Natural Sciences


The natural sciences provide us with methods to investigate and understand ourselves, our world, and the universe, from the subatomic to the cosmic level. As we learn more about our world, we also come to understand our place within it as individuals and as a species. Discoveries in the sciences, often emerging from basic research, transform society as they address everything from disease to global warming.

 Natural Sciences in the News

Babies want to speak as early as 7 months
New UW research suggests talking to babies stimulates their brain well before they utter their first words. Learn more at CNN.
How babies learn their first words
A University of Washington study published today gives clues about how talking to babies from an early age helps them say their first words. Learn more at KUOW.

Spotlight

Timeless Discoveries Preserving Wildlife

Timeless Discoveries is a documentary produced by Penny LeGate Productions, which highlights major breakthroughs, groundbreaking research, and practical applications revealed by the scientific community at the College of Arts & Sciences. Hear professors and students as they reveal their challenges and discoveries ranging from the Hepatitis B vaccine to advances in solar energy.

View the Documentary

Natural Sciences Departments and Units

Natural Sciences Centers and Degree Programs

A full list is available on the Natural Sciences Centers page.


 

Divisional Dean Werner Stuetzle
Werner Stuetzle
Divisional Dean of Natural Sciences

Contact: Ivy Mason
Assistant to the Dean
206-543-7045

 Events

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