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The faculty in the College of Science and Engineering has established a fund to provide support for Black students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Black people face unique and systemic barriers to succeeding in STEM, contributing to historical and ongoing underrepresentation in undergraduate and graduate STEM programs, and in STEM careers. The impetus for the fund is the 2020 protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Through this scholarship we can, together, make an impact on the educational goals of Black students at WWU for generations to come.

Our initial goal is to raise $25,000 to establish an endowment fund that will support the scholastic and research aspirations of Black undergraduate and graduate students. Please join us in making a lasting impact for our students. Together we can make a difference.

The donation page can be found here

The Biology Department encompasses areas ranging from molecular biology to ecosystem ecology. This breadth is reflected in our curriculum and in faculty and student research. Our joint mission of teaching and research strongly complement each other and provide students with an educational experience of very high quality.

In support of the mission of Western Washington University and the College of Sciences and Engineering, the mission of the Biology Department is to provide an outstanding learning environment that integrates education, scholarship, and service in order to actively engage students in the biological sciences and foster their development as lifelong learners.

The Biology Department office is currently working remotely and are available to answer your questions via phone and email.  Please call 360.650.3627 or send an email to biologyadvising@wwu.edu. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

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Are you an incoming new student for fall 2020? Please take a few moments to review this page for important details and resources regarding orientation, registration, major declaration and more. 

Oct. 21ST (4-5 PM) - Joshua Lawler

Oct. 21ST (4-5 PM) - Joshua Lawler 

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