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CMEC Undergrads Win at SURCA 2024

Congratulations to Nicholas Mayer, Connor Reschke, Jesus Jimenez and Harish Varatharaj, who won awards at this year’s Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities! Crimson Award in Engineering and Physical […]

Grant supports research on cross-laminated timber

Washington State University researchers have received a two-year grant to make more resilient and durable housing materials from thermally-modified cross laminated timber (CLT) and recycled carbon fiber. The researchers, including […]

Wolcott named to DOE’s, USDA’s biomass research panel

PULLMAN, Wash. – Michael Wolcott, Washington State University Regents Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named to the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, which advises both […]

Wood Takes Wing

The most complex chemistry lab on the planet is growing in your neighborhood. There might be a tree in your own backyard, cranking out chemicals as it converts sunlight to […]

Forest-powered biofuel flight heads to Washington, D.C.

SEATTLE – Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history by flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs, and […]

PACCAR Environmental Technology Building dedicated

Building tours, a reception, and music from the WSU Cougar Marching Band were part of the dedication of the new PACCAR Environmental Technology Building at Washington State University on Thursday, […]

WSU’s Paccar building houses 5 R&D labs

Wood-framed skyscrapers, resistant to fire and earthquakes and made from locally harvested wood, may someday dot the skylines of North American cities. A new building at Washington State University, opening […]

Creating Jobs Through Sustainable Building Technologies

Buildings stand among the nation’s leading producers of greenhouse gases. To blame is the energy used to operate them and the carbon-heavy materials required to construct them. With populations increasingly […]

WSU partners with new composite recycling center

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – Washington State University will lend its expertise in materials science and engineering to the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) that broke ground in Port Angeles today, […]

In memoriam: Thomas M. Maloney

THOMAS M. MALONEY, 83, of Pullman, WA passed away on June 18, 2014, at his Pullman home.  Read more….. Tom was a distinguished professor at Washington State University and was […]

WSU breaks ground for new clean tech laboratory

With representatives of the university’s Board of Regents, senior administration, and College of Engineering and Architecture faculty on hand, Washington State University today broke ground for the construction of a […]

Wolcott a fellow of International Academy of Wood Science

Michael Wolcott, professor in the Washington State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of WSU’s Institute for Sustainable Design, has been named a fellow of the International […]

Yadama receives NSF CAREER award

Dr. Vikram Yadama received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his proposal “Development of high-performance lignocellulosic composites for building envelopes: Authentic learning about sustainable materials through a […]

WSU expertise helps green business restart

When an entrepreneur wanted to learn more about wood plastic composites (WPC), an Internet search led him to WSU. The ensuing partnership resulted in a factory opening that will employ […]

Wood and Straw Materials

You can huff and puff and not blow the house made of straw down…if you use straw-based boards. Read more…

WSU Extension Featured Program

When some see small-diameter timber in the woods, they see a forest fire hazard or logging leftovers. But, Vikram Yadama sees an innovative opportunity to bring together science and nature […]

Lateral Load Path and Capacity of Exterior Decks

Safety of exterior elevated decks, balconies and porches continues to be an important national issue. Section 1604.8.3 of the 2009 International Building Code (IBC) states that decks shall be anchored to the […]
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