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Sept 15 - Oct. 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month

Access SMATE by Appointment only this Fall

  • For General Info, computers, calculators, materials, or equipment checkout - please call 360.650.7680 to schedule an appointment during operating hours.
  • Advising and program questions, please contact Lori Torres @ torresl@wwu.edu or 360.650.7605


We are an interdisciplinary Science Education Center striving towards the best in science teaching education. Our mission and values guide us to  improving teaching and learning through the lens of equity, inclusion and STEM literacy for all.  

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News and Events

SMATE's Hanley, Borda & Warren receive a new NSF grant. The National Science Foundation has funded a study at Western Washington University, entitled Building…

SMATE/Computer Science faculty Hao and Hardin, were successful in getting PESB to add a Computer Science Endorsement!!

May 5th and 6th saw our first Virtual Slesnick Symposium.  Dr. Bryan Dewsbury gave an exceptional keynote and workshop attended by over 100 participants.  Watch the…