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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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Native Girls Code, helping diversify STEM

girl at computer screen

After completing her community psychology degree with a human rights minor at the University of Washington Bothell, Shawn Peterson created a way to combine her education with her passion. She helped start Native Girls Code with the goal of introducing indigenous teen girls to opportunities in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

 

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Two computer scientists win Fulbrights

Michael Stiber, Brent Lagesse

Two University of Washington Bothell computer scientists, Michael Stiber, left, and Brent Lagesse, right, have won Fulbright scholar awards for advanced research in Europe.

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Excitement, fun at Inspire STEM Festival

girl with wheel at physics exhibit

Hundreds of middle school students engaged in science workshops, checked out technology exhibits, heard two astronauts extol engineering, and enhanced their appreciation for mathematics at the University of Washington Bothell’s third Inspire STEM Festival.

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Changing face of science one female at a time

Women in a laboratory

Nationally, women make up a small percentage of professionals in math-intensive fields. But, the University of Washington Bothell's School of STEM is changing the face of math, computer science and engineering one female at a time.

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Hung Cao wins $549,000 NSF CAREER Award

Hung Cao

Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Hung Cao has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program grant from the National Science Foundation. He hopes the $549,000 is just the beginning.

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UW Bothell ranked among top graduate schools

ranking badges

The University of Washington Bothell has been ranked among the nation’s top graduate schools for 2017 by graduateprograms.com. The education research publisher lists UW Bothell fifth in computer science, 10th in accounting and 13th in business master’s degrees.

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‘The blob’ of abnormal conditions boosted Western U.S. ozone levels

Lei Zhang

A University of Washington Bothell study shows that an unusually warm patch of water off the West Coast in late 2014 and 2015 nicknamed “the blob” also influenced air quality. Lead author is Dan Jaffe, a professor of atmospheric sciences. Photo: Lei Zhang, postdoctoral researcher at UW Bothell, checks equipment at the Mount Bachelor Observatory.   

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Student poster selected at math conference

Yiting Xu

A presentation of work from UW Bothell’s summer Mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) was selected as an outstanding poster at a major math conference. Another REU is being held this summer on campus, and there’s still time to apply.

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