State Relations

Statement from UW President on the proposed Washington state budget

The following statement is from Michael K. Young, president of the University of Washington. “The proposed state operating budget agreement represents a significant step forward, not only for University of Washington students, faculty, staff and their families – but also for the state of Washington. “For the first time in over two decades, state reinvestment

KING 5: The Future of Aerospace Innovation in Washington

U. W. Students in Earth & Space Sciences test plasma rocket motor under vacuum conditions. pic.twitter.com/UHqNQ2u3y8 — Glenn Farley (@GlennFarley) June 24, 2013 KING 5 covered the first ever Joint Center for Aerospace Innovation symposium held on the UW campus yesterday: In a conference at the U.W. campus under the title Innovate Washington,  students, faculty

Upcoming Event: The Future of Aerospace Innovation in Washington

The Joint Center for Aerospace Research Technology Innovation (JCATI) will hold its inaugural symposium on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. The symposium will include an industry panel discussing the grand challenges in aerospace and the role of innovation. Moderated by Roger Myers of

UW wins national award for LEAN implementation

It was announced this week that the University of Washington is one of two winners of the 2013 National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education (NCCI) “Leveraging Excellence Award.” The award recognizes best practices that have had broad impact within the higher education community. In a statement from NCCI, the group details UW’s Finance and

New Chancellor named for UW Bothell

Katherine Long of the Seattle Times reports on the New York technology leader selected to head UW Bothell as its next Chancellor: Bjong Wolf Yeigh, professor and president of the State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT), will be the next UW-Bothell chancellor if approved by the Board of Regents. He will replace

Everett Herald: Higher ed remains the key

On its Sunday (May 19) opinion page, the Everett Herald published an editorial making the case that higher education is key to the state’s economy. The editorial opens with this point: The mainspring for landing the Boeing 777X in Washington is higher ed and addressing the skills gap in engineering and technology. The best social

Campus symposium features undergraduate research

The 16th annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is underway on campus. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Friday, May 17) in Mary Gates Hall.

Governor Inslee signs higher education operating efficiencies legislation

On Friday (May 10), Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 1736, sponsored by Representatives Hans Zeiger, Larry Seaquist, Larry Haler, Gerry Pollet, Cindy Ryu, David Sawyer, Steve Bergquist, Chad Magendanz, and Jessyn Farrell.ŸŸ The central goal of the legislation is to enhance the efficiency of higher education institutions by better coordinating and streamlining certain state reporting requirements. The bill directs

Seattle Times: UW student group suggests tuition increase to fund faculty raises

Seattle Times higher education reporter Katherine Long reports in today’s newspaper: If the Legislature won’t give more money to higher education, University of Washington students are calling on the school to raise tuition by 3 percent, then put all of that money into faculty salaries. Read more.

New program supports 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. Learn more at UW Today.

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