News from the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

First grads in physics, GWSS, education BA

A graduate goes forth

Some of the first graduates in three new degrees at the University of Washington Bothell have something in common: perfect timing. Just as they realized their interests in physics, educational studies or gender, women and sexuality studies, those became majors.

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UW, UW Bothell scientists explain new discovery in gravitational wave astronomy

image of black holes

The announcement that a third collision of black holes has been detected three billion light years away validates the work of hundreds of scientists, including Joey Shapiro Key, assistant professor of physics at the University of Washington Bothell. The discovery was made using a detector located at Hanford in eastern Washington.

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Ingenious way to visualize college affordability

screen shot of computer model

UW Professor Jim Fridley and UW Bothell Professor Kelvin Sung and his students have developed a computer model for college affordability used by state lawmakers.

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Six more Mary Gates scholars at UW Bothell

Randy Wang, Wolf Yeigh, Deanna Kennedy

Six University of Washington Bothell students won a $5,000 Mary Gates undergraduate research scholarship in the latest round of the awards, encouraging academic excellence. Photo: Scholarship winner Randy Wang explains his research to Chancellor Wolf Yeigh as mentor Deanna Kennedy looks on.

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Cybersecurity hot topic at UW Bothell

OWASP logo

About 200 students and members of the public are choosing to spend a spring Saturday indoors at a daylong cybersecurity summit at the University of Washington Bothell. This first-time event on May 13 is hosted by the student chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). 

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Students build Mars robot for NASA contest

prototype model testing wheels in sand

UW Bothell’s Trickfire Robotics team is competing in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition May 22-26 at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The mission is to build a robot to mine ice granules on Mars for water people will need to survive on the Red Planet.

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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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