Stories

Community engagement activities come to life through the stories we tell

Answering the call to public service

Alumna Kelly Park knew she wanted a career in public service since she was a child. And her education at UW Bothell has shaped how she approaches her new position as chief of police for the city of Shoreline.

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Car buying and the supply chain

In this KIRO 7 News story [kiro7.com], Dr. Surya Pathak talks with reporter Deedee Sun about the microchip shortage and how it is affecting the car buying process.

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Being first can be exciting and scary

The University of Washington Bothell, along with the UW in Seattle and in Tacoma, honors first-generation students on Nov. 8. Join students, staff and faculty at the Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for treats and fun activities.

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Creating a better tomorrow

Alumna Marjan Didra came to the United States in search of a better life. Now, she helps veterans find the same. 

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Equity, inclusion and antiracism in museums

 Priya Frank, 2011 alumna of the MACS program and 2020 alumna of the year, is now also an editor. In this KING 5 New Day NW story [king5.com], she talks with host Amity Addrisi about “From Small Wins to Sweeping Change,” a book that amplifies BIPOC voices from museums across the country. The segment begins at 4:25.

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Rehabilitation reimagined

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Through the Digital Scholars program, sophomore Daniel Dirdala took part in virtual-reality research that is redefining stroke rehabilitation. 

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Digital skills to fight ‘real world’ inequities

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Two students from UW Bothell spent the summer working with Snohomish County Legal Services, creating digital communications to help guide people in poverty out of crisis. 

 

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Saving salmon, one mural at a time

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Restoring salmon in local creeks requires educating the community on their whereabouts. In this story [seattletimes.com], The Seattle Times reports on high school senior Austin Picinich’s mural project that was informed by the work of Dr. Jeff Jensen, teaching professor in the School of STEM.

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New digital skills put to good use

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Sophomore Minh Than participated in the new Digital Scholars Program at UW Bothell where she honed her computer skills while helping fellow immigrants in need. 

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Mental health matters

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Suicide is the second-highest leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 24. This KING 5 story reports on the program developed by the School of Nursing & Health Studies and Verdant Health Commission to train students and teens to provide mental health support for their peers.

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