Engineering and Design Department

The Engineering and Design Department’s Lead Technician, Steve James, will retire Nov. 1 after 37 years at WWU.

Steve was hired by WWU’s Technology Department back in 1985. Though departments, buildings, and people have changed WWU’s campus over those 37 years, Steve was always active in…

anna Armstrong took her bioplastic to the Eastern Washington Regional Science and Engineering Fair, where she took first place for her invention and went on to compete virtually in the International Science and Engineering Fair in Atlanta, Georgia, where she placed fourth in the world in the…

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…

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…

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…

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