News from the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

New dean, 16 new faculty for 2017

The big W on campus

The University of Washington Bothell welcomes Shari Dworkin as the new dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies and 16 new faculty members to the other schools for 2017.

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Chemistry researchers advance local company

Lori Robins and Jeff Williams

UW Bothell research chemists continue to help a small Woodinville company that expects to change the world of sanitizing and disinfecting. Chemistry students led by Associate Professor Lori Robins showed that Briotech's prion-destroying solution is stable over time.

 

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Microbial version of Tolstoy principle

colorful microbes

Research led by Jesse Zaneveld, an assistant professor of biological sciences at UW Bothell, found that the bacterial communities that live inside each of our guts react very differently from person to person under stress.  The researchers published a perspective piece in Nature Microbiology outlining the microbial version of the  Anna Karenina principle.

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Amazing skills in virtual reality summer camp

Noah Brown

Some of the same concepts in virtual reality (VR) that took a UW Bothell team to the national finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup were introduced to middle school students at Pacific Science Center summer camps taught by computer science and education majors.

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Combining Japanese culture and engineering

students visit windfarm

The Japan Early Fall 2017 study abroad program combines lessons about energy technology and regulations with the Japanese tea ceremony, flower arrangement and samurai culture. Students spend two weeks at UW Bothell and two weeks at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan.

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UW Bothell grows reputation in medical device technology

Daniel Schossow

Two electrical engineering students, Daniel Schossow and Manuja Sharma, were honored at a recent meeting of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. Both are students of Assistant Professor Hung Cao whose research group is building an international reputation in the field of wireless power transfer.

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Building a biodigester as a teaching tool

Chris Sohlberg, Zsolt Pasztor, Matt Dunaway

Farmer Frog, a nonprofit educational farm in Woodinville, has added a biodigester to its teaching tools thanks to a capstone project by two University of Washington Bothell mechanical engineering students. It's an easy-to-follow lesson in renewable energy.

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First grads in physics, GWSS, education BA

A graduate goes forth

Some of the first graduates in three new degrees at the University of Washington Bothell have something in common: perfect timing. Just as they realized their interests in physics, educational studies or gender, women and sexuality studies, those became majors.

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UW, UW Bothell scientists explain new discovery in gravitational wave astronomy

image of black holes

The announcement that a third collision of black holes has been detected three billion light years away validates the work of hundreds of scientists, including Joey Shapiro Key, assistant professor of physics at the University of Washington Bothell. The discovery was made using a detector located at Hanford in eastern Washington.

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Ingenious way to visualize college affordability

screen shot of computer model

UW Professor Jim Fridley and UW Bothell Professor Kelvin Sung and his students have developed a computer model for college affordability used by state lawmakers.

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