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Drones Are Turning Civilians Into an Air Force of Citizen Scientists

LAST WINTER, AS meteorologists warned of a monster El Niño, researchers at the Nature Conservancy in California prepared to mobilize. El Niño promised to bring in king tides that would raise the sea level by as much as one foot above normal during high tide, causing flooding along the coastline that researchers could study as a preview

New UW Computer Science & Engineering building receives $5M gift

New UW Computer Science & Engineering building receives $5M gift from Charles and Lisa Simonyi. Longtime philanthropists Charles and Lisa Simonyi have given a second Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) building on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus a major boost with a $5 million gift. Charles and Lisa Simonyi The architect of Word and other core

Google quietly donates $10M to UW

Google quietly donates $10M to University of Washington in another major computer science gift. We already know that Microsoft, Amazon, and Zillow made multimillion-dollar donations to help build a new University of Washington computer science and engineering building. But another tech giant has also contributed to the expansion — albeit in a quieter way. Google

Grant to UW helps more low-income students

UW College of Engineering’s STARS program wins $2.2M to improve access for low-income students. A UW program aimed at increasing the number of economically and educationally disadvantaged students from Washington who graduate with engineering degrees has received a three-year, $2.2 million grant that is expected to significantly increase the number of students the program can

UW introduces new master’s degree in applied child & adolescent psychology

The University of Washington has announced a unique new graduate degree program, the Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment, to meet the growing need for mental health professionals trained to serve children, teens and families. The degree, launching in fall 2017, will equip professionals working in schools, health care,

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