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WWU’s Geology Department Working Towards an Inclusive, Accessible Alternative to Field Camp

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:49am

A galvanizing rite of passage for students seeking a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Geology at Western Washington University has always been Field Camp, a capstone experience of five to six weeks spent entirely in tents – mapping, sampling, categorizing rocks and interpreting the landscape across a variety of terrain throughout the West, from 11,000 feet up in the Sierras to the dry basins of Nevada.

WWU wins NASA contract to build new instrument to help Mars rover scientists

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 12:55pm

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.