Eric Leonhardt

Western Washington University Professor Eric Leonhardt, director of Western's Vehicle Research Institute, taught a class Feb. 25 through Western’s Academy for Lifelong Learning. Through ALL, community members, young or old, can take classes taught by Western professors.

Western Washington University student Joe Meyer (Economics and Environmental Studies, Seattle) was a member of a team that won “Best Cleantech Idea” and $2,500 in the University of Washington’s Business Plan Challenge.

“The project is a lot of what Huxley [College…

Western Washington University chemistry and engineering technology students helped companies in Bellingham and Seattle to develop testing applications for a spectral pattern identification device that recently won a prestigious Prism Award from SPIE, the international society for optics and…

Don Hayward takes one look under the hood of the sleek, modern car and frowns.

The longtime auto racing guru is staring at Viking 45, Western Washington University’s ultra-fuel-efficient entry in the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE competition, and he’s perplexed.

"Fixing the Future," a PBS documentary about sustainable communities that was filmed at WWU and Bellingham, is set to air later this month on PBS, but an sneak preview of the one-hour special will take place Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham. The documentary, narrated by…

David Brancaccio, a longtime national business journalist and host and senior editor of NOW on PBS, visited Western’s Vehicle Research Institute in August to videotape a feature on Western’s Vehicle Research Institute team that completed a dramatic run all the way to the last days of…

Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike named Oct. 8, 2010, Western Washington University Vehicle Research Institute Viking 45 Day in Bellingham in honor of the team's success at the recent Progressive Automotive X PRIZE competition. WWU finished in the Top 10 and was the highest-finishing U.S. university.…

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