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

Salmon in society: biology, history, law

Snow Creek salmon

Through field trips in western Washington and projects in the UW Bothell wetlands, the Salmon and Society course explores salmon from biological, cultural and legal perspectives. Students meet state and tribal resource managers, politicians and riverfront homeowners. 

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Cantwell at energy cybersecurity symposium

Sen. Maria Cantwell

Sen. Maria Cantwell is participating in a symposium on cybersecurity Nov. 17 at the University of Washington Bothell in Discovery Hall. The symposium brings together experts from the government, private sector, utilities, military and academia to discuss defense against cyber-attacks.

 

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Peers facilitate tough math, science courses

Katie Pham with Chris Lock

The first math or science courses students encounter, the ones they need to enter their major, are sometimes called “gatekeeper” courses. By using peer facilitators the University of Washington Bothell is having success turning them into “gateway” courses.

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130 WSOS scholars at UW Bothell, most ever

Pavel Krivopustov

Pavel Krivopustov is on track to graduate in June with a degree in computer science and software engineering, and says it would not have been possible without the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship.

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UW Bothell students share in physics discovery

Joey Key, Jomardee Perkins, Paul Marsh

Two University of Washington Bothell students shared the excitement of making major astronomical discoveries this summer using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), which recently won a Nobel Prize for its three founders.

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Assistant Professor Key cheers Nobel prize

Joey Shapiro Key

Assistant Professor Joey Shapiro Key tells the South Whidbey Record she loves the small part she plays in the Laser Interferometer Gravitation-wave Observatory (LIGO). The three architects of the observatory and the scientific collaboration of which Key is a part were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. 

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Cybersecurity month raises awareness

Cyber month logo

As the federal Department of Homeland Security raises awareness in October about online threats, the University of Washington Bothell has a range of activities arising from its expertise in cybersecurity, particularly workforce development and policy.

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Fully accredited engineering programs

ABET logo

The computer engineering and mechanical engineering programs at University of Washington Bothell have received their first full accreditation from ABET, the accrediting agency for programs in natural science, computing and engineering.

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$460,000 scanning microscope for high-level research

scanning microscop

UW Bothell researchers won $460,000 from the National Science Foundation for a scanning electron microscope that can see objects as small as one nanometer — a billionth of an inch. A piece of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick.

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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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