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How to make your own home air purifier

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Professor of Environmental Chemistry Dan Jaffe, who studies smoke and other air pollution, recently demonstrated to UW News how to make your own home air purifier.

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How Arctic fish survive in North Cascades lake

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Working through the pandemic summer of 2020, researchers led by University of Washington Bothell Teaching Professor Jeff Jensen found how Arctic grayling are surviving in one lake in the North Cascades.

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Do-it-yourself air filter for smoke

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With wildfire smoke making the air unhealthy, University of Washington Bothell Professor of Environmental Chemistry Dan Jaffe tells Q13 how to MacGyver an effective filter at home using a 20-inch box fan and an MERV 13 furnace filter.

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Computer science used against coronavirus

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Dong Si, an assistant professor in the School of STEM, led a team of computer science students in developing a program that could help develop a drug or vaccine against the coronavirus, The Herald of Everett reports.

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Firefighters can train in VR, save water

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A virtual reality program developed by two Computer Science & Software Engineering majors might be used to train firefighters to run the water pump control panel on a fire engine, saving time, expense and water.

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Building robotics and connecting the dots

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Mechanical Engineering graduate Nick Degrasse worked at the Activities & Recreation Center, served on student committees and enjoyed research, but what really clicked was seeing a stroke-therapy capstone project actually used by patients at a Seattle hospital. 

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Using AI to trace deep secrets of COVID-19

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A UW Bothell computer science research team developed an artificial intelligence program called DeepTracer to model the atomic structure of the COVID-19 coronavirus, KIRO-TV reports.

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Professional development integrating art, STEM

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Education researchers at the University of Washington Bothell are helping lead a project that fosters teaching K12 students to integrate science and art. Through this integration, researchers aim to broaden the participation of students in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Empowered via STEM and empowering others

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Now preparing for medical school, Najma Adan (Biology ’20) felt empowered by her professors and colleagues in the School of STEM and was inspired to mentor others in science.

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Artificial intelligence turned against COVID-19

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A team led by Assistant Professor Dong Si is turning the power of artificial intelligence against the COVID-19 coronavirus with a new software tool that could help design vaccines and drugs.

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