College of Science and Engineering

Communication is a two-way street; when one speaks, the other listens, and tries to interpret the sometimes subtle signals in the language.

But when you’re a geophysicist, and what you’re listening to are the not-so-subtle signals of one of the most active fault systems in the world –…

The Western Washington University Honors College invites proposals for not fewer than 24 seminars to be offered during the 2023-2024 academic year. Honors Seminars are junior/senior-level courses and may be on any subject; interdisciplinary proposals are strongly encouraged. Seminars are small,…

Summer at Western is usually a quiet time, with fewer in-person classes making for nearly empty buildings.

That’s one of the reasons why the Biology Department created the new Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), led by seven faculty in the department. SURP cuts some of the…

After a year delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Molecular Biosciences Symposium is back! WWU Associate Professor of Chemistry Jeanine Amacher developed the symposium in 2019 in order to bring together Western students and faculty with other academics (faculty, doctoral students, and…

When Daphne Scott isn’t teaching math at Western Washington University, she’s busy smashing records. Using her mathematical skills to sharpen her athletic abilities, Scott recently broke an American and world decathlon record for the 60–64 age group. 

“A lot of people…

WWU also sees gains in Graduate School, Honors College enrollment

 

Recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Washington University’s fall enrollment is showing strong signs of a return to pre-pandemic levels with the largest incoming first-year cohort – 3,225 new…

The higher education community is on alert this autumn as cyberattacks against college campuses continue to rise. Common targets include student, faculty, and staff accounts and finances accessed through malware-loaded phishing attempts, but more sophisticated hacking attempts to steal…

WWU is coordinating the 2023 Salmon Recovery Conference on April 18 and 19, 2023 in Vancouver, Washington, and event organizers are calling for abstracts through Oct. 28.

The theme of this year’s conference is "A Shared Future," which reflects the desire to hear broad…

The plentiful seaweed off the shores of Fidalgo and other surrounding islands has concentrated contaminants, according to a study published recently by a team at Western Washington University.

It's the same seaweed that is often eaten by area tribal members and kayakers looking for a…

The toxicity levels of seaweed at two Skagit County sites were included in a Salish Sea study done by Western Washington University researchers

The study, published in the scientific journal PLoS One on Sept. 23, looked at three species of edible seaweed at 43 Salish…

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