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Boundless Stories

Browse stories of the people, places and programs that drive the University of Washington to work for a world of good.



Taking on childhood trauma

With a scholarship-supported internship, Victoria Chambers broadened her understanding of how trauma affects children — and how she could help.

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Creating a cleaner cookstove

Thanks to a grant from the Department of Energy and strong community partnerships, Ph.D. student Garrett Allawatt is helping engineer a cleaner cookstove for developing countries.

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The next generation of nursing

At UW Nurse Camp, Karissa Sanchez found the motivation to pursue her dream of going to college and serving her Eastern Washington community. Now a UW graduate, she’s inspiring underrepresented high school students to do the same.

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Seeds of hope

In the name of holistic mental health, Christopher Brown, ’16, created Growing Veterans, a sustainable farming organization that reconnects veterans to each other — and to life. Explore our interactive story featuring video and audio interviews.


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News & Events

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Health Sciences

What influences UW Medicine’s ‘most influential’ scientists?

Thirteen UW-affiliated scientists are among the “most influential” in the world, according to a recent report by Thomson Reuters. In brief video interviews, researchers talk about their areas of focus and motivation.

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‘MegaFace Challenge’ looks to upscale facial recognition

UW computer scientists have launched the world’s first competition aimed at evaluating and improving the performance of face recognition algorithms at the million person scale.

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UW is top producer of earth and environment research

The University of Washington published the most earth and environmental science research last year, outpacing all other universities worldwide.

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Fast Facts

Undergraduate milestones

Research Symposium 1,100+ students Internships 354,133 hours

Public service @ the UW

Public service @ the UW: 6,659 students / 854,104 hours in 2015