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).

Upcoming Events

CSE EID Networking Social

3:30 - 5pm

Thursday, November 7

Location: SMATE Learning Resource Center

Save the Date - Mix it up. Science Past: The Good & The Bad. November 14th 2019. Viking Union MPR. 5 - 7pm. Food, hands on science, and trivia. For accessibility accommodations contact the College of Science and Engineering, 360-650-6400

Mix It Up: Past Science - The Good and the Bad

5pm - 7pm

Thursday, Nov 14

Location: VU MPR

Full list of events.


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 - 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 1-2 pm

No Community Hour Oct 31st