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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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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.

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Computer security tools for journalists lacking in a post-Snowden world

A new study probed the computer security habits of 15 journalists across two continents and found a number of security weaknesses in their technological tools and ad-hoc workarounds.

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intellectual house
On Campus

A place to call home for UW Native American community

An unusual structure has emerged among the collegiate gothic buildings and modern dormitories of central campus. A longhouse-style structure finally brings into view a community that at times over the last century has been invisible.

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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