Faculty Research

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Mathematics Mariana Smit Vega Garcia was recently awarded a $190,000 National Science Foundation Grant for her research on partial differential equations, or PDEs.

Smit Vega Garcia’s research is concerned with the study of specific…

With COVID vaccines in the news on a daily basis, the average person is more familiar with the process of drug trials than ever. 

Months if not years of drug development. Thousands of people in trials for months more. FDA panels for approval, and even that was accelerated with …

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Alia Khan has been awarded a five-year, $1.2 million CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to continue ongoing international collaborations with scientists from the Chilean Antarctic Program to evaluate the…

WWU Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Wolff will have a cinematic debut of his film "Hot Lands: Capturing War in the Heart of Mexico" at the Pickford Film Center in downtown Bellingham at noon on Saturday, Oct. 30 as part of its annual "Doctober" film festival.  The…

For the next few weeks, Mars and Earth are on "in conjunction" - on opposite sides of the sun, meaning that the work being done by the Mars rover Perseverance, and all the scientists who monitor its daily work including Western's Melissa Rice - are finally getting their first real break since…

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each week, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at…

From flashy magazine covers guaranteeing a perfect ‘summer body’ to the endless sea of flawless photos on social media, the pressure to change our bodies is everywhere. For Anna Ciao, a Western associate professor of Psychology, the solution lies in intervening at the individual level where…

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