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Taking risks was second nature for Albert Scott Crossfield, ’49, ’50. That’s how he became the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound and laid the groundwork to go into space.
As the first Presidential Scholarship recipients finish their time at the UW, they share favorite moments and future plans.
Speeding up the science
Johanna Trueblood, a semiprofessional cyclist, lost her life to an uncommon form of cancer. Now, through her parents’ philanthropy, there’s new hope for patients and their families.
A burning need
In the aftermath of wildfires, UW researchers conduct vital reconnaissance missions to identify lingering natural hazards that can affect both communities and the environment.
News & Events
New 3D images of shark intestines show they function like Nikola Tesla’s valve
Contrary to what popular media portrays, we actually don’t know much about what sharks eat. Even less is known about how they digest their food, and the role they play in the larger ocean ecosystem. New research using 3D scans from nearly three dozen shark species seeks to advance our understanding.
Last ice-covered parts of summertime Arctic Ocean vulnerable to climate change
The region north of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic has been termed the Last Ice Area, where sea ice will remain the longest in summertime, providing a refuge for ice-dependent Arctic species. But conditions last summer show that parts of this region are already experiencing less summer ice due to climate change.
UW announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all employees
The University of Washington will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by autumn quarter. The UW recently announced that all students must also be vaccinated before fall classes begin.