News Roundup: UW startups, medical education expansion, and women in computer science

Governor Jay Inslee returned to campus this week for the 2014 UW Start-Up Celebration.   In his keynote remarks, Governor Inslee lauded the Center for Commercialization (C4C) for its most recent big news: A record 18 new startups were spun out in the past fiscal year. Learn more about C4C and the New Ventures Facility at Fluke Hall here…. Read More


News Roundup: NW WA study mission, Addressing the skills gap, Record number of UW startups

Northwest Washington Study Mission – Seattle Chamber State Relations was back on the road in late June to participate in the Seattle Metro Chamber and Puget Sound Regional Council’s NW WA Study Mission. Delegates visited a series of sites that showcased innovation and economic development in sectors such as tourism, agriculture, maritime, manufacturing, and higher education. PIC: Touring… Read More


News Roundup: Clean Tech, Faculty Field Tour, Revenue Forecast, Sustainability Award

Expo Showcases Wash. State Companies’ Budding Clean Tech Economy – KPLU Among the companies … is Arlington-based Microgreen Polymers, which spun out of research at the University of Washington. Forecast shows $395M uptick in state revenue – AP/The Columbian “While the revenue increase is welcome news, we still face a significant budget challenge in our next… Read More


News Roundup: President Young in Spokane, Dental and Medical programs recognized, Gift supercharges UW research

President Young visited Spokane on May 29 for a series of meetings to discuss growing the region’s healthcare economy through research and expanded medical education. In the evening, he spoke at a UW alumni lecture event featuring UW researcher Dr. Charles Murry. Learn more on the President’s trip on his Facebook page.   UW-Spokane alliance has unique value, Young says… Read More


News Roundup: Monkey hearts, UW spinouts & innovations, Dental care for kids, and more!

Scientists regenerate heart muscle in primates – Health Sciences NewsBeat In a major advance, researchers at the University of Washington have successfully restored damaged heart muscle of monkeys using heart cells created from human embryonic stem cells. $31M gift will fund early stage UW research by high-tech entrepreneurs – UW Today The funding will be… Read More


Latest UW medical startups and innovations featured in local media

The University of Washington’s Center for Commercialization (C4C) recently hosted an inter-active tour for journalists at its New Ventures Facility, where the media got a first-hand look at the latest technologies moving from lab to market. KING 5 Healthlink’s Jean Enersen reports: You could call it an adult science fair: University of Washington entrepreneurs and students… Read More


News Roundup: UW news you can use and share!

Every month we will bring you a sampling of news clips about UW projects and programs impacting our state and region. Below are a few to kick us off for the month of April. Have an article you want to see featured in the roundup? Leave a link in the comments, or email us at:… Read More


UW ranks among top for return on college investment

via President Young’s blog (a great source of news & info, bookmark it!): The University of Washington ranks fifth among all public and private universities in the country in a survey that estimates the financial return on degrees.   “While financial return on investment isn’t the only value in a college degree, being fifth in… Read More


UW School of Medicine launches “Next Generation WWAMI” in Spokane

via UW Today: The University of Washington School of Medicine announced plans today to establish Spokane as the center of an effort called “Next Generation WWAMI.” The UW, in partnership with the city’s health care professionals and other higher education institutions, will work to rapidly grow and continue to implement innovative approaches to medical education… Read More


UW launches online bachelor’s degree completion program in social sciences

Via UW Today: Beginning in the fall 2014 people interested in social sciences, who have already earned roughly two years of college credit or an associate degree, will be able to finish their bachelor’s degree online through a new completion program offered by the University of Washington. … The program is intended to provide a… Read More