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 Ambassadors

Name Department Office Hours & Location
Dimitri Dounas-Frazer

Physics & Astronomy


MW 3-3:50pm CF 357
Lina Dahlberg Biology M 9:30 - 10:30am, T 12 - 1pm BI 306
Tim Kowalczyk 



T 12 - 1pm CB 241
Jill Davishahl Engineering & Design Th 11am - 12pm ET 272
Moushumi Sharmin Computer Science W 10:30 - 11:30am CF 465
Melissa Rice Geology Th 10 - 11am ES 205
Mariana Smit Vega Garcia Mathematics

Every other week on Mondays, 12:45 - 1:45pm BH 230

Regina Barber DeGraaff STEM Inclusion Specialist

M 2 - 3pm, T 10 - 11am, Th 1 - 2pm BH 425


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 Jan 16 & Finals Week