CSE Inclusion Mission Statement
The College of Science and Engineering’s goal is to nurture a supportive and inclusive environment and culture by actively building a college of faculty, staff, and students that values and is reflective of the diverse communities served by WWU, promoting best practices sustaining and supporting equity, inclusivity, and diversity, and by investing in programs that support student success.
STEM Inclusion and Outreach Mission
To cultivate and maintain partnerships with faculty and inclusion programs locally & nationally that are devoted to the recruitment, retention and support of underrepresented students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Current Faculty Community Ambassadors
Location: BI 306
Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Chemistry / AMSEC
Location: CB 241
Tuesdays 3 - 4 p.m.
Engineering & Design
Location: ET 272
Wednesdays at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: CF 465
Tuesdays 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. and by appointment
Location: ES 205
Fridays at 1:30 p.m.
Mariana Smit Vega Garcia
Location: BH 230
Tuesdays 2 - 3 p.m.
Physics / SMATE
Location: CF 357
Mondays from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Annual Inclusion in STEM Mixers: Mix IT Up - Diversifying STEM (2013), Faces of STEM (2014), Science in Pop Culture (2015) & The STEM Mosaic (2016)
STEM Inclusion & Outreach Specialist
Regina Barber DeGraaff, PhD
Regina Barber DeGraaff teaches physics and astronomy at Western. Regina completed her PhD in Physics in 2011 from Washington State University with a focus in Astrophysics, studying globular cluster systems. She is also the first STEM Inclusion and Outreach Specialist at WWU with duties that involve planning campus wide events, student club support, advising, committee work and grant writing. Regina is also the host of the radio show & podcast Spark Science, a talk show which strives to make science accessible to all.
Community Hours - Bond Hall 425
STEM Outreach and Inclusion specialist Regina Barber-DeGraaff hosts open community hours three times a week. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to drop by Regina's office in Bond Hall 425 during these times to discuss any opportunities, issues, or ideas they may have on how to enhance our equity and inclusion efforts.
Monday 2-3 pm
Tuesday 10-11 am
Thursday 11am - 12 pm