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Support the College of Science and Engineering!

Dean's Fund

Gifts to the Dean’s fund enable us to respond to emergent needs and opportunities in support of students and faculty across the College of Science and Engineering. Examples include real-time support of student- and faculty-led ADEI initiatives, matching funds to enable acquisition of advanced research equipment, and seed grant money to enable the development of new academic programs and community partnerships.  

Advanced Technology Building – Capital Campaign Project  

Western’s new advanced technology engineering and computer science building (Kaiser Borsari Hall) is a direct response to the needs of Washington state industries and employers, as well as a step forward in addressing the access needs for our students interested in majoring in advanced technology fields. The building will be a place for collaboration and connection with spaces that foster innovation, investigation, and inspiration. Physically and culturally accessible, it will be a hub where industry experts, faculty, and students come together to co-create the technology and engineering solutions for today and tomorrow. 

Alma Clark Glass Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to reduce or eliminate anti-Black racism in STEM through productive relationships with and among Black and African American communities in the United States. The scholarship aims to support the success of students working toward this goal. The scholarship is named after Alma Clark Glass, who studied biology at WWU in 1906. Alma was the first Black person to enroll at Western.  

Why Give to CSE?  

Our mission is to serve the science and engineering needs of Washington State and the global community by advancing scholarship and educating thoughtful leaders & problem solvers. We know that some Western students have found this time to be very challenging. As a community it is important that we collectively recognize our ability to help, and to keep our focus and priorities on equitable access to education, inclusion, and providing opportunity.  


WWU has a national reputation for high quality, hands-on research and learning opportunities for its students. CSE faculty participate directly in the classroom and laboratory instruction of our students in programs that emphasize independent student scholarship and the development of creative & innovative thinking. Graduates from CSE departments are prepared for a wide variety of professional opportunities in each of the disciplinary areas, and are ideally prepared for pre-professional programs that require scientific & technical backgrounds. Thank you for partnering with us in creating opportunities for our stellar students!  

Computer Science Matching Opportunity!
Generous alumnus Dr. Chris Reedy has matched the first $2,000 given to the Computer Science department! Thank you!
$2,000 MATCHED
Robert and Bess Christman Scholarship Match - Double your support of Geology students!
Thank you! The first $1000 in gifts to the Robert and Bess Christman Scholarship were matched dollar for dollar by their daughter Maureen Christman, in loving memory of the many ways they positively impacted the WWU and Bellingham Community.
Early Bird Challenge!
Thank you! Your generosity has unlocked an additional $5,000 match before most people even got up for the day!
The Number One Vikings Match!
Thank you, Vikings! You who made the first $1,000 in gifts earned an ADDITIONAL $1,000 through a generous match!
$1,000 MATCHED
New Grad Match Opportunity!
Thank you new Vikings! You've raised an additional $3,000 in support for current WWU students and programs!
WWU Retirement Association Scholarship Challenge
Thank you, Vikings! You've met this challenge and helped unlock $3,000 in scholarship money for current Western students!
$3,000 / $3,000 Raised
3,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you, Viking supporters! More than 3,000 of you have made gifts for Give Day, which is the most participation we've ever had in a Give Day!
Night Owl Challenge
Thank you! Your gifts helped raise an additional $2,000 for Kaiser Borsari Hall!
2,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you! The 2,000th donor has unlocked an additional $750 for men's rowing!
Last Call!
Thank you! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 as a matching gift!
College of Science and Engineering Donor Challenge!
The department, project or program in CSE that received the highest number of unique donors will receive an extra $1,000! Final results available after we process all Give Day gifts. Inflating donor count using fake donor names may disqualify a project, department, or program.
Rank Prize CSE Donor Challenge! Donors
1 $1,000 Computer Science 54
2 Chemistry Department 36
3 Geology 33
4 Biology 21
5 Marine and Coastal Science 15
Savviest Student Organization Challenge!
The student club or team with the most donors when we finish processing all the Give Day gifts will win an extra $1,000! Final results available after all Give Day gifts are processed. Using fake donor names to inflate results may disqualify a club or team.
Rank Prize Savviest Student Organization Challenge! Donors
1 $1,000 Men's Rowing 105
2 Wrestling 45
3 Ice Hockey 45
4 Women's Ultimate 42
5 Water Skiing Team 29
Lunchtime Crunchtime
Thanks, Vikings! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 in support for students on your lunch break.
Rank Prize Lunchtime Crunchtime Challenge! Donors
1 $2,500 Cross Country & Track and Field 95
2 $2,500 Men's Rowing 36
3 Women's Ultimate 13
4 Computer Science 9
5 Marketing Program 9
50-state Challenge!
Thank you, Vikings near and far, for helping unlock an additional $5,000 of support for WWU students!
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