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WWU Associate Professor of Environmental Science Jim Helfield and his students are working to save endangered chinook salmon on the South Fork of Whatcom County's Nooksack River just a few miles from Western's campus.

Mountain goats are in trouble in the Cascades, and WWU Professor of Environmental Science David Wallin and his students are involved in a joint federal and regional program to bring goats from the Olympics back to their natural range.

Western's Huxley College of the Environment turned 50 this spring, and celebrates its status as the oldest environmental science college in the nation. 

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Robert Berger received the Cottrell Scholar Award, a $100,000 grant from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), to conduct computational research on how to make chemical materials perform better in energy…

Picture the African continent without its 214 million annual cases of malaria. Or South America devoid of the scourge of the new terror of the Zika virus. Or developing nations in the tropics not spending hard-won resources fighting dengue fever, an illness so painful that it’s also known as “…

Western Washington University faculty members Sharon Shewmake, Reid Dorsey-Palmateer and Phil Thompson have secured a two-year, $309,304 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the impact of energy efficiency on local housing prices.

The researchers are partnering with the…

Western Washington University has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help create the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher-preparation programs in the state.

“This grant and the work it will do is built…

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