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Caity Scott (they/them), a recent graduate of Western’s MFA in Creative Writing program, was recently announced as the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) and ProQuest winner for Distinguished Master’s Thesis and/or Final Master’s Capstone Project Award in the Creative, Visual, and…

Computer science: It’s a vast field with endless areas for specialization, an enormous range of career options, and an abundance of well-paying, varied jobs. With a computer science degree, doors open on a diversity of opportunities. 

But the diversity of opportunities for computer…

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Research and Creative Opportunities Student Grant Applications are accepted during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Please note that decisions are shared with applicants at the end of each quarter, so applicants should plan accordingly. For…

It was the summer of 2019, and WWU student Haley Holliday – then a Chemistry undergrad and now a Chemistry graduate student – was on crutches after ankle surgery following a rock-climbing injury, and was feeling a little sorry for herself.  

She stopped by the office of Assistant…

Communication is a two-way street; when one speaks, the other listens, and tries to interpret the sometimes subtle signals in the language.

But when you’re a geophysicist, and what you’re listening to are the not-so-subtle signals of one of the most active fault systems in the world –…

Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” plays on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage from Oct. 14-16 in a newly imagined production directed by Professor of Theatre and Dance Mark Kuntz, with Romeo and Juliet being played by Western students Gabe Zuniga, Zachary Lewis, Catie Hinson and Jersey…

The toxicity levels of seaweed at two Skagit County sites were included in a Salish Sea study done by Western Washington University researchers

The study, published in the scientific journal PLoS One on Sept. 23, looked at three species of edible seaweed at 43 Salish…

A new study just published by researchers at Western Washington University (WWU) reports concentrations of up to 162 chemical contaminants in three species of edible seaweeds gathered in the Salish Sea.

Many people think that the ocean’s greatest mysteries are in the depths, but one Western student is searching for them in the shallows of the Salish Sea. 

Lucy Greeley, a fourth-year Marine and Coastal Science major, is studying the bioluminescent plankton in the waters in and around…

WWU junior Caitlin Bannister’s interest and research efforts into the mysteries of the nervous system have allowed her to be Western’s first behavioral neuroscience student to receive a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education…

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