Washington State Transportation Center, center website

Washington State Transportation Center

The Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC) is a cooperative, interdisciplinary transportation research agency.Its members, Washington State University (WSU), the University of Washington (UW), and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), formed TRAC in 1983 to coordinate transportation research efforts—both state and commercial, public and private—and to develop research opportunities both nationally and locally. TRAC acts as a...

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Landscape Ecology and Conservation Lab, center website

Landscape Ecology and Conservation Lab

​The Landscape Ecology and Conservation Lab does research in the areas of: Climate Change, Land-Use Change, and Ecosystem Services

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Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE), center website

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE)

The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE) supports population research and training at the University of Washington. It also functions as a regional center that gives population scientists at affiliated institutions in the Pacific Northwest access to cutting-edge demographic infrastructure and services. The core of CSDE consists of a large group of productive population scholars, with disciplinary homes...

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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, center website

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME makes this information freely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions...

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Urban Ecology Research Lab, center website

Urban Ecology Research Lab

As part of the University of Washington’s innovative leadership in urban ecology research and education, the UERL transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries to address some of society’s most challenging problems. Our research interests include: complexity and resilience in coupled natural and human systems, urban landscape patterns and ecosystem function, urban ecosystem management, modeling land cover change, adaptation and scenario...

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Urban Infrastructure Lab, center website

Urban Infrastructure Lab

Research from the Urban Infrastructure Lab includes: UW Solar, Husky Sustainable Storms, Climate Smart Capital Investment Planning, Smart Cities & Information Security, Transaction Cost Economics, and Homeland Security

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Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHANGE), center website

Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHANGE)

CHANGE collaboratively develops and promotes innovative approaches to understanding and managing the risks of global environmental change. CHANGE conducts research and policy analysis, education and training, and technical assistance and capacity building, integrating health, environmental, and social sciences. CHANGE focuses on health outcomes associated with the consequences of global environmental changes, such as extreme weather and climate events, water and...

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Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, center website

Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

The Indigenous Wellness Research Institute’s vision is to support the inherent rights of Indigenous peoples to achieve full and complete health and wellness by collaborating in decolonizing research and knowledge building and sharing. Our mission is to marshal community, tribal, academic, and governmental resources toward innovative, culture-centered interdisciplinary, collaborative social and behavioral research and education

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Climate Impacts Group (CIG), center website

Climate Impacts Group (CIG)

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research group studying the impacts of natural climate variability and global climate change (“global warming”). Research at the CIG considers climate impacts at spatial scales ranging from local communities to the entire western U.S. region, with most work focused on the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Through research and interaction...

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Center For Environment, Education, and Design Studies, center website

Center For Environment, Education, and Design Studies

The Center for Environment Education and Design Studies (CEEDS) brings together a culturally diverse, interdisciplinary group of faculty and students to enhance learning and community well-being through participatory research and design with K-12 schools, government agencies, and grassroots organizations. Although our work focuses primarily on communities in the greater Seattle area, CEEDS has established interdisciplinary collaborations that extend nationally.

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CoMotion, center website

CoMotion

CoMotion® is the collaborative hub for expanding the societal impact of the UW community.We deliver the tools and connections that UW researchers and students need to accelerate the impact of their innovations.“Co Motion” (noun)1. proceeding together at a faster speed, 2. jets of creativity.Innovation ReadinessWe are bringing together the broader community, to stimulate the collective impact that...

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Norris & Dorothy Haring Center for Applied Research and Training in Education, center website

Norris & Dorothy Haring Center for Applied Research and Training in Education

At the Haring Center, families, researchers, and students work closely on their shared mission of providing inclusive educational services for children with and without disabilities. The Haring Center is proud to be a leader in developing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating strategies to help all students succeed, all teachers be effective, and all parents feel confident and competent.

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Wetland Ecosystem Team, center website

Wetland Ecosystem Team

The Wetland Ecosystem Team (WET) conducts basic and applied research on coastal wetland ecology. Our mission is to advance scientific knowledge of shallow-water and estuarine coastal wetland ecosystems to better understand natural and anthropogenic sources of their variability and change. We provide the research infrastructure to support graduate students in order for them to contribute to this mission and to...

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M9, center website

M9

M9 is a new NSF Hazards SEES project (EAR-1331412) bringing together a broad team of University of Washington researchers with the goal of reducing the catastrophic potential of Cascadia megathrust earthquakes on the social, built, and natural environments through research advances in methodologies, warnings, and community planning.

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Chandigarh Urban Lab

The Chandigarh Urban Lab is dedicated to creating a forum to understanding the contemporary Indian city in transformation. It is designed to support Indian and international students and scholars of architecture and urbanism interested in studying Chandigarh as a case-study in the above context. Besides infrastructural and logistical support, the Lab offers linkages with local and national architects, academics, activists...

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THINK (Transportation-Human Interaction and Network Knowledge) Lab, center website

THINK (Transportation-Human Interaction and Network Knowledge) Lab

The THINK (Transportation-Human Interaction and Network Knowledge) Lab studies the sustainability and resilience of a city through the lens of human beings interacting with the physical environment. We generate new knowledge and insights for use in city planning, infrastructure development and policy design. Our research results facilitate real-time disaster response and recovery efforts. Our work is highly interdisciplinary, drawing on...

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Change, center website

Change

Change is a group at the University of Washington exploring how technology can improve the lives of underserved populations in low-income regions.Change’s members primarily come from Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Technology and Social Change (TASHA),Information School (iSchool), Evans School of Public Affairs (Evans), Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE), Bio and Health Informatics (BHI) and School...

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Northwest Census Research Data Center, center website

Northwest Census Research Data Center

The Northwest Census Research Data Center (NWCRDC) is a partnership between the US Census Bureau and the University of Washington with additional support from the State of Washington’s Office of Financial Management. This facility, located in the University District in Seattle, Washington, enables researchers to access restricted-use datasets. There are four types of data available: demographic data, economic data,...

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Center for Asian Urbanism, center website

Center for Asian Urbanism

The Center for Asian Urbanism is established to promote and undertake interdisciplinary and collaborative research of urban conditions and processes in Asia and the “Global Pacific” – i.e. the relevancies of cities and city-regions in Asia to each other, to the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., and to the world at large. Specifically, the Center will integrate...

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NW Climate Science Center, center website

NW Climate Science Center

The Northwest Climate Science Center(NW CSC) combines academic expertise with federal resources to advance climate science development and delivery for managers and policy makers in the Northwest region.The NW CSC’s vision is:To become nationally recognized as a best-practice model for the provision of climate science and decision support tools to address conservation and management issues in...

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West Coast Poverty Center, center website

West Coast Poverty Center

The West Coast Poverty Center works to bridge the gaps between antipoverty research, practice, and policy by connecting scholars, policymakers and practitioners; facilitating important social policy research; magnifying the reach of new knowledge; and fostering the next generation of antipoverty scholars.A collaborative venture of the UW School of Social Work, the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, and...

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Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center, center website

Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center

The Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center (SCTL) is headed by Barb Ivanov and Anne Goodchild and investigates the logistics and infrastructures for local and global supply chains critical to the economics and well-being of urban systems world-wide. The SCTL Center is a world leader in supply chain, transportation and logistics research and education serving the powerful nexus of industry,...

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Value Sensitive Design, center website

Value Sensitive Design

Value sensitive design seeks to provide theory and method to account for human values in a principled and systematic manner throughout the design process.Tools and technologies are fundamental to the human condition. Increasingly, they constitute the infrastructure through which people from diverse communities and nations engage in dialog, educate their children, gain access to resources and systems of justice,...

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Lake Union Lab, center website

Lake Union Lab

Lake Union Laboratory (LULab) is a collaboratory research project created to explore the overlapping and interdependent social, environmental, economic and technological dynamics of the city, specifically the Lake Union area of Seattle, Washington. This project serves as a means to investigate how multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary models of research can build on the foundations of explorations in the historical, the spatial,...

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Center for Urban Waters, center website

Center for Urban Waters

Research conducted by University of Washington Tacoma scientists at the Center for Urban Waters seeks to understand and quantify the sources, pathways and impacts of chemical pollutants in urban waterways.Highly sensitive analytical tools to measure contaminant levels are combined with sophisticated computer models to track pollutant sources and transport in the Puget Sound region. UW students work side-by-side with...

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Computing for Development, center website

Computing for Development

Research in information and communication technologies for development (ICTD) is a relatively new and important area in computing research. When deploying systems in highly resource-constrained environment (unsophisticated users, lack of reliable power, expensive or non-existent data connectivity, etc.) they must be designed to be much more robust than when designing for the developed world. This leads to a fuller exploration...

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Center for Human Rights, center website

Center for Human Rights

The University of Washington Center for Human Rights is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in the education of undergraduate and graduate students in the field of human rights; promoting human rights as a core area of faculty and graduate research; and engaging productively with local, regional, national, and international organizations and policymakers to advance respect for human rights.

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Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, center website

Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project

The UW is one of 11 sites in the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, made possible by an $89 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (supplemented with matching funds) and managed by Battelle. The overall project goals are to identify opportunities to help save energy, make the power system more reliable and incorporate renewable energy into the power...

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Pacific Northwest Center for Construction Research + Education, center website

Pacific Northwest Center for Construction Research + Education

With generous support from the local construction industry in Seattle, the Department of Construction Management took on an ambitious project to develop a nearby research and education center at the old naval base at Sand Point. CERC features 25,000 square feet of space on two levels, providing a home for three areas of research and activity: Virtual Construction Methods and Materials ...

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Social Development Research Group (SDRG), center website

Social Development Research Group (SDRG)

For over 30 years the Social Development Research Group (SDRG) has sought to investigate and promote healthy behaviors and positive social development in youth and adults.SDRG is a recognized leader in the field of prevention research. Our efforts to understand how risk and protective factors influence development have resulted in hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed journals and led to the...

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Northwest Center for Livable Communities, center website

Northwest Center for Livable Communities

The mission of the Northwest Center is to enhance the livability of communities in the Pacific Northwest through applied research and outreach in the areas of land use planning, policy, and design; healthy communities; food security; and public participation and democracy.The Center is a research and policy center focused on issues of environmental and economic sustainability, quality of life,...

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UW Remote Sensing & Geospatial Analysis Laboratory, center website

UW Remote Sensing & Geospatial Analysis Laboratory

RSGAL’s research goal is to understand multiscale and multidimensional dynamics of landscape change through the application of remote sensing, GIS and geospatial tools. The lab develops tools necessary to analyze hyper-resolution remotely sensed data by exploiting spatial, temporal and spectral capabilities of the data. RSGAL work focuses on the application of high spatial resolution remote sensing (LiDAR, imagery) to...

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The Informal Urban Communities Initiative, center website

The Informal Urban Communities Initiative

The Informal Urban Communities Initiative | IUCI: The IUCI is a design activism, research and education program based in Lomas de Zapallal (LdZ), an informal urban settlement (slum) in northern Lima, Peru. It focuses on the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community-driven interventions in the built environment and, in response to priorities articulated by community members, places particular emphasis on...

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Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research, center website

Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research

The Institute is dedicated to integrating hazards mitigation principles into a wide range of crisis, disaster, and risk management opportunities. Its mission is to build a resource center that will enhance risk reduction activities through research and analysis of hazards, policies related to mitigation and through outreach to the community. The Institute provides expertise in disaster preparedness, response and recovery...

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District Leadership Design Lab (DL2), center website

District Leadership Design Lab (DL2)

The District Leadership Design Lab (DL2) gives districts across the country a hands-on partner with the know-how to help central offices lead to improve results for all students. We partner with school districts across the country to help create high-performing central offices and districtwide systems that enable principals to lead and teachers to teach for student success.

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UW Mesoscale Analysis and Forecasting Group, center website

UW Mesoscale Analysis and Forecasting Group

Sponsored by the Northwest Modeling Consortium, we have run the MM5 and now WRF mesoscale models operationally at high resolution since 1995. Currently, the WRF is run at 36 km horizontal resolution over the eastern Pacific, 12 km over the Pacific Northwest, 4 km over Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, and 1.3 km over Washington, northern Oregon, and northern Idaho. The thrust of our work is...

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Center for Global Field Study, center website

Center for Global Field Study

To facilitate and provide field-based educational, research, and outreach opportunities for students and professionals from the University of Washington and partnering institutions around the world in areas relating to global health and the environment at the human-environment interface.

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CoMotion, center website

CoMotion

CoMotion is the collaborative hub for expanding the societal impact of the UW community.We deliver the tools and connections that UW researchers and students need to accelerate the impact of their innovations.We are bringing together the broader community, to stimulate the collective impact that UW students and researchers are making in the world. Our goal is to provide...

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Center for Public Health Nutrition, center website

Center for Public Health Nutrition

The Center for Public Health Nutrition’s mission is to: Advance public health approaches to improve nutrition and physical activity through environmental and policy change Build partnerships and collaborations with practitioners, government agencies and communities Provide technical assistance in the translation of research into policy and practice Shape obesity and chronic disease prevention and reduction efforts

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Relational Poverty Network, center website

Relational Poverty Network

The Relational Poverty Network convenes a community of scholars, working within and beyond academia, to develop conceptual frameworks, research methodologies, and pedagogies for the study of relational poverty. Launched at a historical moment of dramatic income inequality and enforced austerity in the global North, the RPN thinks across geographical boundaries to foster a transnational and comparative approach to poverty research....

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UW Office of Research (OR), center website

UW Office of Research (OR)

Research is foundational for our future, with major impacts on the region and the world. We are investing in our future and enabling research advances that maintain our competitiveness, even in the face of a restricted federal funding climate. One of our competitive strengths is our focus on recruiting top faculty and students.Research strongly supports our educational mission by...

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Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR), center website

Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR)

The Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR) is a multi-disciplinary facility and environment where professionals from a wide range of entities (federal, state, county, city, tribal, international, public and private) team with university experts to align strategies, processes and investments in systems for security, safety and resilience. CoSSaR is directed by Human Centered Design &...

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Jaffe Research Group, center website

Jaffe Research Group

The Jaffe group mission is to study and understand the local, regional and global sources of pollution in the Western U.S., with an emphasis on ozone, aerosols and mercury. They also seek to understand the chemical processing of these pollutants and their links to climate change.

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Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), center website

Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE)

CRPE’s research and policy analysis is focused on the complex systemic challenges affecting public education. We develop, test, and support evidence-based solutions to create new possibilities for the parents, educators, and public officials who strive to improve America’s schools. Read more about our approach to research and analysis.CRPE is based in Seattle and affiliated with the University...

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Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR), center website

Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR)

The Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR) is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to bringing the tools of critical theory and contemporary social science to the analysis of social, economic, and political inequality along lines of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. The center seeks to enhance public understanding of these issues, as well as contribute...

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Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, center website

Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies

Located in Seattle, one of America’s great gateway cities with one of the top real estate markets in the country, the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington is preparing tomorrow’s real estate leaders today by offering students an interdisciplinary and comprehensive real estate education that values quality and sustainability.Based in the College...

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Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, center website

Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences started in 1999, with funding from the University Initiatives Fund. It was the first center in the nation devoted to this interface, with the triple mission of galvanizing collaborative research between social scientists and statisticians, developing a menu of new graduate courses for social science students, and putting together an innovative case-based undergraduate...

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SeaGrant Washington, center website

SeaGrant Washington

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is a catalyst for innovative marine research and education opportunities. Research is the cornerstone of WSG’s mission to help people to better understand and address the challenges facing our oceans and coasts.As part of a national partnership funded and coordinated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through a federal–state partnership, WSG-sponsors...

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Center for Educational Leadership, center website

Center for Educational Leadership

The Center for Educational Leadership helps districts close the achievement gap through effective instruction. But teachers can’t do it alone: both school and district leaders have to create a culture of learning and support for teachers to excel. Our nationally recognized experts, working with research-based methods, help all levels of a school system improve achievement for all students.

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Tech Policy Lab, center website

Tech Policy Lab

The Tech Policy Lab is a unique, interdisciplinary collaboration at the University of Washington that aims to enhance technology policy through research, education, and thought leadership.

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Design Machine Group, center website

Design Machine Group

We are a collaborative research studio aimed at exploring, fostering and developing ideas that will shape the future of design and information technology.

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Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, center website

Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center

The Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) is dedicated to reducing the impact of injury and violence on peopleʼs lives through research, education, training, and public awareness. HIPRC’s goal is to reduce the rates of injury and death from unintentional events such as car crashes and drownings, and from purposeful violent acts such as suicide and murder....

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The Davidson Lab Group, center website

The Davidson Lab Group

The Davidson lab group is located on Lake Union in the Benjamin Hall Interdisciplinary Research Building and conducts research within the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at the University of Washington. Currently our lab has several ongoing invertebrate microbiology and immunology projects involving the earthworm Eisenia fetida. This common composting worm serves as a model organism for host-microbe interactions as,...

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Disease Investigation through Specialized Clinically Oriented Ventures in Environmental Research, center website

Disease Investigation through Specialized Clinically Oriented Ventures in Environmental Research

The University of Washington’s DISCOVER center studies the mechanistic relationship between cardiovascular disease and traffic related air pollution. The study is composed of five closely linked projects that explore this relationship through a diverse set of research approaches. Our ultimate mission is to transfer the findings of the center rapidly into the development of improved clinical and public health...

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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, center website

Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

We are the outreach arm of the University of Washington School of Public Health, bringing academia and practice communities together. We do this by offering valuable academic resources to the practice community and conveying everyday-practice perspectives to academia.We maintain strong partnerships locally, regionally, and nationally, placing a particular focus on the needs of public health practitioners in our six-state...

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Design for Digital Inclusion, center website

Design for Digital Inclusion

The DDI group researches diversity and technology from a design perspective. The group focuses on technology development for resource constrained environments in order to counteract what could be called a failure of imagination in terms of how devices, software, and services are designed. With the advent of newer, smaller, and cheaper technologies, the user base and use scenarios for information...

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Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC), center website

Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC)

​The mission of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC) will be to provide a forum for the collaboration of professors, professionals, industries, and students. A mission of the center is to identify, address, and promote visions and solutions for issues of information assurance and cybersecurity. The center will produce and be a catalyst for research, invention, innovation,...

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Center for Environmental Politics, center website

Center for Environmental Politics

Our mission is to play a leadership role in producing and disseminating empirical social science research on new modes of environmental politics and governance at local, regional, national, and global levels. Within the University of Washington, we facilitate faculty and graduate students to build connections, establish networks, and initiate truly multi‐disciplinary conversations about the political and institutional dimensions of...

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Urban Form Lab, center website

Urban Form Lab

The Urban Form Lab (UFL) is directed by Anne Vernez Moudon, Dr. es Sc., a leading researcher and educator in quantifying the properties of the built environment as related to health and transportation behaviors. UFL research aims to affect policy and to support approaches to the design and planning of more livable environments. The UFL specializes in geospatial analyses of...

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Green Cities Good Health, center website

Green Cities Good Health

More than 80% of the U.S. population, and more than 50% of all people in the world live in urbanized areas. Nature in cities and towns includes parks, gardens, trees, small landscapes, and natural areas – all providing many benefits.This web site provides an overview of the scientific evidence of human health and well-being benefits provided by urban forestry and...

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    Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, center website

    Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening

    In urbanized settings, the lives of people are intertwined with natural environments and urban ecosystems. Traditional ecological science has, for the most part, not included human behavior as an integral study. This research program is exploring how people in cities and communities benefit from being involved in environmental projects, how urban ecosystems benefit communities, and how to encourage conservation behavior.

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    Technology & Social Change Group, center website

    Technology & Social Change Group

    The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. With experience in 50 countries, TASCHA brings together a multidisciplinary network of social scientists, engineers, and development practitioners to conduct research, advance knowledge, create public resources, and improve policy...

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    eScience, center website

    eScience

    Over the course of the last decade many disciplines have evolved from recording observations in laboratory notebooks to the use of instruments capable of digitally recording many gigabytes of data in a day. This abundance of data provides unprecedented opportunities for discovery. Tapping its potential requires the application of sophisticated new computational techniques operating on large scale storage, computational and...

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    Clowes Center for the Study of Conflict and Dialogue, center website

    Clowes Center for the Study of Conflict and Dialogue

    The Clowes Center was created in 2006 in order to provide a forum for students, faculty and members of local and global communities interested in developing projects, programs, and events that explore specific efforts to create and sustain dialogue across social and political boundaries.

    Learn more on the Clowes Center for the Study of Conflict and Dialogue website

    Clean Energy Institute, center website

    Clean Energy Institute

    The mission of the Clean Energy Institute is to accelerate the adoption of a clean energy future by advancing next generation solar energy and electrical energy storage materials, devices and systems, as well as their integration with the grid. The CEI seeks to accomplish this mission by creating the ideas and forming the people needed to generate these innovations, while...

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    Education, Equity, & Society (ESS), center website

    Education, Equity, & Society (ESS)

    Education, Equity, & Society is an intellectual community within the College of Education that encourages students to explore the meaning, purpose, and significance of education in diverse community contexts with the aim of contributing to local and global educational equity and social change. We are an interdisciplinary group that draws on expertise in several traditions and cultural contexts, including history,...

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    Mixed Metro, center website

    Mixed Metro

    Our intent is to create a classification system that will allow readers to easily comprehend (i.e., “see”) a broad range of neighborhoods on the basis of racial composition with an explicit eye towards the notion of diversity. The classification system emerged from detailed explorations of the impact of many configurations of census tract racial composition on a common...

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    Health Promotion Research Center, center website

    Health Promotion Research Center

    The Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) is one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We conduct community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly those with lower incomes and in ethnic/cultural minority populations most at risk of health disparities. We are housed in the University of...

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    Northwest Institutute for Advanced Computing, center website

    Northwest Institutute for Advanced Computing

    Founded jointly by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington in 2013, the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing, or NIAC, is both a physical and “virtual” collaborative center designed to maximize the impact of computing on transformative discoveries that fuel scientific and societal progress.

    Learn more on the Northwest Institutute for Advanced Computing website

    Center for Strong Schools, center website

    Center for Strong Schools

    The primary mission of the UW Tacoma Center for Strong Schools (CSS) is sustainable change in schools and communities so every child is a whole child—engaged, successful, resilient, and ready for life. Our team leads schools and facilities to continuously improve and sustain a system of supports in order meet the social, emotional, and learning needs of all youth,...

    Learn more on the Center for Strong Schools website

    DO-IT Center, center website

    DO-IT Center

    The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.

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    The Cities Collaboratory, center website

    The Cities Collaboratory

    The Cities Collaboratory is a transdisciplinary research and teaching laboratory for the study of multiple dimensions of cities and urban processes. Based at the University of Washington, the Cities Collab seeks to challenge the way that cities are understood and reimagined as they meet twenty-first century challenges. Cities have long served as sites and agents of economic expansion, social innovation,...

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    Center for Communication and Civic Engagement, center website

    Center for Communication and Civic Engagement

    The Center for Communication and Civic Engagement is dedicated to understanding communication processes and media technologies that facilitate positive citizen involvement in politics and social life. CCCE is located in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, and co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science. Students and faculty at the center work together on original research, new educational...

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    DataLab, center website

    DataLab

    The DataLab is the nexus for research on Data Science and Analytics at the UW iSchool. We study large-scale, heterogeneous human data in an effort to understand why individuals, consumers, and societies behave the way they do. Our goal is to use data for the social good, in an ethical manner that can inform policy and impact lives for the...

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    Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, center website

    Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

    Harry Bridges’ unique combination of pragmatic organizing ability, democratic unionism, commitment to racial desegregation, and outspoken engagement with issues of social justice continues to serve as the touchstone of the Center’s mission.Supporting research, teaching, and community outreach, The Center focuses on labor’s contribution to society. The Center promotes the study of labor in all of its facets...

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    STAR Lab, center website

    STAR Lab

    A strong ITS research program and its corresponding supporting laboratory are indispensable resources for high-quality training of ITS professionals and solving traffic problems in the Puget Sound region. Major objectives of the STAR Lab are: support advanced ITS research; cultivate ITS professionals; explore effective solutions to transportation problems; provide hand-on training instruments and software applications for students in ITS classes;...

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    The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, center website

    The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

    The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) at the University of Washington Department of Computer Science & Engineering focuses on developing and deploying technologies that will increase independence and improve quality of life for individuals with motor and speech impairments. We aim to enhance access to everyday technologies through the development of user-focused novel interfaces, the addition of sensors and...

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    Center for Urban Horticulture, center website

    Center for Urban Horticulture

    The Center for Urban Horticulture, opened in 1984, is now part of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens. It includes a 16-acre landscaped site with buildings and gardens, and the 74-acre Union Bay Natural Area, which provides publicly accessible wildlife habitat (more than 200 bird species have been sighted there) and an outdoor laboratory for UW research.

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    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), center website

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans)

    With dual themes of safety and sustainability, PacTrans serves as an engine and showcase for transportation research, education, and workforce development in the Pacific Northwest. PacTrans is a coalition of transportation professionals and educators from Oregon State University (OSU), the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF), University of Idaho (UI), University of Washington (UW), and Washington State University (WSU).

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    Center for Integrated Design, center website

    Center for Integrated Design

    The mission of the Center for Integrated Design is to discover solutions that overcome the most difficult building performance barriers, and to meet the building industry’s goals of moving towards radically higher performing buildings and healthy urban environments.The Center for Integrated Design, composed of the Integrated Design Lab and the Discovery Commons, builds knowledge through discovery, advocacy and...

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    Integrated Design Lab, center website

    Integrated Design Lab

    The Integrated Design Lab carries out research to advance knowledge and policies that support the healthiest and highest performing buildings and cities. It measures and analyzes modeled and actual building performance data so as to influence the building industry’s understanding of how to radically improve the design and operation performance of buildings. Our performance research includes energy efficiency, daylighting,...

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    The Biofuels and Bioproducts Laboratory, center website

    The Biofuels and Bioproducts Laboratory

    The Biofuels and Bioproducts Laboratory is interested in all aspects of the bioconversion of lignocellulosic material to biofuels and bioproducts.We work with many types of biomass, from wood waste to agricultural residues (wheat straw, sugarcane bagasse) to energy crops (Giant reed, Arundo donax). By utilizing plant biomass that is either of low value for other products or can be...

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    Center for Creative Conservation, center website

    Center for Creative Conservation

    The Center for Creative Conservation was launched in Fall 2015 with an initial investment from the College of the Environment to spark innovation and collaboration in conservation.The Center fosters creativity in conservation by hosting a variety of events and programs. In all of our work, we intend to learn and adopt innovative methods from our full spectrum of disciplines and...

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    Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, center website

    Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest

    The Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest is dedicated to advancing scholarship on the Pacific Northwest, and the North American West more generally, with an emphasis on historical research. Located in the Department of History at the University of Washington, we support research, teaching, and public programs that promote and disseminate knowledge on the peoples and issues that...

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    Center for the Study of Community and Society, center website

    Center for the Study of Community and Society

    The Center’s research and educational programs in the humanities and social sciences focus on community issues, social justice leadership, labor and civil rights concerns, and multi-cultural education. The Center collaborates with other projects and centers and helps to support the Community and Social Change degree track of the Masters of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences department at the University of...

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    Green Futures Lab, center website

    Green Futures Lab

    The Green Futures Lab mission is to support interdisciplinary research and design that advances our understanding of, visions for, and design of a vital and ecologically sustainable public realm. Apply Green Futures research and designs to policy develop potential urban green infrastructure solutions within Seattle and the Pacific Northwest region and work with the University of Washington, local communities and...

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    Runstad Affiliate Fellows, center website

    Runstad Affiliate Fellows

    The Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows Program, sponsored by the University of Washington Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, gathers thought leaders from industry, faculty from the College of Built Environment, and top students pursuing a Master of Science in Real Estate for an 8-month program to examine real estate issues in the built environment. The goals of the Affiliate Fellows...

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      ACE Lab (Applied Computational Engineering Lab), center website

      ACE Lab (Applied Computational Engineering Lab)

      ACE Lab’s work is extensively based on PhySense, the ACE lab in-house extensible agent-based temporal event simulator. PhySense addresses signal propagation in networks characterized by non-linear models for node activity and edge interaction. The resulting data is post-processed by a suite of algorithms leading to several inter-related research themes. PhySense serves as a social prototyping lab providing big synthetic...

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