Lummi tribal members at Cherry point

2021 Treaty Day

On January 22, 1855, the United States entered into a solemn agreement with the Lummi Nation by signing the Point of Elliott Treaty.

Please consider acknowledging the anniversary of this event in any classes you might be teaching tomorrow, and/or on your Canvas course.  And learn more about Treaty Day


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The SMATE Building will be closed through Fall quarter, but staff are still working.

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Summer Research Scholarship Applications due March 5th


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Taxidermied bald eagle and swan in a display case
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Debi has authored a chapter entitled "Considering the Classroom Assessment of Nature of Science " in the newly published book, Nature of Science in Science Instrution; Rationaled and Strategies,…

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Collaborative Research: A Study of Socio-metacognition, Emotions, and Power Dynamics When Undergraduate Physics Students Engage in Collaborative…