Demands for Science
On July 1, 2011, UW Bothell will be ready to
construct a new science and academic building pending state funding
approval. The 74,000 gross square feet building will house 11 labs for
chemistry, physics, biology, electrical engineering, life science, software
development and geographic information systems as well as 430 classroom
seats. This building will serve as the campus’ academic hub for science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. Learn more
UW Bothell is pleased to report that it now
has 3,272 students (headcount), also counted as 2,850 FTE (full-time equivalent
students). This compares to an FTE of 2,374 in 2009, or an increase of 20%.
Of the total
student population, the top counties of residence are King (59%) and Snohomish
(28%). Students represent a record 23 states and 21 countries (the Fall 2009
class by comparison represented 12 states and 17 countries). The top states of
residence are Washington, California,
Oregon and Hawaii
and the top countries of residence are China,
South Korea, Taiwan and India.
18% of students are benefitting from UW’s Husky
Promise program and 25% are Pell-Grant eligible. 109 students are U.S.
Of the incoming
freshman class, UW Bothell’s fifth freshman class: 1,735 students applied and
404 enrolled. Of these, 178 are female and 226 are male. Of the local high
schools represented, top feeder schools include Inglemoor, Mariner, Lynnwood, and Kamiak.
The class is ethnically diverse as well, with
students self-reporting as: 38% Caucasian, 37% Asian American, 9% Hispanic,
6.5% African American, 2.5% American Indian, and 1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
(5.7% did not indicate). Learn
Student Housing Expands
the rise in enrollment and the growing numbers of out-of-state and
international students, UW Bothell has added an additional off-campus housing
complex which has 29 beds. This brings the total housing program to 71 beds in
two off-campus housing complexes, both located in Bothell near the campus.
residents are comprised of 58 freshmen and 13 upper-classmen. Of those
students, 14 are international and four are from out of state. In addition to
those students, there is one resident director and four student community
advisors who reside in the student housing facilities.
The housing program
provides students with a cost-efficient living arrangement and ample student
life programming. It is quickly growing in popularity and plans for additional
housing is underway. Learn more
Options on Campus
UW Bothell has a great new food option on campus
this year. The campus recently formed a partnership with Bastyr University to
provide healthy hot lunches which are now being served in the Commons.
The Commons is also home to the popular
Common Grounds coffee shop which still serves a variety of quick-foods. Subway,
located near the Library, is another great option for students as well.
Coming in Winter quarter, a new café and
student center will open in the Bookstore. The venue, to be called ‘Food for
Thought’ will share the same late-night hours as the Library to accommodate all
students. Learn more
Celebrate the BDC
The Business Development Center (BDC) will
host a breakfast in honor of its 5th anniversary as well as to launch its
2010-11 Entrepreneur in Residence series on Tuesday, November 16, 7:30 - 9:00
a.m. All are invited to attend.
This energizing event will acknowledge the
BDC's partnerships with the business community and the significant impact it
has made on students' learning experiences.The keynote speaker is Noah Alper, founder
and CEO of Noah's Bagels. Noah is a serial entrepreneur, with more than four
decades of launching successful companies. RSVP
Makes the Grade
Master of Arts in Cultural Studies graduate, Joshua Heim, recently saw his hard work pay off when the
YouthCan Program of the Wing Luke Museum of Asian Pacific American Experience a program he oversees, was honored with a National Arts and Humanities
Youth Program Award by first lady Michelle Obama. Congratulations to Joshua and the YouthCan Program.
Receives $600,000 Grant
Center on Reinventing Public Education received a $600,000 grant
from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for their work on Portfolio School Districts.
The portfolio strategy is the provision of public education by multiple means.
With this strategy, districts hold portfolios of schools, some operated by
district employees in the traditional way and others based
on new designs and run under new rules. A portfolio
strategy allows public education leaders to customize the supply of learning
options to their communities' diverse needs. This project explores the
strategies, implementation, and results in districts that have adopted a model
of providing public education by multiple means. Learn more
UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College received $745,000 from the
Washington Department of Commerce as part of the State Jobs Act for Energy
Savings in Public Schools. This funding was the result of a competitive grants process
and will allow many new projects to commence on the shared campus, including:
Overall, this project will reduce the UW
Bothell/Cascadia Community College campus' carbon footprint by over 920 tons
annually. Learn more
and Alumni News
Program Director Bradley Portin spoke at the Race
to Deliver Vision 2015 Annual Leadership Forum at the University of Delaware in
September. He served on a panel discussing “Leader Effectiveness and
Evaluation: Incentives, Measures and Supports.”
Arts and Sciences (IAS) Alum (’03) Neil
Low released his third novel, Unreasonable
Persuasion in late September. The
murder/mystery features the original character Alan Stewart.
faculty member Jeanne Heuving was named as one of ‘Five Innovative Writers
from Seattle and Beyond’ by the conference Convergence Zones: Public
Cultures and Translocal Practices, sponsored
by the UW and Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. She was
invited to speak at an event by the same name held September 24. Jeanne
recently published Transducer (Chax),
preceded by Incapacity (Chiasmus),
which received a 2004 Book of the Year from Small Press Traffic.
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (IAS, and Director of the
Center for University Studies and Programs) has been appointed an Honorary
Professor in the Centre for Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong
Kong (2010-2013), as well as to the editorial board of Fast
Capitalism. He has recently published “Blast Wind:
Phantomenology, Modernity, and the Remains of Art,” in Fast
"Nothing Doing: Maurice Blanchot and the Irreal,” in The Café
Irreal: International Imagination.
The Office of Research Support will host “Research in Progress” on Tuesdays
in November in UW1-030 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. These events provide an update on
research by UW Bothell faculty. Peter Littig of the Science and Technology
Program will present “Playing Games in the Classroom: A Game-Theoretic Analysis
of Collaborative Group Work” on the 9th. All are invited. For a
complete listing of researchers visit
A Freshman Preview Day will be held on November 20, 9:00 a.m.-noon. This is
a great opportunity for prospective students to visit the campus and learn more
about our offerings.