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Taking notes
from nature

A U.S. Air Force–funded center on campus is studying the navigation of winged animals to help build a better aircraft.

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Exploring Earth’s
final frontier

With the ability to explore the deepest reaches of the ocean, the UW’s Deepglider is poised to unlock the secrets of climate change in the briny deep.

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Saving lives 
with smartphones

Saloni Parikh took her passion for global health and her knack for computer science halfway across the world, playing a key role in HIV-fighting research.

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The first line 
of defense

Developed by UW researchers, a new injectable polymer that strengthens blood clots could save the lives of trauma victims.

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Starting up

Temo Ojeda came to the University of Washington with a passion for startups, and thanks to the Lavin Entrepreneurship Program, the most valuable lessons he’s learned have been outside the classroom.

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Be Boundless

On Campus

Autism center researcher
In the News

Autism center marks 15 years of research and service

When the University of Washington Autism Center opened its doors in 2000, the notion that the disorder could be detected in preschool-aged children was controversial.

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UW Clean Energy Institute researchers
Clean Energy Institute

Engineering a better solar cell

A new UW study shows that perovskite materials — superefficient crystal structures that have recently taken the scientific community by storm — can be engineered to improve solar cells.

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montlake cut uw crew
Husky Crew

Huskies beat Virginia to claim 2015 Windermere Cup

No. 4 Washington women’s rowing used a strong comeback to beat No. 3 Virginia and win the 2015 Windermere Cup in front of thousands of fans along the Montlake Cut on Saturday.


Fast Facts

At a glance

The UW has three campuses that offer more than 440 degree options across 280 programs

Academic milestones

87% of 467 patent applications filed by the UW in 2014 were contributed by students262 National Science Foundation fellows in 2014