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Dr. George "Pinky" Nelson, retired astrophysicist and former Western Washington University professor, was recently honored for his passion for advancing science education.

Nelson received the 2012-2013 Science Champions: Science Education Advocate Awards, according to a press…

George “Pinky” Nelson, retired astrophysicist and former Western Washington University professor, was recently selected as a recipient of the 2012-2013 Science Champions: Science Education Advocate Awards, presented by Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform, a…

Edward Geary has been hired as the new director of Western Washington University’s Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Program, also known as SMATE.
Geary succeeds retired former-director George “Pinky” Nelson.

Edward Geary has been hired as director for the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (SMATE) Program at Western Washington University.

Geary, who started at Western in January 2013, was hired following a national search. He succeeds George “Pinky” Nelson, who has…

Former NASA astronaut George “Pinky” Nelson, director of Western’s Science, Math and Technology Education program, will take Bellingham students in kindergarten through fifth grade on a phenomenal trek through space Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Part of Western Youth Programs…

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 1:45-5 p.m., students in grades K-5 will have the opportunity to explore why light is both obvious and mysterious – such as why sunshine makes us warm during the day but people have to use incandescent and florescent bulbs to produce light at night – when…

Children crowded around the silver orb, waiting for their turn to feel static electricity run through their bodies.

Last Wednesday, Oct. 10, children in grades K-5 participated in Western Youth Programs new Science and Arts Early Release Program “Machines and Moving Things: Physics…

To George "Pinky" Nelson, his fellow former astronaut Neil Armstrong has a clear place in history.

The veteran of three space shuttle missions, who now teaches physics and astronomy at Western Washington University in Bellingham, called Armstrong's…

George “Pinky” Nelson, a professor of physics and astronomy at Western Washington University, has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

The academy provides expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policymaking and works to increase the role of…

George "Pinky" Nelson, a former NASA astronaut and current professor of physics and astronomy at Western Washington University, has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

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