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With campus once again coming to life and filling with fresh faces, many incoming students may be headed straight to STEM classes and degrees, easily overlooking the possibility of an English degree.
Last week we took a look at the various experiences that encouraged and validated an undergraduate's decision to go pre-med. The adrenaline of watching surgery first-hand, the deep satisfaction of watching a patient smile, the stellar grades in biology courses, and, most importantly, the fun…
For 24 hours, The Daily followed the journey of two hack groups who built devices for social impact at this year’s DubHacks.
College students have all at one time asked themselves what is the best way to learn. What will help them learn the most, pay attention the most, and succeed the most on exams?
LGBTQIA+ adults in Washington have higher rates of disability and poorer mental health than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a study by UW social work professor Karen Fredriksen Goldsen.
As the growing concerns around the climate crisis continue to demand change, universities are at the forefront of this global issue.
The German research vessel Polarstern departed from Tromsø, Norway, on Sept. 20 and started the largest polar expedition in human history. The expedition, also called the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC), will last a year on the Arctic Ocean, a …
Last month, a report in the journal “Science” identified a staggering downward trend in the bird population in the U.S. As summed up by The Guardian, America has lost about one in four birds since the 1970s.
Fear of commitment isn’t only an issue in romantic relationships. A 2018 Reddit thread asked why it seemed like pre-med was the most popular major on every college campus, and the responses unanimously declared how a dramatic majority of self-declared pre-meds change their minds by the time …
Robert Holzworth a professor at the UW department of earth and space sciences and director of the World Wide Lightning Location Network (WWLLN), has been tracking lightning for about two decades.
This Friday, Oct. 11, marks one year since the Washington Supreme Court decided in a 9-0 ruling that the death penalty in Washington was unconstitutional, making it the 20th state in the country to outlaw capital punishment.
To say that Dr. Magdalena Balazinska, incoming director of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, is a busy woman is an understatement.
Last Thursday, Pennsylvania State University professor emeritus Tom Mallouk visited the UW to discuss a technical niche in the larger body of solar energy research: attempting to mimic biological processes in order to optimize the efficiency of solar energy conversion systems.
In farms, many chickens, especially egg-laying hens, die from disease, predators, theft, and heat.
At a time of increasing awareness of systemic social biases, a psychology study authored by professors from the University of Georgia and the UW found that children exposed to nonverbal signals of bias against an individual can develop a bias against that individual’s broader social group.
Editor's note: Steminism is a biweekly feature column, where Ash Shah highlights work and research being done by women in STEM at the UW actively challenging the dominant norms in science.
Human activities that emit carbon dioxide produce two consequences: warming in the atmosphere and acidification in the ocean.
Every time the United States experiences another mass shooting, there is a sudden increase in people calling for solutions to the gun violence epidemic.
In its first year, a program at UW Medicine has successfully transplanted 12 patients using hearts and livers from individuals with active hepatitis C, creating opportunities and speeding up the donation process.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series that examines interdisciplinary research in computer science, with a focus on applications of artificial intelligence.
The Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) is located within the department of sociology and features a team made up of undergraduates, graduates, and professors who work to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in science at the UW and around the country.
The UW School of Law recently received $3.75 million as an endowment from late donor John Diehl. The gift will assist graduates in the form of fellowships dedicated to pursuing environmental law as a public service.
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is a form of blood cancer that is caused by a range of failures of the bone marrow to produce normal functional blood cells. Through reprogramming patient blood cells, researchers recently found a new pathway to study the progression and appropriate treatment …
Researchers from the UW’s department of oceanography shared an exciting announcement at the Astrobiology Science Convention (AbSciCon), a convention held annually in Bellevue: Life on other planets might be even more feasible than ever thought before.
Researchers at the UW are working on BrainNet, a research project that explores how people can send information brain-to-brain using a noninvasive interface.
Climate change is a pressing existential crisis at the forefront of current issues, and buildings generate nearly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Keeping players safe while maintaining the fundamentals of the game of soccer is a tricky balance to nail. Dr. Sara Chrisman, a pediatrician at UW Medicine Sports Institute, is working to get the ball rolling on the technique behind safe soccer headers.
It’s easy to feel safe in Seattle and to see wildfires as a problem in drier states, especially with our sprawling waterfront and views of green trees in any direction. However, as signs of climate change have become increasingly visible, wildfires become more common and more serious in the …
Summertime provides warm weather and high spirits as students enjoy the sunny atmosphere. However, whether spending a few hours playing soccer at the IMA or trekking through miles of trails around Snoqualmie Pass, unusual levels of heat bring dangerous risks to Seattle.
Scientific study shows that false information spreads faster than true information. According to an article in Science Magazine, “it took the truth about six times as long as falsehood to reach 1,500 people.”
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rollback of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan in June hinders climate efforts in Washington according to officials and scientists.
The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center unveiled a large-scale study that tests the efficacy of a novel global HIV vaccine, which included 3800 transgender individuals and men who have sex with men from eight countries.
While a minor in quantitative science is something that most students think is an easier version of math, the program brings an interdisciplinary approach to STEM by targeting real-world problems are relevant to students.
Researchers at the UW Networks & Mobile Systems Lab have developed smart phone and speaker technology to monitor breathing patterns of people at risk for cardiac arrest.
At 2:51 a.m. Friday morning, a 4.6 earthquake struck just north of Monroe in the Three Lakes area and a series of smaller aftershocks were felt in the three hours following the initial earthquake, including a 3.5 magnitude aftershock at 2:53 a.m.
The UW’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute and Dan Burgard, a chemistry professor at the University of Puget Sound, analyzed water that shows marijuana consumption has increased since the legalization in 2013.
For new admits to the College of Engineering, peer-led clustered courses known as Engineering First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) seek to help develop strong study skills, a sense of community, and connect to upper-class undergraduate mentors. However, some students feel they are an imperfect …
Foreign languages are taught in around 90% of high schools across America, but only 20.7% of the population can speak a second language, and even fewer can read, speak, and comprehend this language well enough to use it in their everyday lives. Psychology graduate student Margarita Zeitlin i…
In conjunction with Microsoft, Black Girls CODE (BGC) launched its 15th chapter in Seattle in early April.
It’s the morning of your midterm and you forgot a calculator. You don’t have time to return home and your friends have yet to see your frantic texts pleading for help. The UW Student Technology Loan Program (STLP) can help whenever you find yourself lacking the technology you need to succeed.
Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding, UW engineers in the department of aeronautics and astronautics recently published an article that suggests new ways to reduce impact force in circumstances like spacecraft landings and car airbag systems.
Those addicted to opioids deserve a second chance.
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