Western Window 34: Outdoor happiness, a visit to Hanford, and more

Submitted by Western Today on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 11:37am

This month’s episode of Western Window is hosted by Chris Roselli of the WWU Alumni Association and Al Dowling, a student at Western. The following is the story lineup for this episode:

  1. What’s New in CBE? – Craig Dunn, interim dean of Western’s College of Business and Economics, talks about the new interdisciplinary focus of the curriculum in the college. (1:05)
  2. Spotlight on Scholarship – A Look inside Scholar’s Week, an annual celebration allowing Western students to display and celebrate undergraduate research at Western, from Anthropology to Zoology and everything in between. (5:50)
  3. Time to Shine – Western’s “Gems Night Out” program aims to attract girls in grades 3-8 to explore science and technology with the goal of seeding an appreciation for the disciplines that could result in them focusing on science-related majors in college and careers afterwards. (11:14)
  4. Learning to Clean Up – Students in Western’s Huxley College of the Environment are learning more about toxic contamination in places like the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and how these sites can be cleaned and remediated and the many factors that go into real-life cleanup of toxic sites. (16:19)
  5. Natural Happiness – How important are the outdoors to Western students? Here’s what a few of them had to say as they reflect on how nature impacts their happiness. (23:20)