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Redefining Reality

At the UW’s CoMotion Labs, virtual content studio Electric Dream Factory is helping shape an inclusive future for the VR industry.

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A robot confidant

Meet EMAR, a social robot being developed by UW researchers that will help high schools assess student stress and well-being.

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Teri Pollastro was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in 2003. But with the help of specialized chemotherapy and clinical trials at UW Medicine, she has beaten the survival odds — and has no plans to stop.

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Uncovering fossils in Antarctica

A multi-institution team including UW researchers faced extreme conditions to study the Antarctic fossil record — one of the least understood in the world.

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Oceanography ranks No. 1

The University of Washington’s School of Oceanography is ranked No. 1 on the 2018 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list. Other UW subjects also placed in the top 10 this year.


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Honors and Awards

Chronicle of Higher Ed: UW a ‘Great College to Work For’

The University of Washington has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education for the fifth consecutive year. The UW received accolades in five categories.

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Sapna Cheryan, UW associate professor of psychology, with her Barbie dolls (made to look life size): computer engineer, Katherine Johnson and robotics engineer.
Social Science

Helping Barbie evolve

Professor Sapna Cheryan has spent her career researching the stereotypes surrounding STEM. Now she’s serving on Mattel’s Barbie Global Advisory Council, lending her expertise as the company looks ahead to the toy’s future.

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