Just as masterful Japanese swordmakers craft pristine weapons by painstakingly shaping layer after layer of red-hot metal, adversity often makes us stronger — whether it’s finding success after a debilitating injury, unraveling the mysteries of 1,500-year-old glass to contain nuclear waste, or moving to a new home late in life.

Watch your office mailboxes for the Spring 2018 issue of Washington State Magazine to explore these stories and more.

You also can find them online, along with several digital-only extras, at magazine.wsu.edu. The magazine is available in PDF and web flipbook versions as well.