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Mary Gates scholarships pay off in many ways

Paul Hage and Kathy Tran

Mary Gates research scholarship is prestigious recognition of academic promise for two University of Washington Bothell students, but the $5,000 each also makes a big practical difference.

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Legislative support for STEM

Kelly Snyder

UW Bothell will be able to accommodate more students in the School of STEM if the Washington Legislature keeps plans on track for a second science, technology, engineering and math building on campus.

 
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'Ghostlight' gives military holiday cheer

Ghostlight Manor graphic

The University of Washington Bothell’s Digital Future Lab has donated 10,000 copies of its first commercial video game to Stack-Up, a nonprofit that supports members of the military and their families.

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New faces of physics

Joey Shapiro Key

“Astronomy is great because people who might think they don’t like science might still like astronomy. Space is cool,” says Joey Key, assistant professor in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

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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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