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Latina engineers push to defy odds in tech and increase their numbers

The lack of diversity in the tech world continues to garner headlines and raise questions about the lack of gender representation in the tech workforce. For Latina engineers, the path to success continues to be an uphill battle. “There are very few people who look like me in this field,” explains Medalis Trelles, a 26-year-old

Why more women in computing is better for both women and computing

If I asked you to picture a computer programmer, you’d probably conjure up a pretty specific image. He—yes, he—grew up playing video games in the basement, went to an elite university, and breezed through to a job in Silicon Valley. Over the past few years, we’ve been talking a lot about the need for more women

UW is No. 13 in the world, third among public universities, in new ranking

The University of Washington is ranked No. 13 in the world — No. 3 among public universities — on the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities, released this month. While the UW has ranked among the top 20 universities each year since the ARWU was first published, this year’s ranking is the highest it has achieved

Washington is America’s top state for business

Washington leads the league in America’s Top States for Business ranking in 2017. The economy grew 3.7% in 2016, nearly two and a half times the national rate. The state boasts the nation’s largest concentration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workers, and follows California in the most patents filed last year. The home

Where top tech employees went to school

If you want to land a job at a place like Facebook or Google, you may want to consider going to school out West. The University of Washington was the most common college found on tech employees’ resumes, with Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Southern California also in the

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