The big ideas about the tiniest science

In the almost windowless fabrication laboratory on the University of Washington campus, research engineer Richard Bojko is building structures on the molecular scale that may help revolutionize the gadgets we use in our everyday lives.

Wearing a white protective suit, green gloves and a face mask, he operates a large machine that uses a process called electron beam lithography to create a pattern for a microchip. More at Alaska Airlines magazine.

Learning to share big data

A UW effort aims to help scientists make better use of the vast amounts of information being collected.

The full story was published in Seattle Business Magazine. read it here.

The University of Washington has launched a new project that could dramatically increase the power of academic research by giving a broad universe of scientists — including astronomers, physicists, chemists and biologists — faster and smarter ways of extracting information and meaning from the increasingly large amounts of data they have available to them.

Health Care of the Future: Entrepreneurs find gold as they mine health care data

Read the full article in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Feb. 1, 2013.

A small but significant strand of the future of health care winds through Seattle’s Pioneer Square.

There, a 6-year-old company called Socrata helps run the federal government’s data portal, called, with Medicare and other health-related agencies a big part of the mix.