Vehicle Research Institute

Each third week of June, just after the academic year ends, a dedicated band of Western Washington University students drive approximately 1,700 miles to Lincoln, Nebraska.

Their mission: be the best of nearly 100 teams competing in Formula SAE West, one of several…

Porsche Club of America, Pacific Northwest Region announced in early December that they would be awarding additional support of $5,000 for WWU's Vehicle Research Institute's (VRI) Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineering) project, Viking 59.

Eric Leonhardt, Director of WWU’s…

Western Washington University Professor Eric Leonhardt, director of Western's Vehicle Research Institute, taught a class Feb. 25 through Western’s Academy for Lifelong Learning. Through ALL, community members, young or old, can take classes taught by Western professors.

Bellingham paddler Brandon Nelson, 41, will be the first to say there is nothing simple about paddling 24 hours straight.

"Ultra events involve suffering, no doubt about it," Nelson said last week. "There is no way to stay comfortable (in a Surfski) for that long. I know I…

Hey kid. Yeah, you. Want to make a cool half-mill? Well, there's a car covered in dust and chiaroscuro dongs sitting out in the open on a college campus. A very valuable car; a GM EV1. One of the ones that was supposed to have been destroyed. All you have to do is go to Rolla, Missouri and…

Western Washington University student Joe Meyer (Economics and Environmental Studies, Seattle) was a member of a team that won “Best Cleantech Idea” and $2,500 in the University of Washington’s Business Plan Challenge.

“The project is a lot of what Huxley [College…

The 2013 Baja SAE season continued with teams traveling to Bellingham, Washington. Baja SAE Washington was hosted by Western Washington University and held at the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center and Dynamic Events taking place at Hannegan Speedway. Seventy-one Teams made the trip for…

Western Washington University chemistry and engineering technology students helped companies in Bellingham and Seattle to develop testing applications for a spectral pattern identification device that recently won a prestigious Prism Award from SPIE, the international society for optics and…

Recent exhibits at Lynden Pioneer Museum have explored fences, the history of bicycles and the roots of modern Christmas traditions.

Working with a modest budget and without state-of-the-art facilities, the museum's director and curator, Troy Luginbill, keeps coming up with…

As a mechanic for one of the top teams in IndyCar racing, the track is Krag Oglesby's workplace. It is serious work, too -- always demanding, often intense and occasionally dangerous -- so there is little time for spectating.

Sometimes, though, it is…

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