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In an effort to grow the pipeline of Washington students who will graduate and enter high-demand STEM and health care fields, a public-private partnership was initiated in 2011 to support low- and middle-income students as they earn their bachelor’s degrees and enter the workforce. Now serving its sixth cohort of students, the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship has
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
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
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 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 homeNext page