The Office of Research

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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. 

Want to Learn About UWB Research?

Visit our Faculty Research Videos page to see short clips of UWB 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. 


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 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


UWB Research in the Media

Data analysis links autism severity to genetics, ultrasound, Sept. 5, 2016, 
For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased autism severity, according to study results reported on Sept. 1. The study was conducted by researchers at UW Medicine, University of Washington Bothell and Seattle Children’s Research Institute.
IMPACT16 to Feature Panel Discussion on Disruption in Education and Solutions Through Internet Marketing, Sept 2. 2016
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A highlight of the Internet Marketing Association's IMPACT16 event coming up in Las Vegas Sept. 19-20 will be a special panel discussion on the topic of "Education Disruption and Internet Marketing." Panelists include Sandeep Krishnamurthy, dean, University of Washington Bothell School of Business.
Inside Detroit’s Radical Experiment to Save Its Public Schools
Sept. 6, 2016
When Detroit students return to school on Sept. 6, the rodents and mold found in classrooms last year will be all but gone. “There are quite a number of districts that are ending up on the brink of bankruptcy,” says Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research organization at the University of Washington Bothell that supports charter schools.
Study: Avoid the Iconography Trap of Personalized Learning, Sept. 2, 2016,
PERSONALIZED LEARNING TRAP: After visiting 37 schools in 15 cities, the Center on Reinventing Public Education is publishing its notes from the field on personalized learning. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.
Meet Our Editors and Staff
Editorial Board Members include Wayne Au, an assistant professor in the education program at the University of Washington Bothell. 
Conveying Gravity: Communicating the Discovery of Gravitational Waves
On February 11, 2016 the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves and the first observation of a binary black hole merger. One of the authors is Joe Shapiro Key, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Washington Bothell.
UW Bothell’s Ghostlight Manor spooks crowds at gaming convention, Sept. 5, 2016
BOTHELL — Ghostlight Manor just got its share of the spotlight.