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Through 3-D printing, UW Bothell’s Ivan Owen is increasing access to prosthetics for children around the world with missing fingers — and inspiring the next generation of innovators along the way.

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Scanning the sky

UW astronomer Andrew Connolly is helping transform our knowledge of the universe with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope — the largest digital camera in the world that aims to answer some of the most fundamental questions in astrophysics.

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the deep blue

Just months after an underwater volcano erupted off the coast of Oregon, a team of researchers, engineers and students set to sea to work on the Ocean Observatories Initiative’s seafloor laboratory.

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Putting a stop
to poaching

A new study by UW biology professor Samuel Wasser shows that DNA tracing might be the solution to stopping illegal ivory tusk trafficking in Africa, saving elephants from extinction in the process.

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Honors & Awards

The best teachers make it look easy

Why do we enroll at the UW? To be taught by fabulous faculty, like the 12 who were named this year’s Teachers of the Year.

Columns Magazine

Research Engineer Andrew Lingley uses an inspection microscope at the Washington Nanofabrication Facility on Friday. Machines in the facility can create tiny computer chips and sensors, some barely visible to the naked eye. (Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times)
In the News

UW’s nanofabrication lab to expand work on teeny tiny chips, sensors

The Washington Nanofabrication Facility, taken over by the UW in 2011, is home to more than 140 scientists and engineers every month and is used by researchers and businesses.

Seattle Times


Researchers find irregularities in ‘rare, exotic’ binary system

UW astronomer Breanna Binder and two of her students reported in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society that a puzzling stellar phenomenon may not be what other astronomers had reported.

UW Today

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