UW Current

Discovery is at the heart of our university.

  • Do you wonder whether Pacific Northwesterners have an accent?
  • Are you curious what your eyes reveal about your risk of Alzheimer’s?
  • Do you know what your car’s worn tires mean for coho salmon?

UW’s community of experts, researchers, artists, students and talented individuals are driven by the same curiosity and a need to channel their knowledge for good.

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Featured stories in the latest issue

Clean energy innovations for the future

Clean energy tech can make our communities and our electrical grid more resilient — grad student Miguel González-Montijo is working to make it a reality.


Students learn flexibility and teamwork through competitive horse riding on the UW Equestrian team.

By learning about the night sky and how Pacific Islanders use it to navigate, students connect to their own place and planet.