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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.



The unsinkable Concrete Canoe Team

United by a passion for problem-solving, UW undergrads are putting their minds — and paddles — together to build and race a canoe made out of concrete.

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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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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, according to a new report from Nature Index.

UW Today

Health Sciences

Combating hunger, food waste

The city of Seattle enlisted the UW School of Public Health to analyze current food waste prevention and recovery efforts and help develop local strategies to address hunger and reduce waste.

HS Newsbeat

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International Studies

UW students head to Nepal for hands-on learning

An exploration seminar in Kathmandu this summer is designed to help students learn about the country’s developmental challenges.

Seattle Times

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