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University of Hawaii at Hilo Robotics Technicians Max Kerr and Casey Pearring, along with Akamai intern Nasre Manasrah of UH Maui College (UHMC), and summer volunteer Matt Takemoto of Western Washington University, all contributed to the successful mountainside traverse that tested the rover’s…

Western Washington University held its annual student robot competition May 30, in conjunction with the Northwest Robot Festival in the Communications Facility on campus.

The yearly event is sponsored by the WWU College of Sciences and Technology, the WWU Department of Computer Science,…

This year’s Innovative Teaching Showcase theme, “Blended Learning: The Best of Both Worlds,” seeks to honor faculty who have designed exemplary courses that capitalize on an effective blend of face-to-face and web-based instruction.

This kind of instruction has the…

Two students from Bainbridge Island are members of the Western Washington University team that won second place in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Manufacturing Challenge.

The competition was March 19 in Long Beach, Calif., and teams were asked to create a manufacturing process for…

A vehicle loaded with “cool factor” is expected to be a valuable winter tool for the Daggett County Sheriff’s Office. On Saturday, the department’s newest vehicle, an eight-passenger turbo diesel powered hovercraft, glided more than 16 inches above cracked ice, patches of open water and Flaming…

Kathleen Kitto has been named the acting vice provost for Research and acting dean of the Graduate School at Western Washington University.

Kitto will assume her new duties on March 15. Moheb Ghali, who has served as vice provost for Research and dean of the Graduate School at Western…

Engineering students from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. are working on a recycling project to help earthquake victims in Haiti rebuild homes from plastic waste, according to recent news reports.

Nikki Larson, an associate professor of…

Nikki Larson and six of her Western Washington University students are working on an unusual recycling project they hope will result in helping Haiti residents get new homes while cleaning up their country.
Larson, an associate professor of engineering technology, and her students are…

Jeff Newcomer, a professor of engineering technology at Western Washington University, recently received an award for best paper at the Frontiers in Education conference.

The Benjamin Dasher Award, given each year to the best paper/presentation at the conference, was awarded for…

Western Washington University Professor Kathy Kitto will be assuming a part-time leadership role to assist with Academic Affairs’ priorities within Western’s comprehensive campaign and with opportunities to advance the university’s new trans-collegiate initiatives, Provost Catherine Riordan…

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