The Geology Department at WWU is committed to excellence in our teaching and research. Our goal is to offer the highest possible quality education in the geological sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We strive to create an inclusive environment to foster student excitement about discovery and the process of geologic inquiry. We want all students to develop an appreciation of how geological processes affect the earth and society so that they will be environmentally responsible, scientifically literate citizens. We produce majors with an interdisciplinary content background in geology and the physical sciences who are competent in the lab and field, who can work collaboratively, conduct original research, and communicate their results effectively.
For Give Day 2022, we have a few of particular areas of need and opportunity that we would appreciate support for.
The first is the Geology Department General Needs fund. If you have enjoyed department-sponsored events at GSA and AGU meetings, other get-togethers, and would like to help us make the most of our students' experiences and opportunities at WWU, please give or give back to this fund.
The next is a new fund to help support Geochemical Research and Analysis at Western Washington University. Thanks to a generous donor this fund will be seeded with a gift of $10,000. We Hope you too will support Geology on Give Day this year!
The next is the Geology Graduate Student Support fund. The purpose of this fund is to support research expenses for Geology MS thesis projects, and will greatly enhance the scope, sophistication, and opportunities for our MS students research work.
We also have a number of existing scholarship and activities funds that provide valuable aid to our students and our program. Any support you are able to give helps Geology students achieve their goals.