UW Tacoma in the News

UW a leader in supporting Washington's STEM students

UW Tacoma has enrolled 121 students supported by the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship since the program's inception in 2011. The program provides scholarships to low- and middle-income students in STEM and health care fields. 85% of these UW Tacoma scholars have graduated, a rate second only to Western Washington University among schools with more than 100 scholars.

UW News
December 21, 2017

Educating 'the whole child' isn't just jargon. Here's how it's done.

Karen Pittman, a member of the Aspen Institute's National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, writes about the Commission's visit to two schools in Tacoma. They learned how the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative, developed in partnership with UW Tacoma, is being carried out.

The Washington Post
December 20, 2017

All That Glitter? It's Not Good, Critics Say Subscription

In a story describing the environmental impacts of gillter made from plastic, Port of Tacoma Professor Joel Baker affirms what many have experienced: the conspicuous persistence of glitter "in the most unwanted places."

The New York Times
November 30, 2017