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Researching crowdsensing in German smart city

Over the next three summers, University of Washington Bothell students will be traveling to Germany to develop crowdsensing technology at the University of Bamberg, which conducts smart city research in the Bavarian city. Read more


One-lake wonders facing climate change

The survival of Arctic grayling in Washington could be imperiled, says Jeff Jensen, a senior lecturer in biology, because warming temperatures affect the only stream in the state where the fish spawn. Read more


Grant puts child vision screening on wheels

Bill Erdly, an associate professor in the School of STEM, has received a $125,000 grant to support his work in developing new technologies to detect and treat vision problems that inhibit a child’s ability to read and learn. Read more


Protected areas need to move with marine life

Sara Maxwell, an assistant professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences who studies migratory marine animals, says protected areas need to shift as climate change forces endangered species to move. Read more



Joey Key receives NSF CAREER award

Joey Shapiro Key, an assistant professor in the School of STEM, has received a $400,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award to support her research, which introduces UW Bothell students to a new era of astronomy. Read more


Engaging undergraduates in math research

Pietro Paparella, an assistant professor of mathematics, studies theoretical aspects of non-negative matrices, which found one profitable application when Google started ranking websites. Read more



The mysterious snerka of Lake Washington

Kokanee that once filled Lake Washington streams may not be entirely gone. Ichthyologist Jeff Jensen is studying kokanee-like fish known as snerka.

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UW Population Health Pilot Research Grant Application Opening January 2020

The Population Health Initiative seeks to create a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives. The application period for the next round of funding will open on January 6, 2020 for grants up to $50,000.
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RRF supports UW faculty seeking to establish new research programs

It's that time of year again! The UW Royalty Research Fund fall deadline (Sept 30, 2019) is almost here and the spring deadline (March 2, 2020) will be here before you know it. Congratulations to Dr. Naomi Bragin and Dr. Charles Collins who was awarded on the last round.  Read more


NSF Transitioning to New Grant Proposal Submission System

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In order to provide a modernized, intuitive environment for proposal preparation and submission, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has begun transitioning their grant submission system.
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Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

""8/26/219, Students from across the country opted to spend their summer vacation doing research at UW Bothell.

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Listening to the noise that whales hear

""07/12/2019, Assistant Professor Shima Abadi has received a three-year $850,000 grant from the Navy to analyze underwater noise in the Pacific to better understand the impact of human activities on marine life.

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At the intersection of art and geography

""03/06/2019, Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung, associate professors in different fields in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, are exploring how to merge geographic and artistic representations of information.

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Computer modeling reveals secrets of teamwork

""02/28/2019, With a three-year $400,000 government grant, Deanna Kennedy employs student researchers to help study teamwork and discover how to keep people on the same page.

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New environmental center at Saint Edward park

University of Washington Bothell faculty and staff are helping plan an environmental learning center that would utilize Saint Edward State Park as an outdoor classroom and living laboratory.

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UW Bothell working to reduce foul odor of latrines, airing issue in global sanitation

""08/16/2018, The University of Washington Bothell is helping develop a disinfectant to reduce the foul odor of latrines. Making pit toilets less offensive could improve sanitation in developing regions of the world where defecation in the open air spreads disease.
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UW Bothell helping bring back ‘little red fish’

""08/08/2018, UW Bothell faculty Jeff Jensen and Rob Turner and their students are working on a project to return once-plentiful kokanee salmon to Lyon Creek in Lake Forest Park. Jensen is using a remote site egg incubator, and Turner is monitoring the water quality of storm runoff.
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Summer research strengthens math majors

""07/19/2018, Six promising UW Bothell math majors were selected for a National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program this summer. The Mathematical Association of America expects that immersing themselves in a research experience will strengthen their skills and encourage them to consider graduate school.
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Scanning electron microscope at UW Bothell

""03/16/2018, UW Bothell researchers in engineering, materials and biology have a powerful new tool in a scanning electron microscope installed in Discovery Hall. Seungkeun Choi’s research team is using it to develop organic solar cell technology.

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Dr. Hung Cao receives 2017 NSF CAREER Award

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Dr. Kristina Hillesland receives 2015 NSF CAREER Award

""April 15, 2015

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Hazel Asuncion receives 2014 NSF CAREER Award

""February 15, 2014

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