UW Graduate School

Student Spotlight


December 17, 2015

Helicopter Research

Keolu Fox and Kate West, two UW Ph.D. students, are fighting “helicopter research,” researchers coming in, taking data, and leaving, with no concern about the community.


December 5, 2015

Clean Cooking

Allawatt is helping develop a cleaner cookstove for developing countries. Read how he doesn’t just study theory, he impacts people.


December 3, 2015

Hungry for Change

College of Education Ph.D. candidate Christine Tran is “hungry for change.” 


November 19, 2015

Picturing Hope

Recent graduate Ariane Gauvreau, Ph.D. ’15, finds innovative ways to improve communication for children with disabilities. 


October 22, 2015

A Vet to Homeless Pets

Grad student Heather Fowler works as a volunteer veterinarian for pets of homeless people. Read how her research interests inform her volunteer work.


September 24, 2015

Good Science for Social Good

Data Science for Social Good paired data scientists with 16 UW graduate and undergraduate students to work on projects to reduce homelessness, foster community well-being and map better sidewalk routes for people with mobility challenges.



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