Research, Awards, Grant Opportunities &
Researchers in the Media
June 1, 2020
Congratulations to the following faculty who have recieved funding! A total of $284,000 was awarded to faculty and some funding was given specifically to support undergraduate researchers assisting with their mentor's research.
Nora Kenworthy, an associate professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies who studies crowdfunding for medical needs, tells Crosscut the outcomes often reflect existing biases.
Read more at crosscut.com
Ursula Valdez, a lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, received a 2020 Husky Green Award in recognition of how she incorporates conservation and sustainability into her classes and activities.
Mount St. Helens — 40 Years After the Blast
May 18, 2020
Forty years ago, on May 18, 1980, people all over the world watched with awe and horror as Mount St. Helens erupted. The work of Cynthia Chang, a plant ecologist, is highlighted. Read more at Wta.org.
May 16, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration has repeatedly urged pregnant women to avoid medically unnecessary ultrasounds. Pierre Mourad, professor of neurological surgery in the UW School of Medicine and professor of engineering and mathematics at UW Bothell, is quoted. Read more at Salon.com
Assistant Professor Dan Bustillos quickly designed a timely spring quarter course in the School of Nursing & Health Studies — Coronavirus Pandemic: The ethical and legal implications of pandemic preparedness and response.
The campus may be under restricted operations during the coronavirus pandemic, but the sea anemones in Professor Marc Servetnick’s research project still need to be fed. Caring for them is permitted during the restrictions.
Making the most of her time, Mariah Crystal (Master of Arts in Policy Studies ’10) was able to conduct much of her Fulbright research in Namibia before she was told to return home because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Assistant Professor Neil Simpkins explores how disabled students experience college writing and the rhetorical tactics they use to navigate higher education.
Melanie Malone researches contaminants in urban community gardens, which is an important consideration as more people turn to gardening for vegetables during the coronavirus pandemic.
Because of their age, underlying medical problems and the conditions of incarceration, a large percentage of Washington’s prison population is vulnerable to the coronavirus, Associate Professor Dan Berger writes at the UW Center for Human Rights.
COVID-19 has sparked an explosion of requests for help on GoFundMe.com. But crowdfunding is an imperfect tool against a pandemic, writes Associate Professor Nora Kenworthy in the Washington Post.
Dailyuw.com, April 6, 2020
While the air quality improvement since vehicle traffic declined in March is nearly instantaneous, if emissions return to normal, the NO2 concentrations will bounce back just as quickly as they declined. Dan Jaffe, professor of environmental chemistry at the University of Washington Bothell, is quoted. Read article.
An expert from the University of Washington Bothell on the culture, economics and politics of chocolate, Kristy Leissle is currently living in West Africa to conduct field work with cocoa growers for her next book on Africa’s contributions to chocolate.
An educational comic about the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory has a character inspired by Joey Key, a member of the LIGO team and an assistant professor in the School of STEM. Read more
Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung , associate professors in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, plan to use digital mapping technology to represent where people find their happy places. Read more
New research, led by School of Nursing & Health Studies Associate Professor Nora Kenworthy, shows that medical crowdfunding campaigns on the GoFundMe online platform appeared to be heavily influenced by users' race and gender. Read more
Jesse Zaneveld, an assistant professor in the School of STEM’s Division of Biological Sciences, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award worth more than $940,000 over five years to support his research in coral reef microbiology. Read more
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
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
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
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 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
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
Kokanee that once filled Lake Washington streams may not be entirely gone. Ichthyologist Jeff Jensen is studying kokanee-like fish known as snerka.
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.
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
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.
8/26/219, Students from across the country opted to spend their summer vacation doing research at UW Bothell.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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