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Changing the future
of engineering

A redshirt year helps athletes gain confidence and skills. The STARS program is doing the same for UW engineering students — as it did for Tammy Teal, ’18, who is now a transportation engineer.

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Hearing infections

With an app created by UW researchers, pediatricians can now “listen” for ear infections, which are common but hard to diagnose in children.

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Solving an Antarctic
sea mystery

UW School of Oceanography researchers team up with satellites, robots and seals to explain mysterious holes in Antarctic sea ice.

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From the margins to the spotlight

At the UW School of Drama, Seattle theater legend David Armstrong teaches the history of Broadway musicals — and of the immigrant, LGBTQ, Jewish and African American creatives who shaped this American institution.

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Be Boundless

News & Events

A Lego Mindstorms robot, with a plastic astronaut strapped to the front, approaches the lunar lander. Student teams will program the robot to explore the moon’s surface.
UW and the Community

Student robotics challenge to mark 50th anniversary of moon landing

Teams of middle and high school students from across the state will recreate the events of July 20, 1969, during Friday’s Apollo 50 Next Giant Leap Student Challenge at the UW.

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commute reduction champion award
Honors and Awards

UW recognized as Commute Trip Reduction Champion

The award honors employers for reducing their drive-alone rates and providing innovative commuter programs to their employees.

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Interim dean Alison Cullen

Alison Cullen named interim dean of UW Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Cullen currently holds the Daniel J. Evans Endowed Professorship of Public Policy and Governance and is a decorated scholar and long-serving faculty member. Her appointment, set to begin Sept. 1, is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents.

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Fast Facts


There are nearly 300 specialized research centers at the UW.

Did you know?

The UW was named the most innovative public university in the world by Reuters in 2018