PLU Awarded $14,000 for Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund

School’s Out Washington and the Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded Pacific Lutheran University a grant for $14,000 from its Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund. The grant will go toward the Tacoma/South Puget Sound MESA program, which prioritizes early exposure to STEM topics…

Dr. Rachid Benkhalti, Much Loved Mathematics Professor, Passes Away

With heavy hearts, we must share the news that Dr. Rachid Benkhalti, PLU Professor of Mathematics, died unexpectedly of natural causes this past weekend. Beloved by his students and peers alike, Rachid joined our Department of Mathematics in 1987. He became a full professor in…

New NSF grant will support PLU students studying to become STEM educators

Twenty-one new scholarships will be created for PLU students from underrepresented backgrounds preparing to become STEM educators, thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant, which provides funding over the next three years, will help extend existing collaborations between the…