Geology 409/410 - Advanced Geologic Field Mapping, Methods, and Theory - represents the capstone course for undergraduate Geology majors. Students in the class spend six weeks exploring and mapping geologic phenomena across the western United States. In this photo, students from this summer’s class map and analyze large Pleistocene glacial moraines above Wallowa Lake in the Wallowa Mountains, northeastern Oregon.
Western Washington University is one of 24 institutions in the country selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Program to receive a five year, $1 million grant to enhance student success in STEM fields, especially those students typically under-represented in the natural sciences.
The award to WWU was the result of a national-level competition, with a pool of more than 500 applicants from competing institutions, and is the only grant awarded to an institution in the Pacific Northwest.