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$1.5M NSF grant helps researchers build sustainably in seismic areas
April 12, 2017

By Ercross-laminated woodik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington 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.

Is your deck designed to handle a crowd?
May 5, 2015

From the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Bender-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Outdoor decks are a great way to extend living and entertaining spaces, but they can also be the most dangerous part of a building if not properly designed, constructed and maintained.

Earthquake jolts WSU Nepali students into a plan
April 30, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Already harried by semester-end studies, Nepali students at Washington State University have devised a plan to help their earthquake-stricken country.

WSU student in Japan tells of hardships, fears
March 15, 2011



OSAKA, Japan – Asian studies major Kelsey Hoskins is one of a handful of students from Washington State University currently studying in Japan. She is in Osaka, where few residents even felt the effects of the earthquake. In her most recent message to her friends at WSU, she describes the prevailing fear among citizens of radiation and another major earthquake, as well as a growing frustration in the inability to help more. 



March 15, 2011

I don’t know much more at the moment, but many of my … » More …

Researchers work to combat natural disaster
April 12, 2006

One hundred years ago, on April 18, 1906, the San Francisco Earthquake wreaked havoc in the San Francisco Bay area. The earthquake and resulting fire are thought to have caused thousands of deaths. A hundred years later, researchers at WSU continue to strive to improve construction techniques so that buildings and other structures hold up under future seismic events.* J. Daniel Dolan, professor of civil and environmental engineering, is involved in writing and updating design and building codes in the U.S. He is one of nine experts in the country who review proposals for technical changes to the residential building code. Working with FEMA, Dolan … » More …

WSU ICN grad serves in Pakistan earthquake relief
December 9, 2005

In the wake of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Pakistan Oct. 8, one WSU grad is working to help the thousands in need of medical care.(Photo above: WSU nursing graduate and 2nd Lt. JoAnn LeDoux helps a child impacted by Pakistan earthquake.)  JoAnn LeDoux, a WSU Intercollegiate Nursing school graduate, is serving as an Army nurse in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan to aid in earthquake relief.  Experienced in transcultural nursing, which her service in a Thailand orphanage for her honor’s thesis provided her, the Pakistan adventure has been both familiar and newly challenging. “Many of the patients here do not speak English, as it was in Thailand. I have … » More …