Student-Built Rockets Fly Faster, Higher
"The students had to work hard, because they're responsible for all aspects of the rocket launch, from preparation of electronics to loading and launching all the rockets," said Robert Winglee, professor of Earth and space sciences.
Undergrad Adviser Clay Schwenn Awarded Regionally, Nominated Nationally
“Dozens of students go to different universities, Tucson, Honolulu, and they love it there, but they come back, and time and again they say that UW has better advising than other colleges,” Schwenn said. “One-on-one, face-to-face advising is irreplaceable.”
Bigger, Bolder, Greener: The 2012 Environmental Innovation Challenge
A team of four UW students, three undergrads and one graduate, earned first place and $10,000 for developing highway barriers made out of recycled rubber tires. “I love this competition,” said Daniel Rossi, MBA '10. “It forces us to find a hole in the clean-tech market, and plug it with a solution.”
Design Students Present Ideas for Transit Service in Ballard
Julie Johnson, Project leader and associate professor of landscape architecture, said she hopes the designs offered to the Ballard District Council turn into something fruitful down the road. In addition to teaching urban design to the students, the project was designed to help start some discussion about ways to make Ballard a more transit-friendly and pedestrian-safe neighborhood.
Professor and Students Help Redesign International Children's Park
“I think the most difficult challenge was to incorporate as much of the feedback we got from the community while still allowing the park to have a clear and concise design,” said student Patrick Keegan.
Students to Design Alternative-Fuels Vehicle for EcoCAR 2 Competition
“This is really a student-led competition,” says Professor Brian Fabien. “The faculty advisers are just that. Once in a while we get in the lab and tinker with the toys, but it’s incredible how the students have just risen to the challenge and taken over.”
Hip-Hop Turns Tables in Seattle Classrooms
“People don’t understand hip-hop, they think that it’s this untouchable music for education,” said Michele Myers, who helped come up with the lesson plans. But when you analyze the lyrics, hip-hop is really “about self-discovery and self-identity,” making it a fitting topic for 6th-12th graders.