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A new approach to science rooted in Indigenous tradition

MEGHNA CHAKRABARTI: If you walk along the beach on the Pacific Northwest coast, you might not notice some very special things. They're called clam gardens, and they've been sitting along the shore for thousands of years.

MARCO HATCH: Clam gardens are these really special intertidal…

2023-10-10
Upcoming Internal Grant Application Deadlines for Faculty    2023-10-02
Earthquake research center preps for ‘The Big One’

Major earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest are fairly uncommon, yet a significant threat looms: “The Big One” is an anticipated earthquake of magnitude 8 or higher.

And it could happen any day.

This projected earthquake — which would occur along the Cascadia Subduction Zone…

2023-09-25
Better approaches to being an ally at work

Some three-quarters of workers say they’ve felt excluded at work, according to new global EY …

2023-09-20
Earthquake research center to prep PNW for impending disaster

Major earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest are fairly uncommon, yet a significant threat looms: “The Big One” is an anticipated earthquake of magnitude 8 or higher.  

And it could happen any day.  

This projected earthquake — which would occur along the Cascadia Subduction Zone…

2023-09-15
Western Washington University partnering in new $15M NSF-funded earthquake research center 2023-09-08
WWU faculty receive new grant to research electric-vehicle usage 2023-09-06
Algae blooms that cause pink snow could accelerate melting as Earth warms

“There never used to be any funding for this kind of work,” says Robin Kodner, a biologist at Western Washington University who’s at the forefront of a new push to understand what folks in the Pacific Northwest call “watermelon snow” — if…

2023-07-24
Chemistry’s Mark Bussell elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences 2023-07-24
NASA MESSENGER mission data to measure chromium on Mercury

Co-author Asmaa Boujibar, of Western Washington University, who performed the modeling described in the paper, added: “Our model, based on laboratory experiments, confirms that the majority of chromium in Mercury is concentrated within its core. Due to the unique composition and…

2023-07-10
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