Western's Chemistry and Biology Departments are co-sponsoring a Life Sciences Symposium on Friday, Oct. 18. This event is an opportunity for PhD graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research and be involved in early career panels with the undergraduates and Master's students at Western.
A group of faculty and staff from Western Washington University has teamed with Seattle-based aerospace manufacturing company First Mode to win a new $302,000 contract from NASA to design and build a new instrument called a goniometer that will help scientists and members of the Mars rover teams better understand what they are seeing and sampling on the Red Planet.
Emily Borda has been hired as director for the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (SMATE) program at Western Washington University.
Borda, a professor of Chemistry at Western, was hired following a national search and began her new duties on Sept. 16. She succeeds Ed Geary, who retired as SMATE director after working in the position since 2013.
The WWU Chemistry Department will present the film "Human Nature" in honor of National Chemistry Week at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 and at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14 at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in Downtown Bellingham as part of the Pickford's "Doctober" film series.
More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year.
Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.
The graduates were recognized at spring Commencement June 15. The 11 Outstanding Graduates from the College of Science and Engineering are:
Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Tim Kowalczyk has been awarded a prestigious five-year, $496,000 Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research into porous organic frameworks for energy conversion and storage.
“I’m grateful for this early-career award from the NSF which reflects outstanding contributions from our entire team of student researchers, as well as technical and moral support from colleagues across the College of Science and Engineering and the Institute for Energy Studies,” Kowalczyk said.