16-17: Innovation and Research

This summer, Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Marco Hatch is taking to the islands of the Pacific Northwest to study clam gardens.

“Clam gardens are intertidal areas that indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest have historically…

Western Washington University Associate Professor and Chair of Liberal Studies Kimberly Lynn, along with Johns Hopkins University Assistant Professor Erin Kathleen Rowe, has published “The Early Modern Hispanic World: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches” with Cambridge…

recent study comparing a clam garden to an unmanaged shoreline showed a doubling of production in littleneck clams and quadrupling…

Could tiny homes, or a community of them, be used to provide housing for people who are homeless in Whatcom County, like they do now in Olympia and Seattle?

It’s among the suggestions made by Western Washington University students in their …

But this study is important beyond just providing a long, long, long-term forecast for Portland and points east. It represents a step forward for tree ring science.

“This is a great example of where the field has been trying to go for a long time,” says Andy Bunn, an…

Western Washington University Professor of Environmental Science David Shull will work alongside the Washington Department of Ecology this summer to sample from 25 sites in Bellingham Bay, the beginning of a multi-year process to attempt to answer one question: How is Puget Sound changing?…

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected 24 educational institutions (including WWU) to receive $1 million grants as part of it Inclusive Excellence initiative. The initiative’s broad objective is to help colleges…

So Million created software, published in the 

Western Washington University is one of 24 institutions in the country selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Program to receive a five year, $1 million grant to enhance student success in STEM fields, especially those students typically under-represented in…

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