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Researchers ‘watch’ crystal structure change in real time

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have met the long-standing scientific challenge of watching a material change its crystal structure in real time. » More …

Simulation breaks down natural disaster effects

WSU film crews taped the process of structural splits and cracks during a Wood Materials and Engineering simulation at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7.The simulation, headed up by Dan Dolan, a WSU professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Scott Lewis, research associate at the Wood Materials and Engineering Lab, demonstrated natural disasters’ effects on buildings.The film will be used as part of an hour-long PBS documentary titled “Disaster Resistant Homes,” set to air in December.

Students go face-to-face with bricks and steel

Giving students an up-close opportunity to experience the materials that they will need in their professions, John Neary, assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Construction Management, is coordinating the construction on an 8-foot tall, steel, teaching structure behind Carpenter Hall. The American Institute of Steel Construction provided the design. The steel structure, along with a brick laying exercise done last month gives professors the opportunity to illustrate connections and structures that have been discussed in class but not often seen up-close. The foundation for the steel structure, built partly by Professor Ken Carper and his structures students is located in the courtyard between … » More …

Professor gives students material experience

John Neary, assistant professor in the Washington State University School of Architecture and Construction Management, will give students an up-close opportunity to experience the materials they will use in their professions when he coordinates the construction of an eight-foot tall, steel teaching structure behind Carpenter Hall next month.<br><br>With support from the Masonry Industry Promotion Group, a group of 60 students will also experience brick-laying through a Sept. 8 workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. The American Institute of Steel Construction provided the design. <br><br>Architecture students spend their years at school drawing pictures and creating models of the beautiful buildings they … » More …