Everett, Washington, is influenced by two major forces: water and air. The water is self-explanatory: Everett boasts the second-largest marina on the West Coast. The air, however, is crowded with planes of varying sizes built by the employees of the Boeing plant in Everett, the largest building in the world.
One of the best-known Everett colleges and universities is Western Washington University, a four-year institution which awards bachelor and master degrees. WWU is highly ranked for its quality of education, and students have access to educational tools like music studios, wind tunnels, an electron microscope, and research labs for air pollution, motor vehicle and marine studies. Western moves at the pace of today's fast society, as proven by their new program dedicated to emergency planning and management. Floods, fires, and attacks can be anticipated and mitigated by qualified graduates.