Engineering and Design Department

WWU’s Madeleine Gerst, Rose Kirby, Elliot Quasha and Carson Porter-Keese, juniors in the Industrial Design Program, won the prestigious Global Innovation Awards (GIA) for each of their kitchenware innovations. Western students won four out of the six awards given internationally.

The GIA…

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…

When record cold temperatures slammed through Texas in mid-February, soaring electrical needs pushed through the state's grid, and catastrophe followed. Texas' electrical infrastructure was ill-prepared for such demand, and the state's unregulated system collapsed, leaving almost 5 million homes…

When record cold temperatures slammed through Texas in mid-February, soaring electrical needs pushed through the state's grid, and catastrophe followed. Texas' electrical infrastructure was ill-prepared for such demand, and the state's unregulated system collapsed, leaving almost 5 million homes…

WWU’s Austin Scott and Jo Bloomfield, seniors in the Industrial Design program,won the prestigious 2020 GRAY Awards' student category for “Lo,” a wearable device that focuses on hypertension, encourages blood-pressure awareness, and is targeted towards people in their early twenties. …

WWU’s Austin Scott and Jo Bloomfield, seniors in the Industrial Design program,won the prestigious 2020 GRAY Awards' student category for “Lo,” a wearable device that focuses on hypertension, encourages blood-pressure awareness, and is targeted towards people in their early twenties. …

Students from Western’s Industrial Design program are showcasing their work in junior and senior online shows featuring everything from therapeutic lighting concepts to app design.  

This year the shows are online for the first time; typically, the event…

Western Washington University's Plastics and Composites Engineering (PCE) program was recently ranked as one of the best offerings among public colleges across the nation by Plastics Today. 

“One hallmark of the PCE program is its research on improving…

Western Washington University has been awarded a new five-year, $190,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to help train the next generation of science and math teachers as well as promote summer research opportunities for students who aspire to careers in the…

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