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STEM Inclusion & Outreach

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

    Current Ambassadors


    Portrait of Lina Dahlberg

    Lina Dahlberg




    Chemistry / AMSEC

    Portrait of Tim Kowalczyk

    Tim Kowalczyk




    Computer Science

    Portrait of Moushumi Sharmin

    Moushumi Sharmin

    Tuesdays at 1:00pm-2:00pm

    Meeting ID: 161 683 671


    Engineering & Design

    Portrait of Jill Davishahl

    Jill Davishahl





    Portrait of Melissa Rice

    Melissa Rice





    Portrait of Mariana Smit Vega GarciaMariana Smit Vega Garcia




    Physics / SMATE

    Portrait of Dimitri Dounas-FrazerDimitri Dounas-Frazer







    The Mosaic    Visit Spark Science's website         

    Annual Inclusion in STEM Mixers: Mix IT Up - Diversifying STEM (2013), Faces of STEM (2014), Science in Pop Culture (2015) & The STEM Mosaic (2016)

    For more information about STEM student clubs focused on inclusion (especially SACNAS, Women in Physics, Out in Science and SASE) contact


    STEM Inclusion & Outreach Specialist

    Regina Bruce

    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 

    Regina will be hosting remote office hours via Zoom Tuesday and Thursday from 11am - Noon and by appointment. Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome to discuss any opportunities, issues, or ideas they may have on how to enhance our equity and inclusion efforts during this time. In order to protect privacy and potentially sensitive issues, you will be placed into a waiting room upon joining the meeting until Regina is available to speak to you one-on-one.

    Please send Regina an email in order to receive the Zoom link.