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WWU Team Wins $15,000 Top Prize at Alaska Airlines Innovation Challenge

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 17:57

Nova Solar Glazing, Western Washington University’s team of business, chemistry, industrial design and electrical engineering students, was recently awarded the $15,000 Wells Fargo grand prize at the 2017 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC) hosted by the University of Washington’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.

Gov. Inslee visits WWU

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 16:42

Dunn and DeMark Presenting at fourth International Climate Change Conference in United Arab Emirates

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 20:15

The fourth international climate change conference, hosted by the Environmental Protection and Development Authority (EPDA) of Ras al Khaimah (RAK), United Arab Emirates April 3-5, 2017, is focused on ecosystem productivity and features 29 presenters from 12 countries, including those from Western Washington University. 

WWU Institute for Energy Studies to Host Symposium April 18

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 16:42

Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies will host a symposium titled “Repowering Mobility: Envisioning a New Future for Transportation Energy” from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 on Western’s campus.

Gov. Jay Inslee will provide the opening keynote address to the symposium.

WWU and NWIC to Co-Host Columbia River Treaty Symposium Feb. 22-23

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 17:06

Western Washington University and Northwest Indian College will co-host a symposium, “The Changing Environment and The Columbia River Treaty,” on Feb. 22-23.

The symposium brings together lead negotiators from the United States and representative from Canada, Tribal and First Nations leaders, government representatives, non-government organizations, academics, and members of private industry from across the Columbia Basin to address the modernization of the Columbia River Treaty(CRT).

WWU’s Joel Swisher to Discuss Clean Energy Oct. 27 in Miller 138

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 20:37

Joel Swisher, director of Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies, will discuss clean energy as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Western’s Greg O’Neil Publishes New Paper Focused on Greening the Chemical Industry

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:05

With an eye towards a greener, more environmentally friendly chemical industry, Western Washington University Associate Professor of Chemistry Greg O’Neil, along with a team of students at Western and peers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, have just published a new paper in The Journal of Organic Chemistry that points to a new faster and greener way of investigating the chemical reactions common in oil spill cleanup.

Nominations needed for WWU Team Recognition Award

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:56

The Team Recognition Award recognizes a group or team of staff and faculty (and possibly students) who exemplify cooperation, collaboration and open communication.  The group receiving the award must be comprised of supportive team players who worked in partnership on a project that significantly advanced departmental goals and/or the university mission.

To be considered, the team must meet the following criteria:

National expert on energy to speak at Western April 19

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 17:52

Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies will host Tom Eckman, director of the Power Division of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, for a lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, in Academic Instructional Center West Room 204.

"The Future of Northwest Leadership in Electric Energy" lecture is part of the Institute for Energy Studies’ first Energy Symposium, which will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, in Wilson Library.

Western to Host ‘The Future of Northwest Leadership in Electric Energy’ Symposium April 19

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 16:09

Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies will host an Energy Symposium titled “The Future of Northwest Leadership in Electric Energy” from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 on Western’s campus.

Designed for students, faculty, and community members, the symposium will explore electricity technology and policy, and the role they play in our energy economy.

IES' Joel Swisher keynoting Energy Education webinar March 7

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 16:33

Joel Swisher, director of Western's Institute for Energy Studies, will be the keynote presenter in a free webinar, “Achieving Breadth and Depth in a Comprehensive University Energy Program," on Monday, March 7 at noon. The webinar is hosted and presented by the Council of Energy Education and Research Leaders of the National Council for Science and the Environment.

Commitment to environment and philanthropy drives six-figure gift to Institute for Energy Studies

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 18:17

When, post-retirement, John and Marcia Harter began to divide their time between Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest, they fell in love with Bellingham. “There’s vibrancy and a sense of possibility here,” notes John. “It feels like you can really do something. It’s a likely place to drop a little seed of support.”

Bellingham kicks off 'Energy Year' with downtown celebration

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:50

It's Energy Year in Bellingham.

Making that announcement at a festive celebration Wednesday afternoon was Mayor Kelli Linville, who also launched the Bellingham Energy Prize at the event.

The energy prize is a group effort of nine community partners, including Western Washington University; the prize brings energy saving resources together to make it easy to access expert help and take simple steps to save energy.

Western launches new degree in energy policy and management

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 19:05

After years of preparation and only offering a minor in the subject, Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies is now offering its first full degree program.

The Energy Policy and Management major is an interdisciplinary approach to the subject that includes a broad array of topics that will give students a skill set to succeed in the field, and allows for a focus in energy finance, marketing or entrepreneurship.

Western Window episode 28

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:17

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: