College of Science and Engineering
Help make a difference for the College of Science and Engineering


Our mission is to serve the science and engineering needs of Washington State and the global community by advancing scholarship and educating thoughtful leaders and problem solvers.



To be the premier institution in the region for undergraduate education and for select masters programs in science, math, and engineering.


Your gift will help provide the best possible learning experience for our students by supporting student research, conference presentations, scholarships, faculty and program support, technical equipment and cutting edge technology.

WWU has a national reputation for high quality, hands on research and learning opportunities for its students. CSE is a shining star amongst its fellow colleges, boasting seven departments and two multidisciplinary programs. Our faculty participate directly in the classroom and laboratory instruction of our students in programs that emphasize independent student scholarship and the development of creative and innovative thinking.

Graduates from our departments and programs are prepared for a wide variety of professional opportunities in each of the disciplinary areas are ideally prepared for pre-professional programs that require scientific and technical backgrounds.


Departments and Special Projects

You can choose to give to any of the Departments listed below! Some departments and programs within the College of Science and Engineering have chosen to highlight special projects on WWU Give Day. You can click to read more about these selected projects below. 




Computer Science

Engineering and Design






Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship for Single Parents in Science
The first $5,000 in gifts from alumni to the Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar by Kathy Kitto and Dennis Waller (up to $1,000 per donor). This full-tuition scholarship helps financially needy women and men who are single parents pursuing their degree in STEM. The Van Nostrand Scholars simply would not be able to afford their education and transform their trajectory without this scholarship.
Morse Challenge for Student Research Experiences in Chemistry
The first $20,000 in gifts to the Morse Endowment for Student Research Experiences in Chemistry will be matched by Drs. Karen and Joe Morse, providing transformational opportunities for students to work closely with faculty on summer research projects.
2:1 Student Match
The first $5,000 in gifts received from current students will be double matched by alumnus Dave Mann’82 and Ann Thomson Mann (up to $100 per donor) to empower students to support their favorite department, club, scholarship or program.
1: 1 Recent Grad Match
The first $5,000 in gifts received from recent grads (’15, ’16, ’17 and ’18 graduates) will be matched by alumnus Dave Mann’82 and Ann Thomson Mann (up to $100 per donor).
Top 5 WWU Fundraisers
These are our Top 5 Leaders for WWU. NOT based on dollars but donor count contributing to their department, program or scholarships success.
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Give Day Challenge Pool
A percentage of EVERY gift made will be matched by one of our challenge pools (if they did not already receive matching funds from another challenge, up to $5,000 per donor). Challenge Pool dollars will be allocated as a percentage: Total Matching Pool ÷ Total Give Day Donations = Match %. Thank you to our generous Challenge Pool Donors for transforming lives and inspiring support of education: Tony George, Greg & Elizabeth Grant, Andy Kositsky & Maria Mazzei, Bryan Page, Karen & Lane Richards; Jerry & Truc Thon; the WWU Alumni Association, the Western Fund.
Celebrate WWU's 125th anniversay and be the 125th Donor!
This year WWU is celebrating our 125th anniversary! Help us reach our GOAL and you and a guest will be sitting pretty near the goal! The overall 125th donor on WWU Give Day will win 2 tickets to see the Sounders face off against DC United on June 9th.
WECU Raffle For All Donors!
Whatcom Educational Credit Union is a proud supporter of WWU Scholarships and a sponsor of WECU Court in Carver Gymnasium. To further celebrate our partnership with WWU, all give day donors will be entered into a raffle for one of three beautiful baskets filled with WWU & WECU swag and a $100 gift certificate to a downtown Bellingham restaurant
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