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UW undergrad’s early life challenges become a hectic schedule of opportunity

From starting his own company – and recruiting 11 friends to join him – and running a successful nonprofit to doing research in the lab and taking a full course load, engineering undergraduate student David Coven is an expert schedule juggler.

New ‘academic redshirt’ program to support undergraduate STEM education

The University of Washington in collaboration with Washington State University is developing an “academic redshirt” program that will bring dozens of low-income, Washington state high school graduates to the two universities to study engineering in a five-year bachelor’s program.

Deaf, hard-of-hearing students do first test of sign language by cell phone

Editor’s note: Each year the summer academy hosts a premier of the students’ animated short films.

‘Can you see me now?’ Sign language over cell phones comes to United States

A group at the University of Washington has developed software that for the first time enables deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans to use sign language over a mobile phone.