Sarah Smith, '20 Communication, describes what it's like supporting public communication for the International Space Station and how her time at UW Tacoma prepared her for her NASA gig.
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Stacker looked at Niche's 2021 list of best value colleges in America and revised it to just focus on public institutions. UW Tacoma ranks #48 in the nation.
Tacoma Community College President Ivan Harrell calls on the Washington legislature to continue to support higher education "for people of all ages and backgrounds," and notes Pierce County has "a network of colleges and universities [including UW Tacoma] working to create a healthier, more equitable economy."
Gen Z-ers, the fastest-growing renter segment in the U.S. last year, make up 28% of renters in Tacoma, vs. 17% in Seattle. The presence of the UW Tacoma campus is noted, as are the 900 apartments under construction, and 2,724 more which planned in the city.
Ankur Teredesai, professor in the School of Engineering & Technology and co-founder of KenSci, comments on the company's mission and focus. KenSci's technology was incubated at UW Tacoma.
A team of students from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, won UW Tacoma's Milgard Invitational Case Competition on Social Responsibility.
UW Tacoma Assistant Professor Rubén Casas describes how parks could recapture their traditional roles of helping prevent public health crises and support communities' efforts to survive them.
The UW Libraries are leaders in the digital transformation of libraries. The UW Tacoma Library recently collaborated with faculty members Tanya Velasquez and Sonia De La Cruz on the 2020 Black Lives Matter Storytelling project, to collect and digitize materials related to the Black Lives Matter movement.
NPR station WHYY's Xavier Lopez interviews Assistant Professor Chris Schell on the increasing visibility of urban carnivores such as raccoons and coyotes in North American cities.
UW Tacoma urban ecologist Christopher Schell describes how human social inequities have impact on wildlife in urban areas.