Polymer Materials Engineering Open House and Alumni Gathering

Close up of a man's outstretched hands holding colored plastic granules.

Event Details




PME Open House | 1:00-4:00 p.m. PT
WWU Campus
Ross Engineering Technology Building, Room 113

Alumni Gathering | 5:30-9:00 p.m. PT
Featuring the Retirement
of Nicole Hoekstra

Squalicum Boathouse
2600 Harbor Loop
Bellingham, WA 98225


Brought to you by:

Polymer Materials Engineering Program, The Foundation for WWU & Alumni


We are excited to invite you to attend two upcoming events on June 7, 2024. We've got a lot to catch up on and want to hear about your life and share with you what is happening here at Western!

Open House | 1:00-4:00 p.m. PT

The PME (formerly PCE and PET) faculty, staff, and students will be hosting an open house from 1-4 pm with the following events:

  • Senior Project Presentations
  • Research Poster Presentations
  • Student Club Demos
  • Lab and Makerspace Self-Guided Tours

WWU Campus
Ross Engineering Technology Building, Room 113
Free Event

Alumni Gathering | 5:30-9:00 p.m. PT
Featuring the Retirement of Nicole Hoekstra

Come and reconnect with peers, faculty, and staff from years past while honoring the legacy of Nicole Hoekstra! Guests are welcome. Light snacks will be provided.

Squalicum Boathouse
Free Event

We look forward to seeing you!

Nicole Hoekstra is a light-skinned women with long brown hair. She has a warm smile and wears glasses and a pink shirt with floral patterns.

Celebrating Professor Hoekstra's Retirement

Professor in the Polymer Materials Engineering Program (formerly PCE and PET) since 1998

Professor Hoekstra's area of expertise is in thermoplastics formulation, processing, mold design and characterization. She has been heavily involved in developing opportunities for students to work with industry partners on applied research projects as part of the engineering curriculum.

A large group of WWU students from the plastics program pose for a photo at an expo event.

Accommodations and Other Details

Contact Nikki Larson (larsonn4@wwu.edu) or John Misasi (misasij@wwu.edu) if you have questions about the event.

Advance notice for disability accommodations and special needs is greatly appreciated. Please indicate your special needs on the registration form.

Limited paid parking is available in the C lots at the south end of campus and in lots 6V and 7G at the north end of campus. Western provides comprehensive parking details—including lot locations, applicable fees, and campus map.