Legislative District 2
UW community members are living and working in districts across Washington state. Here's how we are making an impact in your neck of the woods.
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252 Husky Promise students
1,795 UW students
554 UW faculty and staff
FEATURED HUSKIES FROM THE 2ND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
SERVING THE 2ND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
The UW facilitates hundreds of programs in communities across the state. Below are a few that operate in your district. Programs active as of January 2021.
In 1926, as the science of forestry developed in Washington, the UW established the Charles L. Pack Experimental Forest for research and demonstration. Today, the UW’s Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest discovers, teaches and demonstrates sustainable forestry guided by resource scientists, professionals and policymakers. The 4,300-acre working forestland is a research laboratory for UW faculty and staff, home to a UW conference center and the Mount Rainier Institute, and provider of residential K–12 environmental education programs. Research topics include forest response to climate change, alternative harvesting and regeneration methods, insect and disease dynamics, ecophysiology, forest carbon sequestration, and production of nontimber forest products (such as maple syrup).
UW in the High School
Through the UW in the High School program, high school sophomores, juniors and seniors can complete University of Washington courses — and earn college credit — in their own classrooms with their own teachers. Teachers are approved and trained by UW faculty to teach official UW courses using UW curriculum, activities, texts, tests and grading scales. Participating students can earn college credits at a fraction of the cost, and these credits are accepted by most colleges and universities across Washington and around the country. Partner high schools can offer UW coursework in computer science, math, science, world languages, humanities and social sciences. Check out which schools UW in the High School is partnering with in your area.
UW INSPIRE supports western Washington educators of pre-K through 12th grade with reciprocal research-practice partnerships, focusing on student thinking and giving educators the opportunity to learn alongside children, improving instruction and student achievement. Fueled by innovative local educators at all levels of the public-school system and supported by local philanthropists and individual donors, INSPIRE is coordinated by a team of faculty, staff and graduate students at the UW College of Education.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), a partnership between the University of Oregon and the University of Washington, is dedicated to reducing impacts of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in Washington and Oregon by providing accurate and timely information about earthquakes and ground motions to scientists, engineers, planners and the public. The second-largest seismic network in the United States, PNSN has more than 300 seismograph stations as well as several offices and personnel across the region.