As part of postdoctorate studies at UW Tacoma, researcher Cleonilson Protásio worked with Professor Orlando Baioocchi on a system of tree-based environmental monitoring devices, powered by electricity generated by the differences in temperature between the surface and the interior of the tree. This 'internet of natural things' may be used to detect and track the spread of wildfires. (Article written in Portuguese.)
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Nursing & Healthcare Leadership lecturer and alumna Janet Runbeck notes that "the most vulnerable" are "most at risk" of health complications from exposure to particulate pollution such as wildfire smoke. She said that "not enough is being done to ensure their safety."
Drug policy experts, including Associate Professor Ingrid Walker, say the White House opioid addiction awareness campaign "needs more diverse viewpoints to have a bigger impact."
Incoming and current UW Tacoma students speak about the impact on their journey to and through college by such organizations as Tacoma Completes, Degrees of Change and the Tacoma College Support Network.
Several UW Tacoma students describe their reactions to learning that the College Board has developed a new 'environmental context dashboard' that will give college admissions officers information on an applicant's living and social environment.
Mathew Abenojar, who graduated this year from Auburn Riverside High School, will pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in cybersecurity at UW Tacoma after earning an AA in IT at Green River College.
A University Place household's flock of chickens was allegedly attacked by a coyote pack. UW Tacoma's Grit City Carnivore Project is mentioned.
Assistant Professor Chris Schell joins the Candy, Mike & Todd Show on KIRO Radio to talk about coyotes in urban areas.
Haley Professor of Humanities Michael Honey. a noted scholar of Martin Luther King Jr., comments on recent "incendiary claims" made by historian David Garrow on the private life of King.
School of Education Professor Emerita Marcy Stein notes that most teachers do not write their own curricula and lesson plans, and are not trained to do so. There is a thriving market for 'teacherpreneurs' to offer such assistance via social media sites such as Pinterest.