Equity and Inclusion

College of Science and Engineering Inclusion Mission Statement

The College of Science and Engineering’s goal is to nurture a supportive and inclusive environment and culture by actively building a college of faculty, staff, and students that values and is reflective of the diverse communities served by WWU, promoting best practices sustaining and supporting equity, inclusivity, and diversity, and by investing in programs that support student success.

 

STEM Inclusion and Outreach Mission

To cultivate and maintain partnerships with faculty and inclusion programs locally & nationally that are devoted to the recruitment, retention and support of underrepresented students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Community Ambassador Program

Community hours are held by Faculty and Student Ambassadors and serve as a time for students, staff and faculty to bring concerns, feedback or questions as it related to equity, inclusion and diversity within STEM. We hope that we, the Community Ambassadors and the STEM Inclusion and Outreach Specialist, can advise and also guide people to college, university or external resources.

Anonymous Equity and Inclusion Feedback Form

If you have concerns or experiences that you would like to share with the Chemistry Department Community Ambassadors, please use this form  to submit anonymous comments. You are welcome to include an email contact if you would like our community ambassadors to reach out to you if you would like to have a follow-up discussion about your submission.

Equity and Inclusion Comment Form

Community Ambassadors

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Erin Duffy, PhD

Dr. Duffy's Community Office Hours

Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:30 (Zoom)
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Mike Larsen, PhD

Dr. Larsen's Community Office Hours

Tuesdays 2-3 in CB 275

Student Ambassadors

Ellie Baader

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Hello! My name is Ellie I am a senior in the Chemistry Department. I just began working in Dr. James Vyvyan’s lab and I am also a Peer Health Educator. Although I seem to be living and breathing Chemistry, I also love to explore the outdoors and learn languages! 

Fun fact: my family is from Lithuania!

Email Ellie

Hayden Houck

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Hi! I'm Hayden, a 4th year Chemistry major originally from Portland. I'm also a lead tutor at the WWU Tutoring Center and a member of Dr. Mike Larsen's chemistry research group. I'm passionate about learning I really love sharing that passion with my peers.

Fun fact: Outside of school, I love plants and embroidery!

Email Hayden

Chemistry Student Ambassador Office Hours

Fall 2021 

Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30am

CB 275 - Chemistry Conference Room

Student-Led

  • We talk about what's important to you
  • you can come "unprepared" let's just chat!

Get Involved

  • Don't quite feel like you're apart of the community yet?
  • lets find some clubs or research groups to join!

Share Your Experience

  • We want to know what's working and what's not
  • we would love to hear from you!