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What it takes to be a Scientist: A personal account into testing a new method

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:17am

Editor's note: Trying to find new ways to gather data is never easy - and as Geology student Keeley Chiasson explains in this story, it's a process of trial and error, of learning to overcome frustration and dead ends, and, hopefully at the end, a feeling of reward and accomplishment.

 

March 2018

We drove up logging roads on the Van Zandt dike, based in the foothills of the North Cascades, Washington. Several turns seemed to lead nowhere. When we reached a dead end, Geoff turned off the car.

WWU's Melissa Rice to Speak May 28 about Mapping Mars

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:25am

Contact: Dennis Matthews, Map Collection Manager, Western Washington University Libraries, (360) 650-3272, or Dennis.Matthews@wwu.edu

Melissa Rice, Assistant Professor of Planetary Science at Western Washington University,  will give a talk called “Mapping Mars: Our Evolving Vision of the Red Planet - Part II” on Tuesday, May 28 at 4 p.m. at Western Washington University in the Map Collection, located in Wilson Library Room 290. This event is free and open to the public.

WWU's Melissa Rice to Speak May 28 about Mapping Mars

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:07am

Contact: Dennis Matthews, Map Collection Manager, Western Washington University Libraries, (360) 650-3272, or Dennis.Matthews@wwu.edu

Melissa Rice, assistant professor of planetary science at Western Washington University, will give a talk called “Mapping Mars: Our Evolving Vision of the Red Planet - Part II” on Tuesday, May 28 at 4 p.m. at Western  in the Map Collection, located in Wilson Library Room 290. This event is free and open to the public.

WWU Mars Researchers Look Through Curiosity’s Eyes to Analyze the Red Planet's Ancient Geology

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 1:32pm

Researchers at Western Washington University are working with NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars to analyze the rocky surface with technicolor images. 

Between a Rock and a Hard Plate: How to Save Your Metamorphic Sole

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 12:21pm

What’s Millions of years old, undergone a lot of stress, and turned noticeably blue?