Anna Kirchan, a double major in electrical engineering and chemistry, received a Mary Gates scholarship to support research led by UW Bothell Assistant Professor Seungkeun Choi. The research might lead to a small sensor that could monitor glucose from a diabetic’s sweat.
About 20 women students from the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics took part in the latest Women in Engineering Trek. Visiting locally based companies helped students see there are career opportunities with engineering and computing companies that want to employ more women.
John Bridge, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is an international expert in synthetic materials used in horse racetracks. His research, with student help, makes racetracks safer for jockeys and horses.
Receiving a Mary Gates scholarship gave Camilo Acosta-Garcia a confidence boost in pursuing science as a career. Guided by two faculty members, he researches beetles in the campus wetlands with entomologist Michele Price and collects spiders and insects at Mount St. Helens with plant ecologist Cynthia Chang.
To increase access to the graduate certificate program in software design and development, UW Bothell will also offer it online, starting fall quarter 2018. The goal is to help move more interested people into the cybersecurity workforce.
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