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To serve the science and engineering needs of Washington State and the global community by advancing scholarship and educating thoughtful leaders and problem solvers.

In Memory of Dr. Arlan Norman

Arlan Norman


Dr. Arlan Norman, beloved founding Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology (now College of Science and Engineering) passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 31, surrounded by his loving family. 

Arlie impacted the lives of family, friends, students and colleagues. Throughout his life, he worked to inspire the best in innovation, curiosity and excellence in science education. Please consider honoring his memory with a gift to The Arlan Norman Award for Excellence, established in 2015.


Reddish glow on a desert-looking moonscape as the sun begins to set on another Martian day.

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Geology Melissa Rice is going to be working nights for the next three months.

Martian nights.

Read Working the Martian Night Shift in Western Today.


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