This week Washington STEM hosted its second annual summit at Microsoft’s Redmond-campus. Over the lunch hour, the audience heard from Microsoft’s Brad Smith and Governor Jay Inslee on the importance of STEM education, both at the K-12 and post-secondary levels, to the state economy. (Read highlights from the day in this report from the Redmond
State lawmakers return to Olympia this week for Committee Assembly Days. On Thursday (Nov. 21) and Friday (Nov. 22), legislative members will attend committee hearings to discuss upcoming legislative priorities, and also gather for caucus meetings. To find out what meetings are happening when, check out the legislative calendar here; if you want to follow the action
Today is Day 2 of the 2013 3rd Special Session. This morning, the House Finance Committee approved a proposal (House Bill 2089) to extend tax incentives for Boeing and the aerospace industry. House committee approves Boeing tax incentives, 10-3 http://t.co/u6IFgthUA3 #waleg — TVW (@TVWnews) November 8, 2013 The proposal’s next stops are in committee meetings
Gov. Jay Inslee announced yesterday (11/5) that he is calling the legislature back for a special session beginning Thursday, Nov. 7, to approve a package aimed at encouraging The Boeing Company to build the 777X airplane in Washington State. The Governor’s Office released a list of the package elements here. Reporting on the Governor’s announcement,
Last Friday (Nov. 1), Rep. Hans Zeiger (R-Puyallup) visited UW Seattle to tour the UW Institute for Protein Design. On the tour, Rep. Zeiger learned about the Institute’s leading edge research integrating UW expertise in biochemistry, engineering, computer science and medicine, and leveraging local strength in the software industry to achieve new breakthroughs in medicine. Rep. Zeiger
UW Professor of Social Work Jennifer Stuber has launched a suicide prevention program called Forefront, the first program of its kind in the U.S. Watch this UW 360 episode featuring Dr. Stuber’s personal story, and her work in Olympia with Rep. Tina Orwall (D-33rd Legislative District) to pass legislation requiring mental health professionals to receive suicide
State elected officials and staff have been visiting UW’s Institute for Protein Design this legislative interim to learn more about one of the University’s leading edge research programs. Below is an inforgraph produced by the IPD, which explains in further detail the power of Protein Design:
In the 2013 Annual Address to the campus community, UW President Michael K. Young examines how we are working together as a university to address key 21st century challenges.
The University of Washington has received an 18-month grant of $110,299 from the state Attorney General’s Office to provide training and education for health professionals and the general public on the subject of chronic pain management and cannabis use. Read more at UW Today.
On Friday (Oct. 11), the Washington State Economic Revenue & Forecast Council published it’s monthly economic and revenue update. Among other news, the report shows that tax collections were again higher than previously forecast, and consumer confidence is down, likely as a byproduct of the federal government shutdown. A few additional highlights from the update: WashingtonNext page