College of Science and Engineering

“It takes some getting used to,” says WWU Lab and Classroom Support Technician Becky Lancaster, in reference to Hera and Achilles, the two visitors to Western’s new Anatomy and Physiology Lab that I had come to see.

The lab, located in a nondescript section of the new Carver facility,…

The College of the Environment and Career Services Center invites all students and alumni to participate in the annual Environmental Career and Internship Fair, Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 1-4 p.m. on Handshake!

This annual event provides an opportunity to build connections with employers…

Ocean plastics littering Washington’s coast are finding new life in Bellingham, with the help of a team of professors and students at Western Washington University’s College of Science and Engineering.

Since December, the group has used its expertise and machinery to turn the plastic…

Western's STEM Inclusion and Outreach Specialist Regina Barber will take up her dual roles as both a science communicator (she is the host of the podcast Spark Science) and an astrophysicist as the first-ever Scientist in Residence for National Public Radio's "Short Wave," a daily science…

Just a few weeks ago, a submarine volcano identifiable by two small uninhabitable islands in the Kingdom of Tonga began to erupt. Its outburst initially seemed innocuous, with ashen plumes and moderate explosions that few people living outside the archipelago noticed.

But in the past 24…

The pellets are green because of the occasional black strands in the rope, and because of other contaminants. 800 pounds of pellets were shipped to the Engineering and Design Department at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, Washington. Washington Sea Grant purchased a…

Western's chapters of the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering and Society of Plastics Engineers are co-sponsoring, along with the Surfrider Foundation, a cleanup of the I&J Waterway in Bellingham (see map below) from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 4. All…

Michael Seal, the founding director of Western's groundbreaking Vehicle Research Institute and a WWU faculty member for more than 35 years, passed away on Oct. 29 at the age of 84.

In 1969, Seal, who had just earned his doctorate from Texas A&M after completing his master's…

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…

Saving endangered Pinto abalone is hard in part because locating their habitat is time-consuming and, as a result, expensive. The process involves dive crews on the water in search of suitable locations, but there are only so many dives a team can do in a day. A recent SeaDoc-funded project is…

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