WHAT: Washington State University will lead a consortium of universities and private sector researchers in a project to develop a substitute material to replace damaged and decaying wood piers at the U.S. Navy installations. The multidisciplinary project is of national scale and worldwide importance, with large commercial potential.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m.

WHERE: WSU Wood Materials Engineering Laboratory, Research
and Technology Park, NE 1445 Terra View Drive.

WHO: Principal researchers and representatives of the consortium members.

CONTACT: Nancy Hilliard, College of Engineering and Architecture, 509/335-5095, or Al Ruddy, News and Information Services, 509/335-3581.

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