Western Washington University

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Fighting 'Imposter Syndrome:' WWU working to recruit more female students into Computer Science, Math

When Hailey Fagerness of Snohomish was a senior in high school and taking AP calculus, she struggled with deciding what college to go to and what to study.

In the News

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Western Washington University Professor of Psychology Jeff Grimm has received a new grant from the National Institutes of Health furthering his research into the body’s craving for sugar, and he… Read more about Sugar Nation: WWU's Jeff Grimm working to unravel how the brain feeds addictions and cravings

The Great Wall of China , Hadrian's Wall , The Maginot Line

Welcome to "Tuesday Q&A," a weekly story where issues of broad topical interest are viewed through the lens of the research expertise of Western's faculty.

Read more about Tuesday Q&A: History has given us a wealth of walls to study ... so do they work?

The Collins Family poses with former WWU President Bruce Shepard at Frederick Jr.'s graduation.

Over the last 30 years, the Collins family has collected college degrees the way some people collect postage stamps or rare coins. The family of four has racked up nine degrees in total including… Read more about The Collins Family: A dedication to community service and and a lifelong passion for education

Awards & Recognition

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NOAA/Hollings Scholars

Third in the nation

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Peace Corps Volunteers

Top volunteer producing school

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