State Relations

September 17, 2013

Discover the UW: Institute for Protein Design

As America’s number one federally funded public research university, the University of Washington is producing research with the power to change the world. State legislators and other Olympia decision-makers will get a first-hand look at what UW researchers are discovering in a Friday, September 27 visit to The Baker Laboratory and the Institute for Protein Design,

September 3, 2013

Seattle Weekly: UW’s Big Bet on Massively Open Online Courses

A feature article in the Seattle Weekly focuses on the University of Washington’s online education efforts. Here’s a preview: [T]he University of Washington is betting on low-cost online courses that could attract more students and money. And maybe turn its professors into stars. Read the article here.

August 29, 2013

Research spotlight: UW researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface

University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher. To learn more, watch the video below, or read this article in UW Today.

August 26, 2013

UW ranked 13th nationally by Washington Monthly, 9th in “Bang for Buck”

Washington Monthly, which ranks universities based upon social mobility, research production and commitment to service, has ranked the University of Washington 13th among national universities for 2013. The UW also was ranked ninth among national universities in “Best Bang for the Buck,” a measure of  “colleges in America that do the best job of helping nonwealthy students attain

August 21, 2013

Seattle Times: Computer games + math = fun and learning in schools

The Seattle Times recently reported on UW researcher Zoran Popovic‘s work to make computer games more effective at teaching math. One of the most successful examples, for adults and students alike, is the UW Center for Game Science’s Foldit, which challenges users to help uncover the structures of biologically important proteins. Players around the world have

August 15, 2013

External Affairs service project at University Heights Center

Yesterday (August 14), UW External Affairs staff participated in a service project at the University Heights Center, a non-profit community-run organization. From helping clean windows and alcoves, to landscaping upkeep, and moving soil for new raised beds in the P-Patch, the crew had a great time! Each year, the UW community provides over 346,000 hours of service

August 13, 2013

Research spotlight: Wireless devices go battery-free with new communication technique

University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power. Watch the video below to learn more, or read this article at UW Today.

August 9, 2013

UW School of Medicine ranks first among medical students

The Puget Sound Business Journal reports: University of Washington School of Medicine was ranked No. 1 in a national survey of current medical students. … One Class of 2015 student at UW wrote: “The first thing every faculty and staff member in my program has said is, ‘We are here to help you; this is

August 6, 2013

RIDE students bolster Eastern Washington’s dental health

The UW School of Dentistry’s Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) program is helping improve access to dental care in rural and underserved areas of the state, especially in Eastern Washington: Spending the spring before graduation with your hands in strangers’ mouths might not be every student’s cup of tea. Kaitlin Poppe, however, couldn’t have

August 5, 2013

New Team Member

The Office of State Relations is pleased to announce a new arrival. Director of State Relations Margaret Shepherd gave birth to a baby boy on Sunday evening. Henry Jude Shepherd was born yesterday at 5:59PM. Six days early, 7 lbs 11 oz, and 19 inches. Mom, dad and baby are all doing great. Please join

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