Regina Barber DeGraaff

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…

Say the word ‘scientist’ and images of stark white lab coats, bubbling test tubes and a Bill Nye-esque researcher might spring to mind; Regina Barber DeGraaff, Western’s STEM Inclusion and Outreach Specialist, is trying to change that.

For the past six years, she’s been working in…

STEM Inclusion and Outreach Specialist Regina Barber DeGraaff is among 17 fellows selected from over 650 applicants for a fellowship to attend the Jackson Wild Media Lab, a rigorous filmmaking workshop in Grand Teton National Park. 

The event Sept. 18-27 is an immersive, cross-…

Researchers at Western Washington University are working with NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars to analyze the rocky surface with technicolor images. 

The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover has been exploring the surface of Mars since it landed in the 96 mile-wide Gale…

Students from Western Washington University’s chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) attended the 2017 SACNAS national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah last month.

SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to racial and…

The 4th annual Inclusion in STEM mixer, Mix IT Up; the STEM Mosaic, is almost here!  

Mix IT Up is sponsored by Western's College of Science and Engineering and the following university chapters and clubs:

AWC (Association for Women in Computing) Chemistry…

Regina Barber DeGraaff, an instructor in Western’s Physics and Astronomy Department and the College of Science and Engineering’s STEM Inclusion and Outreach Specialist, has a good idea of the public’s stereotypical idea of a scientist.

“It’s so frustrating, but we all know what it is: a…

The Faculty Senate Diversity and Social Justice Grants are awarded for faculty teaching and research that focuses on building Western Washington University's capacity for embracing and engaging issues related to diversity, equity and social justice. Initial funding for these grants was…

Western Washington University assistant professor Melissa Rice and lecturers Regina Barber DeGraaff and Mike Kraft will be involved in a special event celebrating NASA's flyby of Pluto on July 14.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at The Spark…

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