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
Chemistry / AMSEC
Tuesdays at 1:00pm-2:00pm
Meeting ID: 161 683 671
Engineering & Design
Mariana Smit Vega Garcia
Physics / SMATE
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.
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.