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Meet some of the extraordinary people who made a difference to our University, our state and our world in 2018.
Resilience, persistence and community help these first-generation students navigate the complexities of college.
Months after Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Rico residents still had no electricity. In partnership with local communities, UW researchers worked to restore their power.
Inspired by her Montana ranching roots, UW School of Medicine student Justinn Lahaye is pursuing a career serving patients in rural communities.
UW engineers designed the world’s first flying robotic insect. Its potential impact, from surveying crop growth to sniffing out gas leaks, is limitless.
Across the U.S., first-generation students leave college without graduating at higher rates than students whose parents finished college.
The UW is looking for new ways to support first-generation students like Srinya Sukrachan, ’14, ’18, including through connections with peers and mentors.
With these efforts, the UW is easing the challenges of being new to college life and helping first-generation students find their place at the University.
Months after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, thousands of people living in rural towns like Jayuya still lacked access to electricity.
To aid recovery, a team of UW engineers and public health scientists is assessing the long-term impact of power loss on the health of rural residents.
The UW team also installed solar/battery nanogrid systems — part of a sustainable clean energy infrastructure that can help buoy public health when power grids fail.
Growing up in rural Montana, Justinn Lahaye was motivated by seeing family doctors connect with their communities.
Thanks to scholarship support from the Friends of the UW School of Medicine, she’s now a third-year student in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) program.
As a doctor, she hopes to help curb the physician shortage that many small towns like hers are facing.
UW engineers have created the first wireless flying robotic insect: RoboFly.
Slightly heavier than a toothpick, RoboFly has its own “brain” that controls its wings — and it’s charged by a tiny circuit board that converts laser energy into electricity.
Because of their size, these tiny robots can take on tasks that larger and more expensive drones can’t, from surveying crop growth to sniffing out gas leaks.
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