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For engineers like Wang, it’s all about protecting Oregon’s infrastructure and, more importantly, its people. “The goal is to get something done slowly but surely so it’s not that painful when we divert a small percentage of our funds to improve things,” Wang says of the statewide mission to prepare Oregon schools for a major earthquake. “After it happens, we will definitely wish that we did more. I’ve seen it all around the world. No one ever expects it; it’s always a surprise. But those who prepare well recover more quickly.”Yes, I think we should be working more quickly. But it's reassuring, as always, to know that even when I'm not aware of it, progress is being made.