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Dr. Orlando Baiocchi, UW Tacoma Endowed Professor in Engineering Systems

Tree Power

February 6, 2019

UW Tacoma Professor Orlando Baiocchi and a team of researchers are using trees to power Internet-of-Things-enabled sensors.

Plants on a window cell at the Washington Corrections Center for Women. Photo courtesy Barb Toews.

Bringing Nature to a Prison Cell

January 30, 2019

Exposure to nature, even through a brief gardening activity, can improve well-being among women in prison, a UW Tacoma-led study finds.

An electric, glowing Husky waits expectantly in UW Tacoma's TPS building.

The Best Stories of 2018

December 21, 2018

From world-changing wheelchairs to a compassionate coyote whisperer and lots in between, the best stories of 2018 shine a light on UW Tacoma's urban-serving mission.

"The Infantryman" statue at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Putting a Number on the Impact of JBLM

December 18, 2018

A military base economic impact study conducted by UW Tacoma’s Center for Business Analytics shows just how strong the linkages are between JBLM and the South Sound community.

Close up of the recycle.io device.

A Good Garbage Idea

December 12, 2018

Assistant Professor Eyhab Al-Masri's students developed technology that can identify when non-recyclable items have been dumped into recycling bins.

UW Tacoma Associate Professor Riki Thompson

The Constructed Self of Online Dating

December 10, 2018

Riki Thompson's recent work, highlighted in this month's Grit City Think & Drink, examines self-constructed identity, communication and language in online dating apps.

Dr. Christopher Schell, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Urban Ecologist/Superhero

December 5, 2018

Experienced tarantula handler, compassionate coyote whisperer -- Assistant Professor Christopher Schell brings a passion to his work studying how carnivores adapt to cities.

UW Tacoma Senior Lecturer Julie Masura looks through a microscope.

Mud, Bugs and...Plastic

November 13, 2018

Senior Lecturer Julie Masura connects her love of teaching and her passions for geology and the health of Puget Sound.

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