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Michael K. Young

May 14, 2014

$31M gift will fund early stage UW research by high-tech entrepreneurs

Neil King and graduate student Yu-Ru Lin observe bacterial colony growth at the Institute for Protein Design.

The University of Washington is receiving a $31.2 million gift from Washington Research Foundation to boost entrepreneurship and support research that tackles some of society’s most crucial challenges. The award will fund four interdisciplinary initiatives that seek to advance global innovation in clean energy, protein design, big data science and neuroengineering.

February 19, 2014

UW President Young comments on passage of Real Hope Act

head shot of president

The vote Feb. 18 “was a vote of confidence in students and their importance to the future of our state,” UW president said.

December 12, 2013

New state-funded Clean Energy Institute will focus on solar, battery technologies

Gov. Jay Inslee (center) shakes hands with Dan Schwartz, director of the new Clean Energy Institute, with UW President Michael Young (left).

A new University of Washington institute to develop efficient, cost-effective solar power and better energy storage systems launched Dec. 12 with an event attended by UW President Michael K. Young, Gov. Jay Inslee and researchers, industry experts and policy leaders in renewable energy.

February 6, 2013

UW president calls Jewell selection ‘an inspired choice’

Sally Jewell paddles a kayak.

“Sally Jewell is an inspired choice to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior,” said Michael K. Young.