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The Computer Science Department at Western provides students with a collaborative, inclusive, and immersive learning experience to prepare them to excel and innovate in exciting and fast-changing technology careers. Major level courses are small, are taught by full-time faculty, and allow for group work and term-length projects. Student opportunities include faculty-mentored research in areas such as Virtual Reality, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Data Science, and Human Computer Interaction. Networking with regional companies, lecture series, and more than a dozen student-run clubs, further enrich the student experience.

WWU Cyber Defense Team Wins!

Congratulations to the WWU Cyber Defense Team on taking second place at the 2021 Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.   The team members include: Parker Lamb, Matt Jackson, Brennan Vanden Bos, Noah Reneau, Douglas Slater, Ben Paros, Josh Helm, and Sid Lacy.

This team has upheld the high standards set by their predecessors. The competition was challenging as usual, with 12 teams representing colleges and universities across the northwest competing.  In past competitions in the last six years WWU has taken 2nd three times, 3rd once, and 1st once.

Learn more about the Cybersecurity Program

Finalists for the NCWIT Collegiate Award

First year CS/M Scholar Abigayle Peterson and senior Erin Howard have been selected as finalists for the NCWIT Collegiate Award which honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary. 

Learn more about the finalists