asthma during wildfire season.

Damage detective

Ayumi Manawadu’s vision for her future changed forever when her father’s life was spared by the walls of the Galle Fort during the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka. She has made it her life’s work to study civil engineering and resilient structures.
Awards and Honors

Xianming Shi,
ASCE Fellow

Patrick Robichaud,
Truman Scholarship Finalist

Sarah Murphy,
DOE Graduate Fellowship

Sen Du,
Outstanding Graduate Student
Collaboration. Innovation. Transformation.
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