Outstanding faculty champion awardee
Congratulations to Senior Lecturer Laurie Anderson for recently receiving the Division of Student Affairs Outstanding Faculty Champion Award 2018-19. This award recognizes an individual faculty who has made exceptional contributions through collaboration within Student Affairs’ to enhance the quality of campus and student life at UW Bothell over the past academic year.
Are you on camera? Detector can find out
Cybersecurity researchers at the University of Washington Bothell have come up with a way to detect spy cams — tiny, wireless digital cameras so small they can be easily hidden. Kevin Wu, a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering student who graduated in 2018, partnered with Assistant Professor Brent Lagasse and did much of the hands-on work for his thesis. Read the UW Bothell article on the spycam.
Feds certify UW excellence in cybersecurity
Federal agencies recently redesignated the University of Washington as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research. The center is managed by the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at UW Bothell. UW Bothell currently offers two programs in cybersecurity: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering with the information assurance and cybersecurity option, and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering. Read the UW Bothell on this designation.
Legislature funding includes new STEM building
On May 21, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill to fund a new science building that UW Bothell will share with Cascadia College, expected to open fall of 2022. This funding shows the legislature making a significant investment in STEM higher education in the Bothell area. Read UW Bothell article on all 2019 legislature funding.
Undergraduate research showcased
A record number of University of Washington Bothell students — 61 — presented their work at the 22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium May 17 on the UW campus in Seattle. Nine Computing & Software Systems students represented applied computing, computer science & software engineering and computer engineering in oral or poster presentations. Read the UW Bothell article on the symposium. View presenters.
Johnny Lin and Mark Kochanski assist in teaching the new joint STEM-IAS Earth System Science degree program
The Bachelor of Science in Earth System Science (ESS) is a joint STEM-IAS degree, combining cross-disciplinary teaching and research contributions from 11 faculty in both schools. Senior Lecturers Johnny Lin and Mark Kochanski are two CSS faculty members contributing to the joint STEM-IAS Earth System Science degree program launching this fall.
ESS students will learn to examine the interactions between humans and earth systems, evaluate the sustainability and resilience of living and built systems, and design solutions to our biggest environmental challenges. With emphasis on field work and human dimensions of the earth system, ESS offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding how our planet is shaped though natural and human processes.
UW Bothell No. 4 for women in computer science
The University of Washington Bothell has been ranked No. 4 among four-year public colleges in the nation awarding bachelor degrees in computer science to women. Read the UW Bothell No. 4 ranking article.
Meeting industry demand and opening elective options in cybersecurity master’s
The curriculum of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering was reorganized to further meet industry demand and open up new opportunities for students to explore the topics of cybersecurity that interest them most. The five-credit core courses were reorganized and compressed from six into three, creating a focused core and expanding the range of electives students can take not only within cybersecurity, but within computer science & software engineering. “These are important changes that demonstrate our commitment to providing improved flexibility and opportunities for our students," says Associate Professor and CSS Chair Bill Erdly.
PNNL and CSS expand opportunities for students and faculty
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a national lab based in the Pacific Northwest with goals to strengthen and improve America’s energy resiliency using chemistry, earth sciences and data analytics. In early 2019, cybersecurity Assistant Professors Brent Lagasse and Marc Dupuis met with PNNL to broaden their engagement and better understand each other institutions, programs and research. They identified specific enabling commonalities between institutions to pinpoint potential paths forward together.
At the event, the faculty met with PNNL researchers to share UW Bothell offerings and expand opportunities to connect with students and faculty research. The visit was a success, allowing dialogue to better facilitate connecting students with researchers in PNNLs student program and employment opportunities that arise throughout the year.
On August 2, UW Bothell School of STEM Graduate Programs partnered with PNNL for their GradEXPO 2019 to engage with over 1,000 invited visitors from partnered colleges, universities and high schools. PNNL offered student internships in a wide range of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business fields. The EXPO provided a great opportunity for partners, visiting students, interns and PNNL employees to explore the option of pursuing graduate studies.
Get ahead in tech: Seattle-area degrees and certificates that prep students for hot jobs
The Seattle Times recently detailed five popular fields and related programs for those considering returning to college for an advanced degree in technology, and all three UW Bothell Computing & Software Systems graduate programs were highlighted. Read the Seattle Times article.
Undergraduates in research: Getting paid to make a difference
"The Earth is struggling. Humans are killing it and new disasters are occurring at an alarming rate. UW Bothell [interactive media & design major, computer science & software engineering minor] student Andrew McDonald wants to help change the world by taking advantage of augmented reality games." Read the UW Daily article.
Transfer students welcome in STEM
Visiting prospective students gathered on March 2 for STEM day, where they engaged in mock classes with professors and toured the campus to get a closer look at scientific labs and the Makerspace in Discovery Hall. STEM Day is designed to show what it's like to be a STEM student. Keynote speaker Ian Heisser, director of technology within financial services at Expedia and member of the School of STEM advisory board, challenged attendees to think of a field not influenced by STEM. Read the UW Bothell STEM Day article.
Developing fun new science camps for kids
Crows: Caws and Effect is the newest Pacific Science Center camp set to start this coming summer. The first was a Java coding camp that grew out of Kelvin Sung’s, Computing & Software Systems professor, research on teaching computer programming by having students design video games. Read the UW Bothell science camps article.
Computing club offers professional development
Interviewing practice is just one of the professional development programs offered by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) club to advance the careers of UW Bothell students and promote technical awareness. Read the UW Bothell ACM article.
Capstone projects merge into tech careers
Students are prepared for the real world through capstone projects, demonstrating their research knowledge in a particular area or learning experiences from an internship/community-based project with partners. "Many of the Computer Science and Software Engineering majors who presented capstone projects for fall quarter had internships or similar experience that positioned them to move into high-demand jobs in technology." Read the UW Bothell article.
Autonomous tricycle transportation transformation
Students are working with Tyler Folsom, School of STEM faculty member, to create a tricycle that will drive itself, ultimately leading to a world where we reduce the amount of time sitting in traffic. University of Washington Bothell computer engineering major Ben Rockhold and classmates Taylor and Alex trial the tricycle in a King 5 video. “They say the autonomous tricycle could start a transportation transformation because it’s much smaller and lighter than a car,” said King 5. Learn more in a GeekWire article: Forget Autonomous cars. How about an electric, self-driving tricycle for a cheaper, safer alternative?
Multi-View Augmented and Virtual Reality from a Drone Perspective
“Augmented Reality (AR) is not only a popular topic nowadays – it also enjoys a plethora applications where users have access to controllable alternative viewing positions based on a device and its camera.” Kelvin Sung, Computing & Software Systems professor, and Alumnus Aaron Hitchcock’s (MSCSSE ‘18) are recognized for their published study “Multi-view augmented reality with a drone”. The work is part of the investigation of the Cross Reality Collaboration Sandbox Research Group 5 at the University of Washington Bothell. Read the Drone Below article.
Internship launches cyber career at T-Mobile
An internship with T-Mobile while Tanya Kumar was a University of Washington Bothell student launched her cybersecurity career as an information security analyst with the company in Washington, D.C. Read the UW Bothell cybersecurity article.
Intern innovates at UPS
Sonia Saravanan, a dual major in Computer Science and Finance, applied what she’s learned at the University of Washington Bothell — plus her entrepreneurial spirit —at an IT internship with United Parcel Service in Singapore. Read the UW Bothell UPS intern article.
Cybersecurity draws Rep. DelBene to campus
The threat to the election system is real, Rep. Suzan DelBene told attendees at a cybersecurity event Thursday, Oct. 11, at the University of Washington Bothell. Read the UW Bothell DelBene cybersecurity article.
Capstones turn tech into stroke therapy
The University of Washington Bothell has leveraged several student engineering and computer science capstone projects to advance innovative therapies for stroke patients. The latest group of students, under the direction of Professor Pierre D. Mourad, designed a high-tech glove that patients could wear as they retrain their injured brain to make hand and arm movements. Read the UW Bothell capstone article.
UW Bothell advances self-driving trike
The self-driving tricycle project at the University of Washington Bothell is rolling forward, giving students the opportunity to develop engineering and computing skills in the field of autonomous vehicles. Read the UW Bothell trike article.
Faculty write about community engagement at Pen to Paper Retreat
Two faculty from the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and CSS Lecturer Arkady Retik from the University of Washington Bothell participated in the 2018 Pen to Paper Retreat in August. The two-and-a-half-day writing retreat brought scholars -- faculty, professional staff, graduate students, and community partners -- together for time focused on writing with, for, and about community engagement.
Retik’s project focused on the current UW Bothell CSS 295 K-12 Computing Education course which aims to prepare students to teach programming to a K-12 audience. It also involves community partners enabling students to deliver classes in local communities. Due to time and space constraints, this course is only available to a dozen of students. Through a Community Based Learning Research fellowship, Retik aims to expand participation, improve access, and enrich the course experience and benefits to both our students and community partners. Read the UW Bothell article focused on the IAS faculty.