News & Information

Dissected female coho salmon showing presence of eggs, confirming prespawn mortality.

Saving Salmon, Inspiring Scientists

December 8, 2017

While helping to stop alarming Puget Sound salmon die-offs, UW Tacoma researchers are introducing middle-schoolers to the excitement of field research.

Dr. Frank Hewins, 2018 Superintendent of the Year

Frank Hewins: Superintendent of the Year

December 6, 2017

The 2017 statewide superintendent of the year is Dr. Frank Hewins, whose many connections to UW Tacoma help power the success of Franklin Pierce School District.

Anaid Yerena stands in front a map of tacoma

Planning for the Future

December 6, 2017

Assistant Professor Anaid Yerena's work on affordable housing comes at a time of rapid economic growth in Tacoma and the region.

"You gotta nourish to flourish"

De-Stress Fest

December 4, 2017

A week-long series of activities, organized by First Gen Fellows, is aimed at helping students survive the rigors of finals week.

Dog tag inscribed with "Love U Thank You" on 2017 Dia de los Muertos ofrenda.

Day of the Dead: Reflecting on the Living

November 28, 2017

A student-driven design for an ofrenda at the Tacoma Art Museum celebrated the life of Robert James Downey, Jr., a UW Tacoma student-veteran who died in January 2017.

#UWTGives November 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday and You

November 21, 2017

Your thoughtful gift on or before November 28 can make all the difference for students.

UW Tacoma in the News

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

Kensci's doctors of data help hospitals cut costs and save lives Subscription

Kensci co-founder Ankur Teredesai, who is also a professor in the Institute of Technology and director of the Center for Data Science, describes the start-up's product and business goals. Kensci was launched in late 2015 with technology developed at UW Tacoma.

Puget Sound Business Journal
November 22, 2017

Why Tacoma's Thriving Intellectual Workforce Is Attracting Startups

In an overview of the Tacoma start-up scene, Lee Reeves and Shadrach White describe the role of UW Tacoma and its Institute of Technology in fostering a startup climate and training employees. Reeves is a UW (Seattle) alumnus, and White is a member of the Institute Advisory Board.
November 21, 2017