Engineering and Design Department

Western Washington University is receiving its largest donation ever from two business entrepreneurs that will go a long way to bringing a new science building to campus.

Business partners Fred Kaiser and Grace Borsari are giving a $10 million gift to WWU for its new…

Western Washington University associate professor of Engineering and Design John Misasi and a team of his undergraduate students are working to understand how the world could best use these discarded plastics in the hope that proving their commercial viability could create a robust market for…

The capstone project for any cohort in Western’s Industrial Design program, called the Senior Design Studio, is historically the crucible through which all graduating seniors must pass: intense, grueling, and the ultimate challenge of their four years on campus, the project never fails to be…

The forested coastlines of Afognak Island, part of Alaska’s Kodiak Archipelago, seem at first glance to be pristine and unspoiled, the miles of deserted beaches being left mostly in the care of the island’s brown bears and Roosevelt elk.

Sadly, that perception is far from accurate, due…

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high…

Engineering & Design Student Showcase and Open House will be held June 11 from 1-4 p.m.  Engineering students will be presenting industry sponsored senior projects and also demonstrating curriculum projects in the labs. 

This event is free and open to the public find…

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Engineering and Design John Misasi and two of his students attended the Waterborne Symposium, an environmentally friendly coating technologies conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana on Feb. 24.

Lina Ghanbari of Sammamish and Levi…

A new million-dollar grant will support low-income students interested in engineering.

The National Science Foundation awarded Western Washington University a STEM grant intended to help students pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of the university’s three engineering programs.

It…

Western Washington University’s Engineering and Design Department has been awarded a five-year, $1 million S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation to help low-income students in their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in one of the three Engineering programs at WWU. 

The…

In his final year at Western in 2018, Industrial Design student Scotty Paton received the prompt from Professor Del King for his capstone project: “Act like an entrepreneur and design something that matters.”

This led Paton to push himself towards creating a project with substantial…

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