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UW wins national award for promoting women’s participation in undergraduate computing

The National Center for Women & Information Technologyawarded itsinaugural grand prize for excellence in recruiting, engaging and supporting women undergraduates in computer science to the University of Washington’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE). Read full article here.

Early Engineering Institute applications due

UW GEAR UP students – applications for this year’s UW Early Engineering Institute are due Friday, May 15. University of Washington College of Engineering and GEAR UP offer the Early Engineering Institute, a free, four-day residential summer program for high-achieving 9th and 10th grade GEAR UP students. The goals of the program are to strengthen students’

UW mapping app turns art into a sharable walking route

Creative athletes have been using geographic information systems to transform their running routes into kangaroos, robots and other works of art that they share online, and one romantic cyclist last year even spelled out “Will you marry me, Emily?” with his bike. A new mobile app developed at the University of Washington does the opposite. Read full

Big city colleges…

Why Attending a College in a Big City Is the Fastest Way to Grow Your Career. College is an important decision. That idea is instilled in many Americans at an early age. We’re told that where we go and what we study will determine the life we will lead. When I volunteer with Future Founders Foundation,

UW’s STARS helps low-income students shine

Good students from low-income backgrounds soar to meet high expectations at UW. Usually when I think about helping kids succeed, I have in mind young children in the most dire circumstances, the ones who might not make it through school or might wind up in jail. But sometimes even being an A student isn’t enough

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