College of Science and Engineering

Scholars Week, an annual celebration showcasing the best of Western Washington University students’ research and creative work, returns to Western’s campus May 16 – May 20, 2022, after two years of virtual events.  

The Scholars Week Planning Committee invites students to register April…

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each week, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at…

Two Western biology assistant professors, Suzanne Lee and Nick Galati, were recently awarded National Science Foundation CAREER grants, the foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty. Lee and Galati received $1,254,671 and $908,007 grants, respectively, to continue…

The Nooksack River is under enormous strain, as development brings its ecosystems to the brink of collapse and climate change chokes summer water supply by reducing the region’s annual snowpack.

Recent research shows there is another party that should very likely be held partially…

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each week, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at…

Western's Spanel Planetarium in Haggard Hall will host a live in-person show, "To the Moon," just for Western students, staff, and faculty at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 11.

This quarter, in addition to finding night sky objects you can see from your own backyard, we'll learn about the past…

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars, and it has been quite a year of discovery. Western Today caught up with Associate Professor of Planetary Science Melissa Rice, who worked the Martian night shift to guide and monitor the rover during its first two…

A marine snail on the brink of extinction is getting help from Whatcom researchers and the Lummi Nation as Washington expands restoration efforts for the pinto abalone. The pinto abalone is the only abalone species native to Washington waters, contributing to healthy kelp forests that support a…

Western Washington University's Computer Science Department is now offering a Bachelor of Science degree program in Data Science.

“Data has become increasingly important not only in technology-related fields, but practically every discipline and pursuit,” said WWU Assistant Professor of…

Single-stream recycling will soon be tested in Bellingham.

But not everyone is on board. One of those people is Mark Peyron, an associate professor of chemical engineering at Western Washington University. “It certainly will result in more contaminated waste,” said Peyron, who…

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