Bloomberg-backed group to help poorer students graduate from college

When he was trying to get into his top choice university, Alejandro Hidalgo of Garland, Texas looked ahead with excitement. But when the time came to figure out how to pay for it, that nearly brought him to tears. “I had worked so hard in high school, and I told myself to apply to the

$32,000 Awarded at Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

This time the judges didn’t just like them, they really, really liked them. EpiForAll took home the $15,000 Hollomon Family grand prize at the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge hosted by the Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. The HIC at the University of Washington featured 20 student teams seeking to address problems in health, wellness, and healthcare through

It really is a golden age of what’s possible

A conversation with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen: ‘It really is a golden age of what’s possible’ – If Paul Allen were just starting out in computer science today, he might not know where to start. Robotics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, augmented reality, biological systems — the list of topics that fascinate him is practically endless. “It’s amazing,” Allen said,

Sleepy Monday is making you cranky, lazy and possibly dangerous

If you’re feeing drowsy at work today, you’re not alone. Millions of US workers are dragging on “Sleepy Monday,” the first work day after setting clocks ahead an hour yesterday morning (March 12) for daylight savings time. According to Christopher Barnes, a University of Washington business professor who coined the term, we’re less productive and

Free housing for women in tech!

The Seattle-based marketing technology platform, TUNE, has opened applications for free housing for female undergraduate students seeking degrees in computer science or technology.  They currently have 6 openings and the deadline to apply is April 1. The TUNE house is in its third year and offers eight women free housing, laptops and weekly grocery delivery from

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