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Belonging means believing in college

New students on campus tour

The three University of Washington campuses implemented a “social belonging” program with student orientation. Researchers have found that students who feel they belong on campus are more connected, more productive and more likely to graduate.

 

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The heat islands of Snohomish County

Snohomish County map

A UW Bothell Master of Arts in policy studies student mapped the “heat islands” of Snohomish County. Temperatures in areas where nearly all the land is developed or paved can be 10 to 15 degrees warmer at night. The Snohomish Health District is using the research.

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UW Bothell honors community partners

Kara Adams

The University of Washington Bothell honored more than 50 businesses and organizations at a luncheon for its community-based, learning and research partners. The partnerships connect curriculum with experience, create opportunities for faculty research and uphold the University’s mission as a state institution.

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Crowdfunding medical care study draws attention

Bloomberg reports the University of Washington Bothell study “Producing a Worthy Illness: Personal Crowdfunding Amidst Financial Crisis” indicates personal medical campaigns on GoFundMe were likelier to come from people living in states that chose not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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UW, UW Bothell scientists explain new discovery in gravitational wave astronomy

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The announcement that a third collision of black holes has been detected three billion light years away validates the work of hundreds of scientists, including Joey Shapiro Key, assistant professor of physics at the University of Washington Bothell. The discovery was made using a detector located at Hanford in eastern Washington.

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Ingenious way to visualize college affordability

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UW Professor Jim Fridley and UW Bothell Professor Kelvin Sung and his students have developed a computer model for college affordability used by state lawmakers.

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Research opportunities for undergraduates

Tanya Kumar

Dozens of UW Bothell students were among the 1,200 students from all three UW campuses who presented posters at the May 19 Undergraduate Research Symposium in Mary Gates Hall in Seattle. Research at the University of Washington Bothell provides a range of opportunities for students to perform high-level work as undergraduates.

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First hackathon in series targets campus garden

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The first in a planned series of University of Washington Bothell community hackathons aims to make improvements at the garden sprouting on campus between the north parking garage and the sports fields. The Garden Innovation Challenge on April 21 is the work of the Hackathon Series Committee, a partnership of seven student clubs and organizations.

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UW Bothell team in Imagine Cup US finals

Darong Leng, Miyu Kimura, Shen Li

A team of University of Washington Bothell students is competing in the national finals for the Imagine Cup, the prestigious Microsoft software contest. Computing software systems seniors Darong Leng, Miyu Kimura and Shen Li are creating an “ultra-reality space” that allows people from different locations to interact using multiple devices.

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‘Special spice’ in writing center consultations

Gautam Kumar

The first time Gautam Kumar submitted a cybersecurity paper to a conference, it “failed spectacularly." But with assistance from the University of Washington Bothell Writing and Communications Center, Kumar succeeded in having the paper accepted at a conference in Portugal where he presented his work.

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Other Research News

2017 Chancellor's Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Menotr Awards announced
May 12, 2017

The moral failure of crowdfunding health care
April 3, 2017
Features Nora Kenworthy and Lauren Berliner.

Searching for the little red fish in local streams
December 2, 2016
Features Dr. Jeff Jensen

Thousands of crows darken Bothell’s sky, attracting scholars
April 29, 2016
Features Doug Wacker and John Marzluff.
 

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