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Adapting toy ride-on cars for young children with disabilities, UW researchers are studying accessibility barriers in our built environments — and helping children explore their world.

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Mix masters

At the Construction Methods and Concrete Materials Lab, UW students are testing ways to bring concrete into a sustainable future.

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In rural areas in eastern and central Washington, the UW’s RIDE program gives dental students practical training experience — and gives underserved communities access to essential dental care.

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As an undergraduate researcher, Abby Burtner’s “why” questions have led to groundbreaking scientific developments with a global impact.

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Top-ranked UW graduate and professional programs

The UW’s graduate and professional degree programs were widely recognized as among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2025 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

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Image of the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, taken from the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon.

Q&A: Eclipses aren’t just good for jaw-dropping views — they’re also opportunities for stellar science

UW News sat down with Emily Levesque, a UW associate professor of astronomy, to talk about some of the things scientists — past and present — have learned from solar eclipses.

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Q&A: UW researcher discusses the vital role of Indigenous librarians

Sandy Littletree, a UW assistant professor in the Information School, discusses the importance of working Indigenous ways of knowing into libraries, archives and data repositories.

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Fast Facts

Undergrad research

8000+ undergraduate students participate in at least one quarter of research.

Did you know?

27% of incoming freshmen are the first in their families to attend college.

Honors & Awards

7 uw faculty have won the nobel prize