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Elementary Engineers

With the help of Professor Brian Fabien and his mechanical engineering students, a group of Washington fifth-graders are learning to use — and love — science and math.

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Clearing the air

Move over, air purifiers — civil and environmental engineers at the UW have modified a common houseplant to remove hazardous compounds from the air around it.

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No needles required

Dr. Sheena Hembrador, Res. ’17, combined UW Medicine and College of Engineering expertise to design a tiny device that can help find a patient’s artery without the help of needles.

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Reaching across generations

Building on a lifetime of connections with older adults, Melissa Krook, ’18, left a thriving fashion career to conduct research in geropsychology at the UW.

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Be Boundless

News & Events

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Health and Medicine

UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases cancer risk

Exposure to glyphosate — the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup — increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent.

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UW student Tey Anjulee

Introducing Equity Focus

Advancing the values of diversity, equity and inclusion is core to our mission at the University of Washington. Explore stories, news and events that highlight the great work happening across the UW.

Equity Focus

A researcher learns to set up a seismometer to measure ground motion.

First-of-its-kind center hosts tools to analyze the effects of natural disasters

The RAPID Facility housed at the University of Washington offers a new way for scientists to get their hands on state-of-the-art equipment.

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Fast Facts

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