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Our mission

The Mission of the University of Washington Bothell Office of Research is to promote, support, and build research capacity and expertise at UW Bothell. We believe this leads to enriched learning and continual intellectual revitalization of the campus environment for students, faculty, and staff.

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UW Bothell Research?

Visit our Faculty Research Videos page to see short clips of UW Bothell faculty describing their fascinating work! If you are an undergraduate student and would like to get involved in any of the research described, please contact the Undergraduate Research Office for more information.

Research in the media

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Did you know that UW Bothell has a herbarium?

Since 2008, about 100 plant specimens have been preserved as a part of UWB's plant collection. Now in 2016, the Office of Research is excited to say the herbarium is still receiving the attention it deserves. It is underway to being registered nationally, and by teaming up with the Burke Herbarium (UW Seattle) the collection will be accessible online in 2017. Volunteers and students are expanding the collection weekly. We are looking for help in the lab as well: mounting specimens, cataloging, and photographing them. Thanks to the Hyde Herbarium (UW Seattle) we have received a large donation (about a 1000 specimens) which also needs to be processed. There are many opportunities available, including art and photography!

Please contact Sarah Verlinde ( if you’re interested in donating, volunteering, independent studies, or a tour.

Math REU at UW Bothell

Original article by Nicole Watkins, September 4, 2015

Students from universities across the nation participated in UW Bothell’s first Math Summer Research Experience (REU). This rare opportunity for undergraduates was co-directed by associate math professors Jennifer McLoud-Mann, Ph.D. and Casey Mann, Ph.D. The eight week program, funded by the National Science Foundation, was developed to increase participation of underrepresented groups in mathematical research, including first generation students, women, and people of diverse racial backgrounds. A major in math was not a prerequisite and each student received a stipend and on-campus housing costs are paid by the program.

UW Bothell unique with clean room!

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the only univeristies in the area offering the unique feature of a clean room. A clean room has low levels of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors - making it vital to manufacturing. At UWB, you'll find many of our electrical enginnering undergraduates, graduates, and certificate students in the clean room, learning with hands-on training in a real-world work setting. Sound interesting? Check out our electrical engineering programs here!