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Honoring family through UW Bothell endowment

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A 2005 graduate of the School of STEM, Michelle Gamboa made the largest gift from any alumni to UW Bothell on the inaugural Husky Giving Day, a $100,000 faculty endowment named in honor of her father.

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CEO says ‘Hell Night’ helped launch career

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Matthew Scholz (Computing & Software Systems ’03) expected a career as a coder, but a pitch night for a business class launched a career as a biotech entrepreneur.

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Sponge city: Planning climate change in China

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Associate Professor Eric Salathé is creating a climate model for an area of southeast China that forecasts decades into the future. The simulation will help urban planners anticipate sudden, heavy rain storms and design a “sponge city” to prevent flooding.

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Student researcher has good ‘molecular hands’

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A Biology major and president of the UW Bothell Biology Club, Kiana Imani received a Mary Gates scholarship to support her research with Assistant Professor Thelma Madzima who praises her attention to detail.

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Stopping mosquito-borne diseases APPropriately

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Interactive Media Design major Andrew McDonald helped produce mosquito/NET, a citizen science game app that educates, collects data and fights mosquito-borne diseases.

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Student veterans bring experience to campus

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Scott Shirley, the secretary of Student Veterans of America, represented UW Bothell at a national SVA conference and learned leadership skills to help promote the visibility and benefits of having veterans on campus.

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Landscape evolving in volcano’s blast zone

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Research led by Cynthia Chang sends students into the blast zone of Mount Saint Helens to track plant succession in an area that looked like a moonscape after the volcano’s big 1980 eruption.

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The mysterious snerka of Lake Washington

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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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Monitoring and protecting wildlife

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Six faculty and staff members whose research includes monitoring local plants and wildlife or who work for sustainability share their knowledge with the public in a Campus Research Connection Oct. 18 in Discovery Hall.

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Conservatory a base for learning and landscaping

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The many uses of the Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory over the past six years — courses, research, campus landscaping, wetlands restoration — show just how valuable it is as a campus resource.

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