PLU Faculty Discuss “Climate” on Latest Episode of “Open to Interpretation”

TACOMA, WASH. (Oct. 22, 2015)- The third episode of ‘Open to Interpretation’ features a discussion of the word ‘climate’ among host and Associate Professor of Communication Amy Young, Associate Professor of Biology Michael Behrens and Assistant Professor of Politics and Government Kaitlyn Sill. “Open to…

PLU Physics Professor Writes and Illustrates Children’s Book

TACOMA, Wash. (Oct. 13, 2015)—When Katrina Hay was a child, her grandparents gave her a poster that depicted the structure of the universe and compared the sizes and shapes of its components. That wondrous poster remained in her mind throughout her youth and became a…

A Successful Experiment

Chemistry professor helps make history with PLU’s AP Summer Institute Brian Weisenstein is a teacher at Jakarta Intercultural School who spent one particularly toasty July afternoon conducting an experiment on canned pineapple juice in PLU’s Rieke Science Center. That’s not really as random as it…

PLU Associate Professor Daniel Heath Earns National Mathematics Honor

TACOMA, Wash. (April 20, 2015)—Pacific Lutheran University Associate Professor of Mathematics Daniel (Deej) Heath will be recognized with the 2015 Carl B. Allendoerfer Award, a national award sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, in August. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is one of…

PLU’s New Greenhouse is Growing Into Something Amazing

TACOMA, Wash. (March 20, 2015)—Just as spring springs, a new building has begun to peek out from the soil in lower campus: Pacific Lutheran University’s new greenhouse is starting to grow. The 1,700-square-foot, stand-alone Carol Sheffels Quigg Greenhouse is expected to open early to mid-August,…

PLU Glacial Geology

From the blog: “This blog will share the work of four National Science Foundation-funded researchers from Pacific Lutheran University, Berkeley Geochronology Center, and Tulane University as we investigate the glacial history of the northwestern Ross Sea, Antarctica. The goal of this project is to track the…

A Semester in Africa

Follow the travels of PLU Chemistry major Alice Henderson as she spends five months studying away in Windhoek, Namibia:  https://alicehender.wordpress.com/

Geosciences Students Take the Classroom to the Outdoors

Students hike up the flanks of Mount Rainier to study glacial runoff and the connection to climate change and for one Lute, summer research is a prequel to Antarctica. This is one group of Lutes that really rocks. While most students may have spent their…