Research News

UW Bothell team in Imagine Cup US finals

Darong Leng, Miyu Kimura, Shen Li

A team of University of Washington Bothell students is competing in the national finals for the Imagine Cup, the prestigious Microsoft software contest. Computing software systems seniors Darong Leng, Miyu Kimura and Shen Li are creating an “ultra-reality space” that allows people from different locations to interact using multiple devices.

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‘Special spice’ in writing center consultations

Gautam Kumar

The first time Gautam Kumar submitted a cybersecurity paper to a conference, it “failed spectacularly." But with assistance from the University of Washington Bothell Writing and Communications Center, Kumar succeeded in having the paper accepted at a conference in Portugal where he presented his work.

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Population Health theme of research series

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Improving public health and well-being is the focus of this spring’s University of Washington Bothell Research in Progress series, which features faculty from various disciplines discussing their research.

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Two University of Washington Bothell computer scientists awarded Fulbrights for research in Europe 

Michael Stiber and Brent Lagesse

Two University of Washington Bothell computer scientists, Michael Stiber and Brent Lagesse, have won Fulbright scholar awards for advanced research in Europe.

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Trees on campus teach ecological values

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There are about 320 trees on the upland portion of the University of Washington Bothell campus above the wetlands. Students have started carefully measuring each one to create a database showing their utility to the ecosystem. 

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Crowdfunding for medical bills a Band-Aid, not a cure-all, UW Bothell study finds

Crowdfunding campaigns to pay for medical costs have become a booming industry in recent years, with sites like GoFundMe raising billions of dollars for Americans struggling to pay medical bills. But the large majority of those campaigns do not reach their financial goal, according to new research from the University of Washington Bothell.

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Shovel-ready students learn by working

Watershed interns and mentors

The University of Washington Bothell is hosting a cohort of local teens in the Lake Washington Watershed Internship Program who are learning about the environment while getting muddy removing blackberry vines from Bothell’s North Creek Forest.

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‘The blob’ of abnormal conditions boosted Western U.S. ozone levels

Lei Zhang

A University of Washington Bothell study shows that an unusually warm patch of water off the West Coast in late 2014 and 2015 nicknamed “the blob” also influenced air quality. Lead author is Dan Jaffe, a professor of atmospheric sciences. Photo: Lei Zhang, postdoctoral researcher at UW Bothell, checks equipment at the Mount Bachelor Observatory.   

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Student poster selected at math conference

Yiting Xu

A presentation of work from UW Bothell’s summer Mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) was selected as an outstanding poster at a major math conference. Another REU is being held this summer on campus, and there’s still time to apply.

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UW Bothell accelerates cybersecurity careers

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The University of Washington Bothell is in a select position to accelerate students into high-demand careers in cybersecurity. The University is leveraging course offerings with government and industry partnerships through the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity.

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Other Research News

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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