School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics


Very clean room a rare gem

Four scientists in clean room airlock

Making and testing microelectronic devices in a clean room gives UW Bothell students experience with state-of-the-art equipment – an opportunity available only to Ph.D. students at most other universities. UW Bothell graduates with clean room training can compete for tech jobs against people with higher credentials.

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Joey Key presenting at AAAS meeting

Joey Key

School of STEM Assistant Professor of Physics Joey Shapiro Key will be a panelist at the AAAS annual meeting to share her work in helping research and communicate a discovery that proved Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

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Student wins $7,500 research fellowship

Manuja Sharma

Electrical engineering student Manuja Sharma was awarded a $7,500 Washington Research Foundation Fellowship to support her work with STEM Assistant Professor Hung Cao. They’re developing a blood pressure measuring device that would be more accurate than the old pump-up cuff. 

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Biologist debunks racial misconceptions

Joseph Graves

Modern humans do not have biological races, says Joseph L. Graves, Jr., evolutionary biologist who spoke Tuesday at UW Bothell on “Using Science to Talk about Race and Racism.”  Genetically, we’re all Africans, descendants of people who migrated out of Africa 60,000 to 70,000 years ago.

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Self-driving bikes could move the world

Elcano group with orange trike

With help from Amazon Catalyst, UW Bothell faculty member Tyler Folsom is leading a group of students working to develop self-driving bicycles. Costing far less than a self-driving car, autonomous bikes could improve traffic safety, speed up urban transportation and save energy, reducing climate change.

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Easy entry for teens into Seattle arts scene

5 IMD students with capstone poster

The best bargain on arts tickets for teens in the Seattle area just got better. A team led by University of Washington Bothell students developed an iOS app for TeenTix, the nonprofit that makes $5 day-of-show tickets available to teens.

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Students aid in breakthrough against dementia

chemistry prof and two students

Chemistry professor Lori Robins and students Luis Contreras and Virkamal Dhaliwal helped the Briotech company of Woodinville prove its product is effective in destroying prions, the abnormal proteins that cause dementia disorders such as mad cow disease and Alzheimer’s.

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Mentoring new researcher, innovation

Afeef Sheikh

Mentors at University of Washington Bothell helped a promising high school student start work on an augmented reality therapy for amputees, a project that won him $90,000 in science fair scholarships.
Afeef Sheikh is a senior at Redmond’s Tesla STEM High School looking forward to continuing his research in college.

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Recognizing our outstanding staff


Each year UW Bothell celebrates the contributions of our valued staff. This year’s staff appreciation breakfast was a time to honor individuals across our campus who are committed to the success of our students and our campus community. As always, there were lots of laughs thanks to emcee Sean Marsh and lots of pictures to remember the occasion. 

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New ocean engineering minor ahead

Shima Abadi

Assistant Professor Shima Abadi, School of STEM, is developing an ocean engineering minor at UW Bothell that could start with the 2017-18 school year. It would be the first minor offered in the mechanical engineering program. It would help graduates find jobs and the marine industry find qualified engineers.

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