Physics and Astronomy Department

Cheaper Solar Power? Western Washington University researchers say they've come up with a solar power innovation that could cut costs dramatically and enable solar panels to collect energy on cloudy days.

A team of Western Washington University researchers have developed a new approach to solar electricity generation they say could eventually cut solar power to 1/10th of its current cost.

The team recently won a three-year grant of $970,000 from the National Science Foundation to continue…

Faculty at Western Washington University’s Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center have been awarded a three-year $970,000 National Science Foundation grant to continue their research into producing the next generation of solar panels.

The AMSEC team is building and…

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ken Rines has been awarded $35,000 from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement for use into dark energy and galaxy cluster research.

Rines research involves observing galaxy clusters using optical…

"Picked to speak at the 2010 Olympic College commencement ceremony, Tara Marie Wilson is excited about the opportunity to inspire her fellow graduates.

Wilson was born Jan. 11, 1977 in Bremerton. She has lived in Bremerton her entire life and has little experience visiting other…

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