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Native American students hosted at WSU camp
June 11, 2002

The tiny percentage of Native American students who pursue engineering is the impetus behind the Ny’EE camp currently underway at WSU’s College of Engineering and Architecture. The camp, which is free for the students, has grown every year since its 1999 inception. Its name, Ny’EE, or Native Youth Exploring Engineering, came from a student in the first year of the camp.At the camp, Native American 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students from throughout the region come to WSU for five days to learn about engineering and this year — for the first time — communications.Workshops teach basics in engineering and try to instill a joy … » More …

Engineering CEO discusses World Trade Center lesson
April 26, 2002

The twin towers of the New York World Trade Center were hailed as structural engineering marvels in the mid-1960s. Then came Sept. 11, 2001.The structural engineering of those towers was the work of Jon Magnusson and his civil engineering firm, which has since grown to Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire, based in Seattle. Magnusson is chairman and CEO.He is also the 2002 Lanning distinguished lecturer, speaking on the topic, “New York World Trade Center: Reflections on the Engineering and Thoughts about the Future.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 3:10 p.m., May 2, Todd Auditorium, with reception following.The presen-tation … » More …