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Institute for Energy Studies' Speaker Series begins Jan. 17

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:08

With the generous support of Alaska Airlines, Western's Institute for Energy Studies speaker series convenes energy experts from on and off campus and connects the Western Washington University and Bellingham energy communities.

UbiQD Signs License Agreement with Western Washington University and University of Washington for Luminescent Solar Concentrator Technology

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:42

Contact: David Patrick, Western Washington University professor of Chemistry, at (360) 650-3128 or; Donna O’Neill, University of Washington CoMotion Innovation Center at; or Hunter McDaniel, founder and CEO of UbiQD at (505) 310-6767 or

David Patrick appointed director of Scientific and Technical Services

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:49

Western Washington University Professor of Chemistry David Patrick has been appointed director of Western’s Scientific and Technical Services (STS) program. 

Chemistry's Tim Kowalczyk Receives $300,000 NSF Grant to Research Photodynamic Cancer Therapy Agents

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 16:27

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Tim Kowalczyk has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research predictive modeling of photoactive materials.

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.