One of 17 siblings, and the seventh to get a college degree, Asha Isaac is one of the Husky 100 and now has a job at Costco's Issaquah headquarters.
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Teams of faculty and students from the Institute of Technology working with area entrepreneurs will receive funds to help move their innovations into the commercial sphere.
Fifteen teams will compete for more than $50,000 in prizes in the inaugural VIBE Business Plan Competition.
The award honors students from all three UW campuses who have "made the most of their UW experience."
Dr. Katti, who has served the Institute as its interim leader since 2015, will become the inaugural dean beginning July 1, 2017.
Youcef Bennour, '18 Computer Science & Systems, wants to use his life experience to help others receive an education.
Graduating senior Josh Remillard and alumna Sophie Nop, '16, propose to study the Syrian refugee crisis and digital literacy among Cambodian youth.
The Institute of Technology's Ka Yee Yeung-Rhee has a growing collaboration with medical personnel in Madigan Army Medical Center, using bioinformatics to look for genetic markers of disease potential.
Five years ago an injured Tom Rochat was struggling to make a living. Today he works for a global IT company and he credits UW Tacoma for his success.
New partnership combines an industry leader in cybersecurity with university researchers specializing in cybersecurity, data analytics, machine learning and cloud computing to improve online security.