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New NSF Grant Supports Toxics Research

An NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant will help the Center for Urban Waters expand its ability to detect contaminants of emerging concern.

August 17, 2021

Honoring our 2020 Faculty and Staff Award Winners

Every year at this time we celebrate faculty and staff for their accomplishments in teaching, research, community engagement and contributions to the UW, our campus and the larger community.

May 22, 2020

Mud, Bugs and...Plastic

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

November 23, 2018

Puget Sound Institute launches in Tacoma

Serving as a bridge between the scientific community and agencies charged with restoring and protecting Puget Sound, the Institute is a collaboration of the Puget Sound Partnership, the UW College of the Environment and the UW Tacoma Center for Urban Waters.

November 5, 2009

Microplastics threaten oceans, marine life

UW Tacoma's Center for Urban Waters, led by Dr. Joel Baker, hopes to become a center for the study of a newly-emerging threat -- microplastic pollution.

December 29, 2008