Building a Moon Tower
Mechanical engineering student Amy Keller is putting her stamp, and UW Tacoma's, on the moon, via a life-changing internship with NASA.
The creation of the Family Room and a registered student organization offer new resources to the Native and Indigenous community at UW Tacoma.
Developing Future Leaders
The Lead Your Way program of the Milgard Women’s Initiative brings together high school sophomores, juniors and community leaders for mentoring and self-recognition.
Building a Beloved Community
The largest gathering of faculty and staff since the pandemic came together recently to learn about and practice active listening, empathy and mindful inquiry.
Getting Ready to Rock
A behind-the-scenes look at Theater at UW Tacoma's first musical.
UW Tacoma in the News
Hometown Hero: Federal Way veteran, researcher isn’t deterred by death
Biomedical sciences student and Army veteran Melissa Swain is a Federal Way Mirror Hometown Hero and a Soroptomist Club Live Your Dream scholarship recipient. Tragedy led to her role as a single mother and a research intern with the King County Medical Examiner's office.
UW Tacoma holds business plan competition with $30K prize
The 2023 VIBE Business Plan Competition is open to all Washington college students and those who graduated between 2020 and 2022. Submissions are due Feb. 3.
The Russell Family Foundation Announces Class 10 of Jane's Fellowship Program
The 10th cohort of this leadership program includes alumna and current Master of Social Work student Christina Qiao, '19, alumnus Jake Nau, '17, and current social welfare student Maira Mariscal.
Rachel Endo: Making history and lasting change at UW Tacoma
This in-depth profile of UW Tacoma's Dean of the School of Education describes Dr. Endo's experience as a first-generation student and academic leader.
Opinion: When the homeless die on the street, the trauma multiplies. My neighbor is an example
Former faculty member and alumna Jan Runbeck writes about recent deaths of local housing advocate Maureen Howard and Terry, a homeless individual. She calls for their deaths “to be the impetus for making our country a better place for all, the fortunate and the forgotten.”
How America Has Failed to Achieve MLK's Vision for Economic Justice
In a panel discussion on San Francisco's largest public radio station, UW Tacoma Professor Emeritus Michael Honey provides an historical analysis of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s quest for economic justice.
Opinion: Why Washington's capital gains tax should be upheld
UW Tacoma Economics Professor Katie Baird calls on the Wash. State Supreme Court to uphold the capital gains tax passed by the Legislature in its 2021 session, in order to adequately fund child care, especially for rural areas of the state.
This local park might get a sprayground, fire pits. Here’s your chance to weigh in
A UW Tacoma Urban Design studio class partnered with the city of Sumner to recommend redesigns to downtown Sumner streets and parks. The City is now seeking public input on the changes.
How Tacoma’s yearlong guaranteed income experiment fared
UW Tacoma alumna Abigail Lawson and others are interviewed about the impact of Tacoma's guaranteed basic income pilot, called GRIT.
Tollefson Plaza Can Become Tacoma's Connected Heart
Assistant Professor Rubén Casas discusses the potential to activate a downtown Tacoma plaza adjacent to campus.
AERA Recognizes Dr. Rachel Endo
Endo has received the 2023 Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Educational Research Association’s special interest group research into the education of Asian Pacific Americans.
Breaking Down Engineering Barriers
A project called “Research for All” aims to get students involved in hands-on engineering research as an integral part of their classroom experience.
A Ukrainian Connection
Electrical engineering senior David Pavenko used money he earned from an internship to see first-hand the impact of the Russo-Ukrainian War.
Chasing Her Dreams
UW Tacoma senior Angel Reddy's interest in science and travel opened doors for her both on and off campus.
Working Across Boundaries: Natural Resource Policy as Collaborative Crucible
Through an oral history of Washington’s great natural resource conflicts such as the “fish wars,” the Center for Urban Waters hopes to point the way forward on future challenges like climate change.
Mushroom Farmer Wins VIBE Competition
Nathanael Engen, an Air Force veteran, took first prize in the 2023 VIBE Business Plan Competition, pitching his plan to scale up his urban gourmet mushroom farming business.