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'Aromathematics' in Discovery Hall

A sculpture created with herbs and spices has been completed, but the aroma will linger until May 27 in the fourth-floor vista of Discovery Hall at University of Washington Bothell. Powdered pentagons are arranged on the floor in the pattern discovered by UW Bothell mathematicians Jennifer McLoud-Mann, Casey Man and David Von Derau.

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Math-art display taking shape in herbs, spices

Pentagon tiling in herbs, spices

Sculptor Stephen Watson started creating a unique work of art and math Wednesday as he sprinkled herbs and spices on pentagon-shaped pieces of Plexiglas and arranged them in the pattern discovered by University of Washington Bothell mathematicians.

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Artist gets down to UW Bothell business

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Artist Stephen Watson used the laser cutter at University of Washington Bothell's Makerspace to prepare an installation based on a layout of pentagon tiles. With the laser cutting 200 or 300 hand-size pentagons from the sheets of plastic glass, Watson said he could expand the art he creates using herbs and spices. The math art goes on public display at the fourth floor vista of Discovery Hall 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday. 

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Lagesse, Shayne win faculty mentor awards

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Chancellor Wolf Yeigh has presented Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Mentor Awards to faculty members Brent Lagesse and Julie Shayne. Lagesse is an assistant professor in the Computing and Software Systems Division and an expert in cyber security. Shayne is a lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and faculty coordinator for gender, women and sexuality studies.

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Math, art intersect in spicy pentagon layout

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A complex math discovery at University of Washington Bothell will become more mind-blowing when it is rendered in herbs and spices for an art installation. Sculptor Stephen Watson will visit the campus in mid-May to create a temporary, site-specific work of art based on the new pentagon, using his recipe of fragrant herbs and spices.

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Skip the internship, full-time ahead

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Interning is a typical step for a graduating student to start a career. But what if you interview for an internship and the company says, “We want you for a full-time position instead.” That happened to two University of Washington Bothell students graduating this spring with degrees in interactive media design. 

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Socha paper wins prize at software engineering conference

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A paper written by University of Washington Bothell’s David Socha, assistant professor in the School of STEM’s Computing and Software Systems Division, and collaborators has been awarded first prize at a software engineering conference.

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Happy Earth Day: LEED Gold for Discovery Hall

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Just in time for Earth Day, University of Washington Bothell’s Discovery Hall has achieved a LEED Gold rating for its environmental and sustainable features.

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Students present Internet of Things ideas

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The two winning teams from the University of Washington Bothell and Microsoft sponsored Internet of Things challenge are concluding their projects with a presentation today, April 14, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Makerspace, Discovery Hall Room 464.

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Student codebreakers recognized

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Two teams of University of Washington Bothell students were recognized in an international codebreaking contest, also known as cryptanalysis of ciphers or secret writing.

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