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UW Bothell working to reduce foul odor of latrines, airing issue in global sanitation

Lori Robins and team members

The University of Washington Bothell is helping develop a disinfectant to reduce the foul odor of latrines. Making pit toilets less offensive could improve sanitation in developing regions of the world where defecation in the open air spreads disease.

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UW Bothell helping bring back ‘little red fish’

A red kokanee salmon

UW Bothell faculty Jeff Jensen and Rob Turner and their students are working on a project to return once-plentiful kokanee salmon to Lyon Creek in Lake Forest Park. Jensen is using a remote site egg incubator, and Turner is monitoring the water quality of storm runoff.

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Where there’s smoke, there’s Jaffe research

Dan Jaffe

A new report that shows wildfire smoke is making air pollution worse in the Northwest is the most recent eye-catching research by UW Bothell Atmospheric Sciences Professor Dan Jaffe and his students.

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Summer research strengthens math majors

NREUP students on the W

Six promising UW Bothell math majors were selected for a National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program this summer. The Mathematical Association of America expects that immersing themselves in a research experience will strengthen their skills and encourage them to consider graduate school.

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Wildfires increasing air pollution in Northwest

US map showing Northwest air pollution in red

BOTHELL, Washington — A growing number of wildfires has increased particulate air pollution over the last several decades in the Northwest, researchers at the University of Washington Bothell report.

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UW Bothell math discovery goes Dutch

De Garve school building

A unique pattern of pentagons discovered by mathematicians at the University of Washington Bothell popped up in the Netherlands in the exterior design of a primary school building.

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UW Bothell students crow about their research

Posters in Mary Gates Hall

University of Washington Bothell students presented posters or talks on more than 50 projects at the 2018 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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Smarter than the average bear fence

Three UW Bothell engineering students

An electrified fence at the Farmer Frog educational farm prevents bears from helping themselves to strawberries. Mechanical engineering students added a camera with bear-recognition software.

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Early, Loreto receive chancellor’s mentor awards

Milagros Lareto and Jody Early

Milagros Loreto, an assistant professor in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, and  Jody Early, an associate professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, received 2018 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research & Creative Practice Mentor Awards.

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UW Bothell shoots for the stars

TrickFire Robotics club and NASA Mars robot

The UW Bothell TrickFire Robotics club designed and manufactured a robot that  competed in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s annual Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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