UW Tacoma is the number one college for veterans in the Northwest, according to a 2023 ranking by Military Times.
Building a business isn’t as easy as building big-box furniture, but serial entrepreneur, Army vet and two-time UW alumnus Steve Buchanan has an advantage via his partnership with UW Tacoma.
Events and ceremonies include flag planting along the Prairie Line Trail, Sergeant Husky’s Operation Turkey Drop, the Wounded Warrior Project brunch, and an appreciation ceremony and dinner at the Museum of Glass.
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Innovative systems in UW Tacoma's new Milgard Hall include custom-designed modular pods containing electrical, low-voltage, plumbing and mechanical systems such as lighting, fire detectors and sprinklers.
Former student Arabelis Wally has received a prestigious fellowship at Johns Hopkins University that will support her graduate work. The Thomas Scholarship is awarded to "exceptional students from ... minority-serving institutions to pursue PhDs in STEM fields ... ."
Associate professor Maureen Kennedy gives an in-depth audio interview about the value of prescribed fires in reducing forest fuel loads to mitigate the severity of wildfires.
The average tire contains more than 400 chemicals and compounds, including 6PPD, a tire preservative that transforms to 6PPD-quinone in the environment. Researchers at UW Tacoma and WSU Puyallup discovered 6PPD toxicity. The Center for Urban Waters' Ed Kolodziej is quoted.
Author Rubén Casas is an assistant professor in Culture, Arts & Communication and an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Urban Studies.
Psychology professor Kima Cargill is quoted on the health and diet impacts of the latest social media buzz -- "girl dinner."
Gifts include $50,000 to UW Tacoma's Puget Sound Institute to support the Collaborative Leadership Project, an oral history of the so-called "fish wars."
Pathways to Promise is a UW Tacoma guaranteed admissions program with eleven school districts in the Puget Sound area, including Tacoma Public Schools.
Three NW tribes have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban 6PPD, a salmon-killing tire found in urban streams worldwide. Research by scientists at UW Tacoma is described.
Scientists have slowly been learning that rubber tires are a bigger source of pollution than vehicle tailpipes. UW Tacoma researchers discovered that a tire preservative, 6PPD, kills salmon in Puget Sound waters before they have a chance to spawn.
Assistant Teaching Professor Sarah A. Chavez had a decision to make, choosing between two life paths. The road she chose brought her to UW Tacoma.
Dr. Sharon Laing is being recognized by the American Public Health Association for the excellence and impact of her mentoring.
A dozen students from eight Indigenous communities came together to burnish their research skills and create poetry, film and art during a week-long, hands-on institute.
Several new initiatives are helping instill financial literacy and resiliency into the UW Tacoma student body.
An NIH grant will help Weichao Yuwen and her collaborators adapt COCO, a caregivers' chatbot, to serve Latino communities.
An exhibit based on the book "Still Doing Life," co-authored by Associate Professor Barb Toews, is on display in the Snoqualmie Power House.