Research is a key part of the physical sciences degree programs at UW Bothell. Students engage in meaningful, scientific exploration led by experienced faculty. Through hands-on research, students gain valuable experience and develop professional skills, both of which are valued by employers and graduate schools. The student research experience includes opportunities such as research classes, working with faculty in their labs, designing and carrying out experiments, writing scientific papers, and presenting at regional and national professional conferences. We encourage students to get involved in research early in their academic careers.
Faculty in the Physical Sciences Division at UW Bothell are helping to expand our knowledge of the world. Our faculty are actively involved in cutting-edge research in a variety of areas. Student researchers also play an important role in faculty research. Students are welcome and encouraged to approach faculty individually and inquire about participating in the faculty member’s research. Many faculty and students use the results of their research to engage stakeholders, such as industry (through drug discovery, for example) and government agencies (for example, on environmental policy).