Month: March 2018

Do all frogs swim alike?

Itzue W. Caviedes-Solis is graduate student biology who studies tree frogs. Tree frogs move in their environments by jumping, swimming and climbing. Her research aims to understand how Mexican tree frogs move while they swim, how fast they go, and

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Making Vaccines Easier With Microneedles

Rachel Creighton is a graduate student in bioengineering. She is developing a dissolving microneedle patch to deliver vaccines into the cheek, and am studying how changes in the geometry and materials of the microneedles can make the vaccine better at

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What if science told better stories?

Valerie Cleland is a second-year masters student in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. She studies changes in crude oil shipping along the West Coast in collaboration with NOAA.   We don’t read scientific papers for fun. In high

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Seeing the UnSeen

Maria Viitaniemi is a graduate student in Physics who studies atom-scale defects in materials, because by understanding them better she can use these defects to our advantage. Her most recent project uses lasers to control electrons bound to a defect

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Unpacking the Seattle Freeze

Leah Isquith-Dicker is a PhD student in Biocultural Anthropology at the University of Washington. Leah is an applied anthropologist who works on global health research and program evaluation projects. Her dissertation examines how women’s social networks impact food security and

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Come together: Networking and collaboration in tropical forest scientific research

Emilio Vilanova is a forest ecologist studying the dynamics of tropical forests with an emphasis on patterns of tree mortality, biomass and carbon across a wide range of environmental conditions in Venezuela, northern South America.         “The

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