THE YEAR IN FOCUS:
19 FOR 2019

Every day, our photographers capture the University of Washington through their lenses. Scroll on for glimpses of the diversity and depth of experiences across the UW — the remarkable students transforming our campuses, the dedicated faculty making discoveries in the field and the joyful moments that brought us all together.

An EPA diver deploys instruments in Lake Killarney, where a team of UW researchers is exploring how arsenic travels from the lakebed to the food web. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

An EPA diver deploys instruments in Lake Killarney, where a team of UW researchers is exploring how arsenic travels from the lakebed to the food web. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

Psychology graduate student Theodros Haile demonstrates BrainNet, a Tetris-like game developed at the UW that uses a brain-to-brain interface. Haile’s cap processes brain signals from two other people, allowing them to play collaboratively using only their minds. (Photo by Mark Stone)

Psychology graduate student Theodros Haile demonstrates BrainNet, a Tetris-like game developed at the UW that uses a brain-to-brain interface. Haile’s cap processes brain signals from two other people, allowing them to play collaboratively using only their minds. (Photo by Mark Stone)

UW Tacoma student Caitlyn McFarland uses an epi-fluorescent research microscope, which makes an organism glow brightly under a mercury-vapor light. (Photo by Ryan Moriarty)

UW Tacoma student Caitlyn McFarland uses an epi-fluorescent research microscope, which makes an organism glow brightly under a mercury-vapor light. (Photo by Ryan Moriarty)

Students pose for portraits of themselves as Husky 100 members.

Students pose for portraits of themselves as Husky 100 members.

Peji Hota Wakhan, ’19, was named one of the Husky 100, which annually honors 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students who exemplify the Husky Experience in the classroom and the community. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

In 2019, the top-ranked Washington Women’s Rowing team won the NCAA championship, their second national title under head coach Yasmin Farooq. (Photo by Mark Stone)

In 2019, the top-ranked Washington Women’s Rowing team won the NCAA championship, their second national title under head coach Yasmin Farooq. (Photo by Mark Stone)

Inspired by the care and opportunities their young son Gareth received at the UW, Bill and Alyssa Sunderland are giving back to connect more families with autism intervention and support. Gareth’s genes were sequenced at the UW, revealing a possible genetic cause of his autism. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

Inspired by the care and opportunities their young son Gareth received at the UW, Bill and Alyssa Sunderland are giving back to connect more families with autism intervention and support. Gareth’s genes were sequenced at the UW, revealing a possible genetic cause of his autism. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

A student in Assistant Prof. Cynthia Chang's class waters seedlings in the  Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory at UW Bothell for an investigative biology research project. (Photo by Mark Stone)

A student in Assistant Prof. Cynthia Chang's class waters seedlings in the  Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory at UW Bothell for an investigative biology research project. (Photo by Mark Stone)

Students collect samples of plants and berries at the UW’s Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks, WA. The interdisciplinary center brings together researchers, students, professionals and the public to address critical issues affecting forestry and aquatic resources. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

Students collect samples of plants and berries at the UW’s Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks, WA. The interdisciplinary center brings together researchers, students, professionals and the public to address critical issues affecting forestry and aquatic resources. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

Graduate student Phil Rund works on a device that analyzes air molecules. Over the summer, a team of researchers led by UW Bothell Prof. Dan Jaffe placed it at the summit of Mt. Bachelor to study the chemical composition of wildfire smoke. (Photo by Mark Stone)

Graduate student Phil Rund works on a device that analyzes air molecules. Over the summer, a team of researchers led by UW Bothell Prof. Dan Jaffe placed it at the summit of Mt. Bachelor to study the chemical composition of wildfire smoke. (Photo by Mark Stone)

Graduate students in Environmental and Forest Sciences study forest lands near Mt. Rainier destroyed by the 2017 Norse Peak Fire. Their work is led by Assistant Prof. Brian Harvey, whose lab examines how forests are changed by fires and insect outbreaks. (Photo by Mark Stone)

Graduate students in Environmental and Forest Sciences study forest lands near Mt. Rainier destroyed by the 2017 Norse Peak Fire. Their work is led by Assistant Prof. Brian Harvey, whose lab examines how forests are changed by fires and insect outbreaks. (Photo by Mark Stone)

A woman washes scaled fish on the Mekong River in Cambodia, where UW researchers from the College of the Environment, College of Engineering and School of Public Health investigate the influence of environmental changes on the future of food security. (Photo by Mark Stone)

A woman washes scaled fish on the Mekong River in Cambodia, where UW researchers from the College of the Environment, College of Engineering and School of Public Health investigate the influence of environmental changes on the future of food security. (Photo by Mark Stone)

Timea  Tihanyi collaborates with Wanna  Huang, ’18, to craft 3D-printed porcelain artworks.​ Tihanyi, a senior lecturer in the UW School of Art + Art History + Design, invites student interns from a variety of disciplines to explore the possibilities of 3D-printing technology. (Photo by Mark Stone)

Timea  Tihanyi collaborates with Wanna  Huang, ’18, to craft 3D-printed porcelain artworks.​ Tihanyi, a senior lecturer in the UW School of Art + Art History + Design, invites student interns from a variety of disciplines to explore the possibilities of 3D-printing technology. (Photo by Mark Stone)

Associate Prof. Sven D. Haakanson, a Native Alaskan and curator of Native American anthropology at the Burke Museum, carves a replica of an Alutiiq mask. The state’s oldest public museum reopened on campus in October; its new 113,000-square-foot building houses six new galleries and visible working labs. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

Associate Prof. Sven D. Haakanson, a Native Alaskan and curator of Native American anthropology at the Burke Museum, carves a replica of an Alutiiq mask. The state’s oldest public museum reopened on campus in October; its new 113,000-square-foot building houses six new galleries and visible working labs. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

Born prematurely, Zoe Gonzalez spent several months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UW Medical Center. She’ll take part in a research study that monitors premature babies for several years while providing them with medical checkups. (Photo by Clare McLean)

Born prematurely, Zoe Gonzalez spent several months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UW Medical Center. She’ll take part in a research study that monitors premature babies for several years while providing them with medical checkups. (Photo by Clare McLean)

Favour Orji, 2018–19 ASUW director of diversity efforts, advocated for creating more inclusive and welcoming spaces on campus for all students. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

Favour Orji, 2018–19 ASUW director of diversity efforts, advocated for creating more inclusive and welcoming spaces on campus for all students. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

Under a black light, fluorescent green microplastics are seen floating in the water with coral. UW researchers have found that some corals are more likely to eat microplastics while consuming other food; a rise in microplastics could put corals at risk. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

Under a black light, fluorescent green microplastics are seen floating in the water with coral. UW researchers have found that some corals are more likely to eat microplastics while consuming other food; a rise in microplastics could put corals at risk. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

In the Amplifying Movement and Performance (AMP) Lab, Ph.D. student Soshi Samejima works with another student on a KineAssist treadmill for spinal-simulation research. A partnership between the UW’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the College of Engineering, the lab advances understanding of both human and robot movement. (Photo by Mark Stone)

In the Amplifying Movement and Performance (AMP) Lab, Ph.D. student Soshi Samejima works with another student on a KineAssist treadmill for spinal-simulation research. A partnership between the UW’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the College of Engineering, the lab advances understanding of both human and robot movement. (Photo by Mark Stone)

UW Cheer mid-routine during the 112th Apple Cup, which the Huskies won 31–13 in their seventh consecutive victory over Washington State University. (Photo by Dennis Wise)

UW Cheer mid-routine during the 112th Apple Cup, which the Huskies won 31–13 in their seventh consecutive victory over Washington State University. Photo by Dennis Wise

UW Cheer mid-routine during the 112th Apple Cup, which the Huskies won 31–13 in their seventh consecutive victory over Washington State University. Photo by Dennis Wise

On June 15, 2019, the University of Washington honored more than 6,000 graduates in the 144th Annual Commencement Exercises at Husky Stadium. Nearly 13,795 UW degrees were conferred at the Seattle campus in June.​ (Photo by Mark Stone)

On June 15, 2019, the University of Washington honored more than 6,000 graduates in the 144th Annual Commencement Exercises at Husky Stadium. Nearly 13,795 UW degrees were conferred at the Seattle campus in June.​ (Photo by Mark Stone)