Western Window episode 28

Submitted by admin on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:17am

This month’s episode of Western Window is hosted by Chris Roselli of the WWU Alumni Association and Anna Magidson, a student at Western. Following is the story lineup for this episode:

  • Road Trip on Mars – Western’s Melissa Rice is part of the NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab science team that works with the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, helping change our knowledge of the Red Planet on a daily basis. The underlying question it is trying to answer: did life ever exist on Mars?
  • Engineering a Path to Success – Western students, faculty and staff are working with the “Creators and Innovators” club at Bellingham’s Kulshan Middle School, a group of more than 50 young girls interested in robotics and creative technology.
  • Pioneering The Planet – Western’s Huxley College of the Environment’s quarterly magazine, The Planet, began as a small newsletter in 1979 and has grown into a nationally-lauded, award-winning environmental magazine today.
  • Understanding Energy – Joel Swisher, the director of Western’s Institute for Energy Studies, discusses the formation of the institute and its collaborative mission between the Huxley College of the Environment, College of Science and Engineering, and College of Business and Economics.
  • Catching the Beat– Western’s Music Department’s Percussion Ensemble recently hosted more than 100 high schoolers for a day of master classes and shared sounds, from drum lines to body percussion to marimba.

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