Informatics team elevates Airlift Northwest’s use of technology

With an innovative new app, iSchool students are helping connect emergency responders to mission-critical data in the field.

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Meal Matchup

Human Centered Design & Engineering students are reducing food waste and serving the community with a website that connects UW dining halls to local homeless shelters.

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The paper protector

At the Henry Art Gallery and University Libraries, Claire Kenny helps preserve the legacies of master artists past and present.

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Fighting dementia with data

Porsche Everson was looking to improve her career trajectory by earning a Certificate in Data Visualization. But she didn’t foresee using her new skills to help increase awareness of the risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Changing the lives of older adults

Jennifer Jones has twice been able to make a career transformation through a UW certificate program. Now she’s using what she learned in both programs to make a difference in the lives of the elderly.

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The power of an image

Purnima Bhaskaran wanted to take a deeper look at life, and the Certificate in Photography gave her the opportunity to see the world — and her career— in a new way.

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Staying afloat

In the Peruvian Amazon, a team of UW and local researchers are working with a floating village community to improve health and well-being.

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Journey behind bars to aid in prisoners’ learning

Dr. Holly Barker and Burke Museum's Oceania collections assist with University Beyond Bars classroom learning.

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Spurred to succeed

Inspired by her Montana ranching roots, UW School of Medicine student Justinn Lahaye is working toward a career serving patients in rural communities.

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Fostering brotherhood abroad

Study abroad can be life-changing, but it can also seem largely inaccessible to young men of color. The UW Brotherhood Initiative is working to open the door.

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Remembering those who sacrificed

On Memorial Day, we recognize those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. These monuments on the UW campus in Seattle honor their memory.

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Finding hope for children

As a high schooler in California, first-generation college student Diana Aguilar was a volunteer in her younger sister's kindergarten classroom. Through this experience, she discovered her desire to work toward achieving educational equity for students of all backgrounds.

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Positioning students as knowledge builders

As a high school student in South Korea, University of Washington College of Education PhD student Soo-Yean Shim was already imagining alternative approaches to make science classes engaging for all students.

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Taking on bias in special education

As a novice teacher in a Denver elementary school, Nathan Houston recalls his growing discomfort with how students were being referred to special educations services.

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Connecting grandparents and grandchildren with special needs

A new study being conducted at the University of Washington's Haring Center for Research and Training in Inclusive Education is examining the relationships between children with special needs and their grandparents — and how to enhance those relations. Xueyan Yang, a doctoral student is special education at the UW College of Education, is using photographs as a social aid to strengthen the bonds between generations.

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A pathway to discovery

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Teaching connection to one another — and the world

As a third-grade teacher, Kacy Lebby (MIT '15) is bringing the outdoors into her classroom by teaching all subjects, not just science, from an environmental perspective.

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Empowering students to become their own advocates

As program director of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Wenatchee Valley College, Yuritzi Lozano (MEd '13) has witnessed the power of students becoming advocates for their owner education.

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Education students design innovations to better serve immigrant youth

Over 24 intense hours, teams of University of Washington education students drew upon design thinking processes to craft new ideas for better addressing the educational needs of immigrant and refugee youth and families.

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Closing the potential gap

While visiting two high schools on opposite sides of Chicago, Rhoan Garnett (PhD '18) experienced first-hand the detrimental effects of the college information gap.

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Doctoral student explores nuance of ‘Blackness’ in student experience

Growing up, Adaurennaya Onyewuenyi was a straight A student. She knew early on that college was in her future.

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Creating spaces where students feel valued

Whether it's in the classroom or after school, Pedro Navejas Rodriguez (U-ACT '13) is working to create spaces where all students feel valued.

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Grid by grid

Months after Hurricane Maria, thousands in rural Puerto Rico still lack electricity. In partnership with local communities, UW researchers are working to restore their power.

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Using infosonics to tap into the emotional side of climate change

When the U.S. pulled out of the Paris Agreement, Judy Tweet started to think differently about her work on climate change. "It was a turning point for me. I realized I needed to start engaging with people on an emotional level." She thought about how she wanted to spend the remaining two years of her PhD work at the UW, and how to build the emotional connection of climate change as a centerpiece of her dissertation.

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Field journal: practicing geology in Big Sky Country

Earth and Space Sciences' student Mary Alice Benson spent an entire summer studying geology at UW Environment's field camp. This is her field notebook.

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