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  • Fostering entrepreneurism | UW Foundation
    transform the UW with a major gift Arthur Artie W Buerk Jr Artie Buerk 58 once took a fledgling storage company from Olympia s Main Street all the way to New York s Wall Street He revolutionized fundraising at the UW leading it from meager beginnings to a philanthropic force And now this savvy venture capitalist is using his talent for spotting then nurturing great ideas to expand entrepreneurship at the Foster School of Business Artie and his wife Sue 74 have given 5 2 million to help develop a new generation with entrepreneurial gumption To recognize the transformative support the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be renamed the Arthur W Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Artie s hope is to give all 45 000 UW students an opportunity to discover their entrepreneurial DNA Related story Buerk Center Awards 170 000 to Eight Student Led Start Ups Make a gift Support Artie s goal by contributing to the Arthur W Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship CIE Discretionary Fund Entrepreneurs don t just come from a business background they come from every discipline says Artie whose support of the Foster School spans two decades My goal is to rally students to do something innovative with the knowledge and passion they have Success in my lifetime means entrepreneurism is synonymous with the culture of the UW The new Buerk Center will continue programs like the Business Plan Competition and the Environmental Innovation Challenge while expanding entrepreneurism s reach on campus and in the community Alumni from the Foster School have founded thousands of companies in Washington and around the world says Foster School Dean Jim Jiambalvo I think the potential Artie saw for creating even more companies and jobs was a catalyst for his investment The Buerks support will undoubtedly have a multiplier

    Original URL path: https://www.washington.edu/giving/2013/02/25/fostering-entrepeneurism/ (2014-06-24)
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  • Turning tires into technology | UW Foundation
    Innovation is in our blood I knew I could solve this huge environmental problem says Ricky a senior in the Foster School of Business The UW gave me the resources and the motivation to really flesh out my idea That idea came in the form of the big concrete barriers that line highways and roads Ricky wants to replace them with greener safer ones made of mulched tires rubber that would otherwise be burned exported or idle in landfills An environmental innovation class introduced him to engineering students who helped bring this green opportunity to life Related story UW president Michael Young shines a light on startups Make a gift Support entrepreneurs like Ricky and give to the Environmental Innovation Challenge fund Ricky founded Green Innovative Safety Technologies GIST with three of his classmates As a team their green Jersey barriers won the 10 000 grand prize at the Foster School s 2012 Environmental Innovation Challenge a prototype development competition funded by the UW and private support I think Ricky s team won because it tackled a really big problem says Connie Bourassa Shaw director of the UW s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship which organizes the challenge He walked into our competition with this 2 000 pound block of rubber and won everybody over with his passion and promise It s the potential to make a difference and start something new that gets Ricky fired up An entrepreneur at heart Ricky plans to spend his career solving problems by finding innovative solutions For the next six months Ricky is putting his concrete alternative to the test thanks to the Jones Milestones Foster Accelerator a UW program that helps student start ups become viable small businesses Without support from the Environmental Innovation Challenge and the Jones Foster program this concept

    Original URL path: https://www.washington.edu/giving/2012/11/26/turning-tires-into-technology/ (2014-06-24)
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  • UW awarded $10 million to design paper-based diagnostic medical device | UW Today
    test will be inexpensive simple to use and robust enough that people could use it in their homes in the developing world and in a doctor s office said lead researcher Paul Yager professor and chair of the UW bioengineering department A patient would take a nasal swab then activate the disposable device The device would look for the DNA or RNA of a specific set of pathogens in the body fluid sample If a target pathogen is present within an hour a pattern of dots would appear on the test paper Patients could take a smartphone photo and transmit those results to their physician anywhere in the world for a diagnosis There are a lot of cell phones now in the developing world so you could test and receive a diagnosis in places where there aren t any medical testing facilities Yager said This second phase of funding will last 18 months as researchers develop a usable prototype The UW received an initial 4 million in 2011 to get the project off the ground then earned the second phase this spring Yager and his team at the UW have hired seven new staff across multiple fields including biochemistry microbiology and mechanical engineering GE Global Research and Epoch Biosciences also added to their staff under the new grant The project is funded by the Department of Defense s Advanced Research Projects Agency the same agency that helped launch the Internet Researchers will first build a paper based pathogen identification test that targets methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA bacteria that resist antibiotics and spread by contact Next they plan to develop tests for the influenza virus and perhaps sexually transmitted infections and other infectious diseases For more information contact Yager through assistant Chelsea Musick at cmusick uw edu or 206 543 8063 The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or the position of the Department of Defense or the U S Government Share this Facebook Twitter Email Print Tagged with College of Engineering Department of Bioengineering Paul Yager Office of News Information Browse Articles Contact Us Community Photos UW Classifieds University Photography UW Experts Search UW Today Search Browse Categories Select Category Administrative Affairs Archive Arts and Entertainment Buildings and Grounds Education Engineering Environment For UW Employees Health and Medicine Honors and Awards Learning News Releases News Roundups Politics and Government Profiles Research Science Social Science Technology UW and the Community Latest Stories Ferroelectric switching seen in biological tissues 3 hours ago Zippy electric micro cars coming to campus for sustainability research 6 hours ago UW students electric hybrid car takes 2nd in international competition 3 days ago Global issues at play in book of study abroad student letters 5 days ago Related Stories UW engineers to make cookstoves 10 times cleaner for developing world September 11 2013 Microneedle patch could replace standard tuberculosis skin test August 26 2013 Studies to probe confluence of human animal and environmental health in Africa November

    Original URL path: http://www.washington.edu/news/2013/06/25/uw-awarded-10-million-to-design-paper-based-diagnostic-medical-device/ (2014-06-24)
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  • Fiber-optic pen helps see inside brains of children with learning disabilities | UW Today
    I think it does something similar for a tenth of the cost Reitz said of the UW system By using supplies already found in most labs such as a computer the rest of the supplies pen fiber optics wooden pad and printed paper cost less than 100 The device connects to a computer with software that records every aspect of the handwriting from stroke order to speed hesitations and liftoffs Understanding how these physical patterns correlate with a child s brain patterns can help scientists understand the neural connections involved Researchers studied 11 and 14 year olds with either dyslexia or dysgraphia a handwriting and letter processing disorder as well as children without learning disabilities Subjects looked at printed directions on a screen while their heads were inside the fMRI scanner The pen and pad were on a foam pad on their laps Subjects were given four minute blocks of reading and writing tasks Then they were asked to simply think about writing an essay they later wrote the essay when not using the fMRI Just thinking about writing caused many of the same brain responses as actual writing would If you picture yourself writing a letter there s a part of the brain that lights up as if you re writing the letter said Todd Richards professor of radiology and principal investigator of the UW Integrated Brain Imaging Center When you imagine yourself writing it s almost as if you re actually writing minus the motion problems Richards and his staff are just starting to analyze the data they ve collected from about three dozen subjects but they have already found some surprising results There are certain centers and neural pathways that we didn t necessarily expect to be activated Richards said There are language pathways that are very well known Then there are other motor pathways that allow you to move your hands But how it all connects to the hand and motion is still being understood Besides learning disorders the inexpensive pen and pad also could help researchers study diseases in adults especially conditions that cause motor control problems such as stroke multiple sclerosis and Parkinson s disease There are several diseases where you cannot move your hand in a smooth way or you re completely paralyzed Richards said The beauty is it s all getting recorded with every stroke and this device would help us to study these neurological diseases The work was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health Other UW collaborators on the project are Peter Boord Mary Askren and Virginia Berninger For more information contact Reitz at freitz uw edu or 206 543 9023 Share this Facebook Twitter Email Print Tagged with Center on Human Development and Disability child development fMRI Frederick Reitz Thomas Lewis Todd Richards Office of News Information Browse Articles Contact Us Community Photos UW Classifieds University Photography UW Experts Search UW Today Search Browse Categories Select Category Administrative Affairs Archive Arts and Entertainment Buildings and Grounds

    Original URL path: http://www.washington.edu/news/2013/06/17/fiber-optic-pen-helps-see-inside-brains-of-children-with-learning-disabilities/ (2014-06-24)
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  • Browse funds | UW Foundation
    retirees Parents Students Annual support Endowments Gifts in kind Planned Giving Real estate gifts Securities About the Foundation About FAQs For Foundation Board members For professional advisers Chairs Message archive Report to Contributors Update your contact information Alumni Join UWAA Volunteer Events Service My UW Giving Donate to the UW It appears that your browser does not support frames Please enable frames or upgrade your browser Make a gift Browse Funds Featured Current Needs Foundation About FAQs For Foundation Board members For professional advisers Chairs Corner archive Report to Contributors Update your contact information How to give Ways of giving overview Alumni and friends Corporations and foundations Faculty staff retirees Parents Students Annual support Endowments Gifts in kind Planned Giving Real estate gifts Securities Special programs Gates Volunteer Service Award Husky license plates Husky Promise Senior Class Gift Student Calling Program Student Philanthropy Education Program SPEP Giving levels Benefactors Henry Suzzallo Society Laureates President s Club Explore the Foundation Ways of giving Join the Alumni Association Annual support Consider a Planned Gift Establish an Endowment Give online Buy a Husky license plate Support Husky Promise Give an in kind gift FAQ Information for Alumni and friends Corporations foundations Faculty staff

    Original URL path: https://www.washington.edu/giving/browse-funds/ (2014-06-24)
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  • Support the Husky Promise | The Husky Promise
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  • Gift Calculator | UW Foundation
    Parents Students Annual support Endowments Gifts in kind Planned Giving Real estate gifts Securities About the Foundation About FAQs For Foundation Board members For professional advisers Chairs Message archive Report to Contributors Update your contact information Alumni Join UWAA Volunteer Events Service My UW Giving Donate to the UW Gift Calculator It appears that your browser does not support frames Please enable frames or upgrade your browser Make a gift Browse Funds Featured Current Needs Foundation About FAQs For Foundation Board members For professional advisers Chairs Corner archive Report to Contributors Update your contact information How to give Ways of giving overview Alumni and friends Corporations and foundations Faculty staff retirees Parents Students Annual support Endowments Gifts in kind Planned Giving Real estate gifts Securities Special programs Gates Volunteer Service Award Husky license plates Husky Promise Senior Class Gift Student Calling Program Student Philanthropy Education Program SPEP Giving levels Benefactors Henry Suzzallo Society Laureates President s Club Explore the Foundation Ways of giving Join the Alumni Association Annual support Consider a Planned Gift Establish an Endowment Give online Buy a Husky license plate Support Husky Promise Give an in kind gift FAQ Information for Alumni and friends Corporations foundations Faculty

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  • Bequest language | UW Foundation
    faculty inspire achievements in areas such as the arts business and medicine and to provide public service to the community A bequest gift can be a specific dollar amount or asset a percentage or all of the residue of your property restricted to be used for a particular purpose unrestricted to be used for general purposes of the university or a contingent gift made only if specific conditions occur i e a spouse has died before the donor In addition your assets remain in your control and your gift can be changed at any time should your situation change The official legal bequest language for the University of Washington is I name of city state give devise and bequeath to the Board of Regents of the University of Washington specific amount percentage of estate or property description for purpose by the School College of If you are considering a bequest gift to the University of Washington and would like to receive specific language a member of the Gift Planning staff would be happy to work with you or your adviser to ensure your gift does exactly what you intend If you have already made a provision we invite you to contact us so that we may thank you and welcome you as a member of the Henry Suzzallo Society If you would prefer to remain anonymous your gift will be kept confidential Comments are closed Make a gift Browse Funds Featured Current Needs Foundation About FAQs For Foundation Board members For professional advisers Chairs Corner archive Report to Contributors Update your contact information How to give Ways of giving overview Alumni and friends Corporations and foundations Faculty staff retirees Parents Students Annual support Endowments Gifts in kind Planned Giving Real estate gifts Securities Special programs Gates Volunteer Service Award Husky

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