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

UW Bothell students share in physics discovery

Joey Key, Jomardee Perkins, Paul Marsh

Two University of Washington Bothell students shared the excitement of making major astronomical discoveries this summer using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), which recently won a Nobel Prize for its three founders.

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Assistant Professor Key cheers Nobel prize

Joey Shapiro Key

Assistant Professor Joey Shapiro Key tells the South Whidbey Record she loves the small part she plays in the Laser Interferometer Gravitation-wave Observatory (LIGO). The three architects of the observatory and the scientific collaboration of which Key is a part were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. 

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Cybersecurity month raises awareness

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As the federal Department of Homeland Security raises awareness in October about online threats, the University of Washington Bothell has a range of activities arising from its expertise in cybersecurity, particularly workforce development and policy.

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Fully accredited engineering programs

ABET logo

The computer engineering and mechanical engineering programs at University of Washington Bothell have received their first full accreditation from ABET, the accrediting agency for programs in natural science, computing and engineering.

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$460,000 scanning microscope for high-level research

scanning microscop

UW Bothell researchers won $460,000 from the National Science Foundation for a scanning electron microscope that can see objects as small as one nanometer — a billionth of an inch. A piece of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick.

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New dean, 16 new faculty for 2017

The big W on campus

The University of Washington Bothell welcomes Shari Dworkin as the new dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies and 16 new faculty members to the other schools for 2017.

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Chemistry researchers advance local company

Lori Robins and Jeff Williams

UW Bothell research chemists continue to help a small Woodinville company that expects to change the world of sanitizing and disinfecting. Chemistry students led by Associate Professor Lori Robins showed that Briotech's prion-destroying solution is stable over time.

 

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Microbial version of Tolstoy principle

colorful microbes

Research led by Jesse Zaneveld, an assistant professor of biological sciences at UW Bothell, found that the bacterial communities that live inside each of our guts react very differently from person to person under stress.  The researchers published a perspective piece in Nature Microbiology outlining the microbial version of the  Anna Karenina principle.

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Amazing skills in virtual reality summer camp

Noah Brown

Some of the same concepts in virtual reality (VR) that took a UW Bothell team to the national finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup were introduced to middle school students at Pacific Science Center summer camps taught by computer science and education majors.

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Combining Japanese culture and engineering

students visit windfarm

The Japan Early Fall 2017 study abroad program combines lessons about energy technology and regulations with the Japanese tea ceremony, flower arrangement and samurai culture. Students spend two weeks at UW Bothell and two weeks at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan.

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