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How makerspaces can be accessible to people with disabilities

Inside the University of Washington’s CoMotion MakerSpace, students, faculty and staff use sewing machines to create anime convention costumes, 3-D print models for aeronautics research or make circuits for a custom-built amplifier. Inspired by the DIY movement, these communal spaces with soldering irons, laser cutters, saws, duct tape, pegboards full of tools, butcher paper, crayons and

Sunnyside high school science teacher named Regional Teacher of the Year!

It’s a three-peat for the Sunnyside School District, which again staffs the top educator in the region. #At yesterday’s welcome back celebration for Sunnyside School District staff, ESD 105 Superintendent Steve Myers named longtime science teacher Joyce Stark as the Regional Teacher of the Year. #It’s the third consecutive year a Sunnyside educator has been

Early medical school training will shift to Spokane

More doctors in the first years of their training will study in on the east side of the Cascades than the west, a move that could help expand the number of physicians practicing in Eastern Washington. The Seattle area’s concentration of hospitals, clinics and people has long made it the epicenter of medical education in

UW among Sierra magazine’s “coolest schools”

The University of Washington is once again among the top 10 greenest schools in America according to Sierra magazine. The official publication of the Sierra Club ranked the UW No. 8 in its 2015 “Cool Schools” rankings.  Read full article

UW solar innovations propel energy future

Energy experts project solar power to dominate by 2040, thanks to cheap technology and trillions of dollars in solar research. Some of that research is coming out of labs at the University of Washington Clean Energy Institute, where special microscopes allow engineers to see solar cells on an atomic level. “A human hair is a

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