Science, Technology and Health

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Computer Science Team Wins First Place Student IT Architecture Competition

Seattle University computer science students Ana Carolina De Souza Mendes,’21, and Carrie Schaden,’21, won first place for their Nudge Bud app at the 2021 IASA Global (An Association for All IT Architects) Student IT Architecture Competition (SITAC).

July 6, 2021

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MBA Graduates Develop Free Guide to Help Small Business Lower its Carbon Footprint

Small businesses that want to measure their greenhouse gas emissions with an eye toward lowering them can access a free guide developed by a group of Seattle University MBA students and their advisors.

July 1, 2021

Seattle U in the News: How to deal with mask dilemmas, social anxiety as Washington reopens

Senior instructor of Psychology Kira Mauseth, PhD, was among those interviewed for a Seattle Times story about how we might cope with societal reopening in light of lingering concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 1, 2021

How to deal with mask dilemmas, social anxiety as Washington reopens from COVID-19 hibernation

Story includes interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology.

The Seattle Times

July 1, 2021

Critters in the City

Seattle is a top spot for mammal sightings, including opossums, tree squirrels and coyotes, according to a recent national study and research paper co-authored by a Seattle U biology professor.

June 30, 2021

Jesuit schools must be environmental justice leaders, dean says

The story notes that "In the U.S., Jesuit schools like Loyola Chicago, Santa Clara and Seattle University are in the vanguard of environmental action among Catholic institutions."

National Catholic Reporter

June 30, 2021

‘A perfect storm’ of mixed emotions as state nears reopening

Story features interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology.

The Herald

June 25, 2021

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Seattle U Civil Engineering Students Continue Their Winning Ways

A student project to use leftover cross laminated timber to build houses for the homeless earned one of eight $10,000 awards from the 2021 NCEES Engineering Awards in June.

June 24, 2021

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Projects Day Goes Virtual

Another successful year of senior capstone projects and Projects Day is on the books, made even more notable for being completed almost entirely remotely due to COVID-19.

June 23, 2021

Native bee species on campus

Grounds Department and Students Team Up to Study Campus Native Bee Habitat

A program to monitor native bees with the hope of creating a better pollinator environment on campus is underway with the help of students and championed by Grounds Manager Shannon Britton.

June 14, 2021

CSI Seattle U

June 8, 2021

Being Social Generates Larger Genomes in Snapping Shrimp

Kristin Hultgren, PhD, assistant professor of Biology, is a co-author of this research study. Snapping shrimp have long been a research topic of hers.

Columbia News

June 7, 2021

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Projects Day Preview

Now in its 34th year, Seattle U’s Projects Day will be unlike years past as the venerable day-long show-and-tell of senior capstone engineering projects will reflect a year-long design process done almost entirely virtually.

May 24, 2021

The pros and cons of returning to 'normal'

Audio story includes interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology.

KUOW-FM

May 20, 2021

SU Earns STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability, Improves Score

Seattle University has earned a STARS Gold rating for its commitment to sustainability. This marks the third time SU has received a Gold rating.

May 14, 2021

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First2College & Seattle U AI4ALL

Each AI4ALL chapter – like the one at Seattle U – is centered around a two-week course that teaches how to use AI to solve problems.

May 7, 2021

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Curating the Intersection of Art and Science

The Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation will feature works by renowned local and national artists.

April 29, 2021

As India suffers, diaspora looks for ways to help from the NW

Story includes comments by Meenakshi Rishi, PhD, professor of economics. 

KUOW-FM

April 27, 2021

Ghost kitchens accepted into college

Chartwells, one of the largest operators of college campus dining halls, is rolling out ghost kitchens in its network. Among the schools where the pilot has been tested are Seattle University, University of Utah, University of Texas at Dallas and San Jose State University.

Modern Shipper

April 16, 2021

Announcing the 2021 Stevens Initiative Grantees

The Stevens Initiative is supporting 19 virtual exchange programs that will prepare young people to be leaders in our interconnected world.

Stevens Initiative

April 9, 2021

In Seattle as everywhere, hope is ahead — but we haven’t hit the ‘post’ in post-traumatic stress from COVID-19

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, PhD, psychology senior instructor at Seattle University and co-lead of the state’s Strike Team.

The Seattle Times

March 20, 2021

Power of Community: Swedish Vaccine Clinic at Seattle U

Volunteers and patients share their thoughts during the final day of the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Seattle University's Campion Hall.

March 5, 2021

Seattle U in the News: To fight COVID-19 with vaccines, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Washington first need to be seen

Seattle U graduate student and alumni Joseph Seia, ’08, helped create a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic specifically for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders.

March 2, 2021

A Decades-Long Quest Reveals New Details of Antimatter

Story includes comments from Mary Alberg, PhD, professor of Physics.

Wired

February 28, 2021

Washington needs more bicultural, bilingual doctors. This Puyallup doc set a high bar

Editorial focused on Dr. Ovidio Penalver, father of  Seattle U president-elect Eduardo Penalver.

The News Tribune

February 25, 2021

Bob Heeren remembered as "positive and inspiring presence"

Bob Heeren, longtime faculty member and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away Jan. 31.

February 23, 2021

Psychology student researchers key contributors to state pandemic project

Developing critical content for the Washington State Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Strike Team offered an unexpected opportunity for Seattle U psychology students.

February 22, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, mental health practitioners urge people to "practice the pause"

Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor in psychology, was hired by the Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health to develop a community-based resilience campaign.

Yakima Herald

February 19, 2021

Over three million Washingtonians experiencing depression, anxiety during pandemic

Story includes comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor in Psychology.

KOMO News

February 18, 2021

Dr. Gayle Robinson Receives Community Health Excellence Award

Dr. Robinson is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing.

The Seattle Medium

February 17, 2021

As Washington state aims to vaccinate millions against COVID-19, thousands sign up to help

Story includes information about the Swedish Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University.

The Seattle Times

January 23, 2021

Gov. Inslee, business leaders applaud Biden decision to step up COVID-19 response

Story includes comments by Greg Magnan, PhD, professor of marketing.

KOMO News

January 22, 2021

Mass vaccination sites set up around Seattle: Goal is 45,000 shots per day in state

Story focuses on the vaccine clinic operated by Swedish at Seattle University.

KUOW-FM

January 22, 2021

Examining Digital Ethics at Seattle University

Three leaders in the Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies at Seattle University talk about digital ethics and their work in the intersection between technology and ethics.

January 20, 2021

Inslee's plan: 45,000 people vaccinated daily but vaccine providers face challenges

Story includes comments by Greg Magnan, PhD, professor of markerting.

KOMO News

January 19, 2021

Podcast | Tracking the wildlife in Washington cities and suburbs

Podcast is about the Seattle Urban Carnivore Project by Seattle U and Woodland Park Zoo.

Crosscut

January 19, 2021

Amazon Endowed Computer Science Chair

Amazon to Endow Computer Science Chair at Seattle University, Search Underway

Amazon’s gift will support Seattle University’s efforts to recruit and retain well-prepared computer science students—with a focus on underrepresented minorities —and to connect all students with industry perspectives and elevate the department’s ability to graduate computer scientists and software engineers.

January 14, 2021

All-female team delivers COVID-19 vaccines by snowmobile in harshest of conditions in rural Alaska

Seattle U graduate James Austin V, RN, was among the team.

Good Morning America

January 14, 2021

Swedish Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University

Swedish and Seattle University Open a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University

Much of the first floor of Campion Hall is home to the Swedish Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University, a new and unique collaboration between the two longtime partners in health care education that will be in place at least through June.

January 12, 2021

Parler CEO complains about backlash from tech world

Story includes comments from two Seattle University professors.

KOMO News

January 12, 2021

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Computer Science Collaboration Creates Life-Saving App

Computer Science faculty, students and recent alumni collaborate with start-up Bilimetrix-USA, LLC in building a software-based point of care and patent-pending app to support solutions for early detection and treatment of severe infant jaundice in low-resource countries.

January 7, 2021

Retired UW computer science professor embroiled in Twitter spat over AI ethics and ‘cancel culture’

The story includes comments from Nathan Colaner, PhD, managing director of the Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies at Seattle U. Colaner is also program director of Business Analytics and a s enior instructor of Management in the Albers School of Business and Economics.

GeekWire

December 16, 2020

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Seattle U Alumnus and Company Co-Founders Among Forbes “30 Under 30”

Elias Baker, ’16, along with his co-founders of their company Nanodropper, were among those named to Forbes “30 Under 30” 2021 list.  

December 16, 2020

Are Health Awareness Campaigns Effective? New Study Finds Mixed Results

Despite their ubiquity, the efficacy of health awareness events remains unclear, according to a new study co-authored by a Seattle University economics professor.

December 9, 2020

Bullitt Center

Bullitt Center’s eco-friendly water system is working, Thompson’s paper confirms

Phil Thompson, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, coauthored a paper examining the viability of the Bullitt Center’s water system, which was published this month by the Journal of the American Water Works Association.

December 7, 2020

How Solar Power and City Ecosystems Can More Effectively Co-Exist

Story features an interview with John H. Armstrong, PhD, assistant professor of environmental studies.

Solar Magazine

December 7, 2020

'Fauci effect' a likely cause of applicant uptick at Washington medical schools

Story includes mentions of increase applications to Seattle U's nursing and social work programs.

KING 5 News

December 6, 2020

Seattle University Physics Student Receives Research Poster Award

Seattle University physics major Lucas Ehinger, ’22, received the “Best Poster Award Sponsored by Luminex Corporation” at the recent annual Murdock College Science Research Program Conference, hosted by The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

November 23, 2020

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Collaborative science research provides undergraduates with research opportunities

Collaborative research is the norm in many scientific disciplines. It becomes especially rewarding when faculty researchers involve their students, says Kristin Hultgren, PhD, associate professor of biology.

November 19, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Wild Hope magazine story "Urban Dwellers" Showcases Science Collaboration on Urban Critters

Seattleites are learning about the wildlife living in their midst through a community-based program created by Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University. 

November 18, 2020

Facebook’s redoubled AI efforts won’t stop the spread of harmful content

Story includes mention of research conducted by Seattle U communications associate professor of communications Caitlin Carlson, PhD.

Venture Beat

November 13, 2020

Psychologist gives advice managing anxiety of elections, Daylight Savings Time and Covid-19 pandemic

Story features interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology.

Q13 Fox

November 5, 2020

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Donor Support Opens Doors for Underrepresented Female Students in Tech

Since 2018, 10 female students enrolled in Seattle University’s Computer Science Program have received scholarships to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), an annual conference described as the world’s largest gathering of women technologists from around the world. 

October 21, 2020

Seattle U is a ‘Top 50 Green College’

The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition ranked Seattle University #16 in the U.S. in its latest publication examining the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges.

October 20, 2020

The Disillusionment Phase of the Pandemic Is Upon Us

Story features interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology and co-lead of the Washington’s Behavioral Health Strike Team.

Seattle Met Magazine

October 8, 2020

“A Towering Presence” – Remembering Bernie Steckler

Bernie Steckler, a much-beloved and longtime member of Seattle University’s faculty, passed away Sept. 23.

October 1, 2020

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Notes from a Tour of the Center for Science and Innovation

Michael Quinn, PhD, dean of the College of Science and Engineering, offers his account of a recent tour of the new building under construction, which is scheduled to open next fall.

September 30, 2020

Coping amid disaster: How we can mentally prepare for a pandemic winter

Story festures an interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, Seattle U psychology instructor and co-lead of the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health.

KUOW-FM

September 22, 2020

Seattle U in the News: The Stress From COVID-19 is Tremendous

Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology, was interviewed for a Seattle Times story that examines the impacts on our mental health after six months of lock down. “Nobody is immune from this,” said Kira Mauseth, one of Washington state’s top behavioral health officials. “Nobody.”

September 18, 2020

As we near 6 months in Washington’s stay-home order, mental health experts warn that things may get worse

Story includes extensive remarks by Kira Mauseth, PhD, a senior instructor at Seattle University and co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health.

The Seattle Times

September 18, 2020

Washington officials emphasize access to mental health help amid pandemic

Story features comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology and co-lead of the state Department of Health’s (DOH) Behavioral Health Strike Team. 

KING 5 News

September 17, 2020

Professor Mary Alberg Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Mary Alberg, professor of physics, was recently awarded funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project “Hadron Structure and Interactions.”

September 2, 2020

Seattle U continues to lead on and off campus in issues of emerging technologies

As Seattle U continues to grow its footprint in the research and teaching of emerging technologies and ethics, expect the Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies to continue playing a leading role.

August 27, 2020

The Future Is in Sight

August 20, 2020

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Completing the Circuit for Electrical and Computer Engineering Students

The faculty and a staff member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) program in the College of Science and Engineering have come up with innovative ways to bring the labs to students’ homes while promoting collaborative learning to increase student engagement.

August 11, 2020

Kristen Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean of Nursing Inducted into WSNA Hall of Fame

The Dean of Seattle University’s College of Nursing, Kristen Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, is among those who have been inducted into the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) 2020 Hall of Fame, which recognizes achievements that will endure beyond their lifetimes.

August 6, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Who is Getting COVID-19 in King County?

People of color are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and the trend when associated with income wasn't much of a surprise to Jodi O'Brien, a sociology professor at Seattle University.

July 31, 2020

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Nursing Students Help Improve Access to Wound Care Supplies for the Homeless

Nursing students Sarah Dean, ’20,’14, and Brad Fifield, ’20, received a grant from King County Nurses Association to pursue their project, “Navigating Wound Care for the Homeless" through the College of Nursing's Public Health Internship program.

July 29, 2020

6 months in, who is getting COVID-19 in King County? Here's a breakdown by race, age

Story includes comments by Jodi O'Brien, PhD, professor of sociology.

Seattle P-I

July 29, 2020

Computer Science Chair Looks at Privacy in Digital Space

“You must take control of your own data by taking time to understand how to set your devices and apps to the privacy preference.”

July 13, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Nursing's Adaptation of its Hands-On Patient Simulation to a Virtual One a Resounding Success

Puget Sound Business Journal story examines how higher education has adapted traditionally hands-on learning to virtual simulations.

July 10, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Faculty Expert on Internet Hate Speech Comments on Facebook Audit

Caitlin Carlson, PhD, associate professor of Communication, was interviewed for Wall Street Journal story.

July 9, 2020

Facebook: Artificial Intelligence Doesn't Eliminate Objectionable Content, Report Finds

Story includes comments by Caitlin Carlson, PhD, associate professor of Communication

Wall Street Journal

July 9, 2020

EDUCATION SIMULATION: Remote instruction challenges arise for hands-on programs like nursing, technician training

Story includes how the Seattle U Nursing program adapted to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Puget Sound Business Journal (subscriber content)

July 9, 2020

A COVID-19 outbreak on UW’s Greek Row hints at how hard it may be to open colleges this fall

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor in the Psychology program.

The Seattle Times

July 3, 2020

Nursing Faculty Member Awarded Parkinson’s Foundation 2020 Nurse Faculty Grant

The Parkinson’s Foundation has awarded the third Parkinson’s Foundation Nurse Faculty Award to three nurses, including Mo-Kyung Sin, PhD, RN, an associate professor of nursing at Seattle University.

June 23, 2020

Trouble concentrating? Forgetting things? Our brains are doing strange things during this time of crisis.

Panel discussion included Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology.

KUOW

June 11, 2020

Members of the Space Needle student project team

COVID-19 Reengineers Projects Day

Pandemic forces senior science and engineering projects to pivot

June 11, 2020

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust awards $120,000 in grants to Seattle University for scientific research

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust recently awarded Seattle University with $120,000 for two research projects, one that will help improve maternal and child health and another that will increase understanding of beneficial insects in urban gardens.

June 11, 2020

Computer science student Arya Mathew is this year's winner of these

An Entrepreneurial Idea That Sticks

Meet this year’s Grand Prize Winner of the annual Business Plan Competition.

June 5, 2020

Bannan Scholars

Science and Engineering Dean Michael Quinn announces 2020-2021 recipients. 

June 1, 2020

Brick by brick...

May 21, 2020

You could be the citizen scientist the world needs right now

Story includes a project co-led by Mark Jordan, PhD, associate professor of Biology.

Crosscut

May 18, 2020

College of Nursing student in training with a patient.

Training Future Frontline Health Care Workers Remotely

College of Nursing replicates in-person clinical work in a virtual model.

May 18, 2020

How the pandemic impacts the mental health of local front-line workers

Story includes comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor, Psychology.

Inlander

May 14, 2020

Virus Talk Is Inescapable, 44% of Americans Tell Pew

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, senior instructor in the Psychology program.

Courthouse News

May 13, 2020

Facebook’s AI for Hate Speech Improves. How Much Is Unclear

Story includes comments and references research by Seattle U communications professor Caitilin Carlson.

Wired

May 12, 2020

Responsible AI starts with higher education

A guest op-ed co-authored by the dean of Seattle U's College of Science and Engineering and an alumni who works in AI at Microsoft say we need to ensure that those entering careers in technology have studied how technology can impact society.

May 11, 2020

Opinion: Responsible AI starts with higher education

The guest op-ed is co-authored by the dean of the College of Science and Engineering, Michael Quinn; and SU alumni and Microsoft employee Scott Hoogerwerf.

Puget Sound Business Journal

May 8, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Psychology senior instructor Kira Mauseth, PhD, speaks on the potential psychological effects of the pandemic

Dr. Mauseth is the co-lead of the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health. She specializes in disaster relief work in her clinical role as a practicing psychologist.

May 8, 2020

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