Faculty Research

Those exploring the high altitudes of the North Cascades may see mountain goats more often if a proposed plan is approved.

The National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service, along with the state Department of Fish & Wildlife and area tribes, have proposed…

Finding a cure for any disease is a complex process. The first goal has to be ensuring any potential drug does not have toxic side effects. Therefore, the main aim of the UCL study was determining whether the experimental drug – given to the majority of the 46…

Josie Melton, science education instructor in SMATE (Science, Math and Technology Education) at Western Washington University, has been selected for one of 10 highly competitive annual CADRE Fellowships.

Recipients receive a one-year fellowship to work with the Community for Advancing…

Faculty members in Western Washington University’s Engineering and Design Department have been awarded a pair of grants totaling over $160,000 by Washington’s Joint Center for Aerospace Innovation.

Both projects address current challenges in aerospace manufacturing, and…

WWU Department of Art & Art History instructor Margot Myers received 2017 Artist Trust GAP Award funding for a series of large woodcut panels each depicting one of the six rivers that feed Bristol Bay, Alaska.

The rivers are depicted as iconic figures - large, dramatic black maps…

Jennifer E. Purcell, who began her affiliation with Western's Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) in 2001, was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship and recently returned from research at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Her…

While continuing to collect data from those 11 research sites — now as part of a partnership with Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes — Eisenlord has seen signs of eelgrass wasting increase and decrease at different locations.

WWU Assistant Professor of Geology Brady Foreman has published "Autogenic geomorphic processes determine the resolution  and fidelity of terrestrial paleoclimate records" in Science Advances magazine, along with Kyle Straub of Tulane University.

The…

Jim Helfield is in a race against time, and he knows it.

Helfield, an associate professor of Environmental Science at Western Washington University,  is researching ways improve the habitat for spring- and summer-run Chinook salmon on the South Fork of Whatcom County’s…

Western Washington University’s Mike Etnier, a research associate in the Anthropology department, traveled to Dutch Harbor on the Aleutian island of Unalaska in August to continue his research into how climate change has affected the marine environment over the past 4,000 years at this…

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