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UW materials technology institute gives teachers new ways to turn students on to science and engineering

UW materials technology institute gives teachers new ways to turn students on to science and engineering

Posted: July 1, 1997

and recyclable. Materials science and engineering, a fundamental but often low-profile part of manufacturing, is the subject of a new summer institute at the University of Washington that aims to give high school and community college teachers new tools for designing laboratory projects that turn their students on to science and engineering. Read more »


A professor’s lost butterfly collection is replaced with young children’s gift of words, color and caring

A professor’s lost butterfly collection is replaced with young children’s gift of words, color and caring

Posted: June 18, 1997

Joel Kingsolver thought he had lost his butterflies: 10,000 carefully preserved wings, representing nearly two decades of work, all apparently destroyed in a disastrous fire at the University of Washington's zoology department last March. But within weeks his butterflies had "returned" -- the heartfelt gift of a host of young children who had set about… Read more »


Interpretive walks offered to see world’s largest canopy crane

Interpretive walks offered to see world’s largest canopy crane

Posted: June 16, 1997

Interpretive walks to look at the 22-story Wind River canopy crane will be conducted most Saturdays this summer at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tours, which are free and open to everyone, start from the Whistlepunk Trailhead in the Wind River Ranger District, a part of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Read more »