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Adriana Janovich

Chadd Kahlsdorf
Spring 2021

Charles “Chadd” Kahlsdorf

The idea was simple: show kids how the work of a civil engineer impacts their daily lives and, just maybe, spark their interest enough to get them excited about their own future careers.

Charles “Chadd” Kahlsdorf (’14 MS Eng. Tech. Mgmt.) recently penned a children’s book about his chosen profession. He’s a principal engineer for a regional infrastructure engineering firm in Des Moines, Iowa, with experience in street and pavement design, grading and erosion control, water distribution systems, and more.

“There are a lot of picture books of structures and buildings, but I had never seen a book explain civil engineering at a kid’s level,” … » More …

Cover of book Legacies of the Manhattan Project
Spring 2021

Legacies of the Manhattan Project: Reflections on 75 Years of a Nuclear World

Cover of book Legacies of the Manhattan Project

Edited by Michael Mays

WSU Press: 2020


Many of the academic essays in this book, the second in the Hanford Histories series, were first presented in 2017 at the Legacies of the Manhattan Project at 75 Years conference in Richland, situated along the southern edge of the Hanford Site. In his introduction, Michael Mays — professor of English at WSU Tri-Cities, director of the Hanford History … » More …