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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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WWU students and alumni presented a session titled “SPARK Discovery and Invention” with Abby Whatley from the SPARK Museum. The session showcased NGSS-aligned curriculum modules the…

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Caroline Hardin, Computer Science/SMATE, received a grant from PESB (Professional Educator Standards Board) to engage in-service teachers in professional…

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