Research News

UW Bothell students share in physics discovery

Joey Key, Jomardee Perkins, Paul Marsh

Two University of Washington Bothell students shared the excitement of making major astronomical discoveries this summer using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), which recently won a Nobel Prize for its three founders.

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Research opportunities for undergraduates

Keenan Cain

The University of Washington Bothell takes pride in providing opportunities for undergraduates to work alongside professors on research. That was evident Thursday at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Fair where students eyed posters on 50 different projects, inviting them to get started.

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Assistant Professor Key cheers Nobel prize

Joey Shapiro Key

Assistant Professor Joey Shapiro Key tells the South Whidbey Record she loves the small part she plays in the Laser Interferometer Gravitation-wave Observatory (LIGO). The three architects of the observatory and the scientific collaboration of which Key is a part were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. 

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Cybersecurity month raises awareness

Cyber month logo

As the federal Department of Homeland Security raises awareness in October about online threats, the University of Washington Bothell has a range of activities arising from its expertise in cybersecurity, particularly workforce development and policy.

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UW Bothell professors share insights into fast-growing region at free, public Campus Research Connections series

Researcher with water sample.

BOTHELL, Washington -- University of Washington Bothell researchers who are in a unique position to monitor changes in the fast-growing Bothell area share their insights this fall in a series of free public presentations called Campus Research Connections.

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Chemistry researchers advance local company

Lori Robins and Jeff Williams

UW Bothell research chemists continue to help a small Woodinville company that expects to change the world of sanitizing and disinfecting. Chemistry students led by Associate Professor Lori Robins showed that Briotech's prion-destroying solution is stable over time.

 

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Microbial version of Tolstoy principle

colorful microbes

Research led by Jesse Zaneveld, an assistant professor of biological sciences at UW Bothell, found that the bacterial communities that live inside each of our guts react very differently from person to person under stress.  The researchers published a perspective piece in Nature Microbiology outlining the microbial version of the  Anna Karenina principle.

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Amazing skills in virtual reality summer camp

Noah Brown

Some of the same concepts in virtual reality (VR) that took a UW Bothell team to the national finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup were introduced to middle school students at Pacific Science Center summer camps taught by computer science and education majors.

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Belonging means believing in college

New students on campus tour

The three University of Washington campuses implemented a “social belonging” program with student orientation. Researchers have found that students who feel they belong on campus are more connected, more productive and more likely to graduate.

 

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Designing their own health studies experience

Victoria Breckwich Vasquez

The assignment that students created for themselves in BHLTH 498B Latinx Community Engagement and Assessment was to report on needed health services for UW Bothell students. The class was distinguished by how the research was developed, organized and implemented.

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Other Research News

"why we drop out"
September 19, 2017
A new book, co-authored by UW Bothell's Antony Smith, uncovers surprising answers to why students drop out.

Five reasons to leave your science bubble.
August 24, 2017
An article about the benefits of cross-disciplinary research.

2017 Chancellor's Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Menotr Awards announced
May 12, 2017

The moral failure of crowdfunding health care
April 3, 2017
Features Nora Kenworthy and Lauren Berliner.

Searching for the little red fish in local streams
December 2, 2016
Features Dr. Jeff Jensen

Thousands of crows darken Bothell’s sky, attracting scholars
April 29, 2016
Features Doug Wacker and John Marzluff.
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