Can early experiences with computers, robots increase STEM interest among young girls?

Girls start believing they aren’t good at math, science and even computers at a young age — but providing fun STEM activities at school and home may spark interest and inspire confidence. A study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) finds that, when exposed to a computer-programming activity, 6-year-old girls expressed greater interest

Better than Pokémon Go is ‘GoHuskies’

New augmented reality app ‘GoHuskies’ gives UW community unique look at current and future campus. The University of Washington community has a new tool — designed as a digital scavenger hunt — to explore and learn about the existing Seattle campus as well as plans for the future. The “GoHuskies” interface is similar to “Pokémon

UW College of Engineering announces Direct to College admission for 2018 incoming freshman class

The University of Washington’s College of Engineering is taking a significant step to improve undergraduate engineering students’ educational experiences by offering Direct to College admission beginning with the entering freshman class of 2018. This change will assure incoming freshman students who are admitted into the college and their families that they will be able to

Some want to do more to teach children – and teachers – media literacy

As devices flood schools, some want to do more to teach children – and teachers – media literacy. Kids are bombarded with information from digital media around the clock. “Screens wake us up in the morning. They send us off to school,” says Linda Kennedy, a former Seattle television journalist who now offers media literacy education.

Robotics reboot

In its sixth year at the UW, the Husky Robotics team has turned its attention inward. By focusing on creating a solid foundation, the team hopes to set future generations of UW student roboticists on a path to success. In August 2012, a NASA rover landed on Mars and immediately went to work collecting and

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