School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics


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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Lab puts heart and art into rehab games

Tyler Libey

Computer games developed as hand motion therapy for stroke and injury patients are more accessible thanks to design experts at UW Bothell’s Digital Future Lab. The lab enriched the visuals, improved the flow and enhanced the user interface. Photo: Tyler Libey, co-founder of  MultiModal Health, demonstrates vHAB.

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Competitive searches bring outstanding faculty

The University of Washington Bothell welcomes 21 new faculty hires in time for the 2016-2017 school year. Eleven are in School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS). Nine are in School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). And, one is in the School of Business. Fourteen are lecturers.

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Students have impact on engineering program

Cameron Whalen

Students such as Cameron Whalen in the 2-year-old mechanical engineering program are enhancing their education and career prospects through a student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. A select group managed a tour last spring of the headquarters of Blue Origin, the spaceship company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and known for its privacy.

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Engineering in a summer backpack

Backpack with electronics

Robotics workshops are being held this summer at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center and Seattle Public Libraries using the Backpacks for Science Learning project in which University of Washington Bothell is the lead.

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