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Meet Linda Wagner–Director of Academic Programs for our MSTI program. Linda has over 20 years of experience in user research and design. Before joining the UW, she was a user research manager at Microsoft, where she managed worldwide research for the hardware group and worked as a consultant to a variety of Fortune 500 companies. While at the UW, she contributed her knowledge and experience to develop the HCDE and MSTI programs and empowered her students with the skills to succeed in their own careers. ⁠
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#DesignBuildLaunch #UWMSTI #MSTI

Meet Linda Wagner–Director of Academic Programs for our MSTI program. Linda has over 20 years of experience in user research and design. Before joining the UW, she was a user research manager at Microsoft, where she managed worldwide research for the hardware group and worked as a consultant to a variety of Fortune 500 companies. While at the UW, she contributed her knowledge and experience to develop the HCDE and MSTI programs and empowered her students with the skills to succeed in their own careers. ⁠

#DesignBuildLaunch #UWMSTI #MSTI
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Students devote the last six months of the MSTI program to their Launch Project, which involves going in-depth on an industry, faculty, or self-sponsored problem space. AR-Tho is a launch project developed by students in the class of ’21–Ross, Shannon, Wesley, and Yue. They built this augmented reality (AR) surgical training platform to provide orthopedic residents more repeatable, immersive, and low patient risk practice opportunities. “AR-Tho visualizes different layers of the skin, bones, and veins for the trainers to translate book knowledge to real-life practice,” said Ross, “Transitioning 2D to 3D spatial awareness is what only AR can do. Even though the technology is hard to learn, we have faith it will pay off.” ⁠
Tap the link in our bio to read more about the AR-Tho team’s journey. ⁠
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#MadeAtGIX #DesignBuildLaunch #UWMSTI #MSTI #AR #HoloLens #orthopedics #microsofthololens

Students devote the last six months of the MSTI program to their Launch Project, which involves going in-depth on an industry, faculty, or self-sponsored problem space. AR-Tho is a launch project developed by students in the class of ’21–Ross, Shannon, Wesley, and Yue. They built this augmented reality (AR) surgical training platform to provide orthopedic residents more repeatable, immersive, and low patient risk practice opportunities. “AR-Tho visualizes different layers of the skin, bones, and veins for the trainers to translate book knowledge to real-life practice,” said Ross, “Transitioning 2D to 3D spatial awareness is what only AR can do. Even though the technology is hard to learn, we have faith it will pay off.” ⁠
Tap the link in our bio to read more about the AR-Tho team’s journey. ⁠

#MadeAtGIX #DesignBuildLaunch #UWMSTI #MSTI #AR #HoloLens #orthopedics #microsofthololens
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Students in the MSTI class of 21 have just passed the second milestone of their launch projects! The seven teams showcased the latest findings on their collaborative technology work with their industry partners. Even though the focus of the projects ranges from AR-assisted orthopedic training to livestock condition monitoring in emergencies, one shared goal is to build a healthier, more sustainable and energy-efficient work and living environment. Way to go, teams!

#uofwa #uwmsti #msti #gix #globalinnovationexchange

Students in the MSTI class of 21 have just passed the second milestone of their launch projects! The seven teams showcased the latest findings on their collaborative technology work with their industry partners. Even though the focus of the projects ranges from AR-assisted orthopedic training to livestock condition monitoring in emergencies, one shared goal is to build a healthier, more sustainable and energy-efficient work and living environment. Way to go, teams!

#uofwa #uwmsti #msti #gix #globalinnovationexchange
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🏆 Want to win one of five @oculus #quest2 VR headsets by @wearemeta ?! Of course you do. Submit your entry to the 2022 GIX Innovation Competition and compete for these and $15,000 in cash! Join us for the next webinar on November 17. Link in our bio!

#oculusquest2 #oculus #meta #innovationcompetition #uwinnovates @uofwa #universityofwashington #uw #vrheadset @geekwire @thespringdistrict

🏆 Want to win one of five @oculus #quest2 VR headsets by @wearemeta ?! Of course you do. Submit your entry to the 2022 GIX Innovation Competition and compete for these and $15,000 in cash! Join us for the next webinar on November 17. Link in our bio!

#oculusquest2 #oculus #meta #innovationcompetition #uwinnovates @uofwa #universityofwashington #uw #vrheadset @geekwire @thespringdistrict
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The robotics track of the MS in Technology Innovation (MSTI) program, launched by the University of Washington in autumn 2021, prepares students for careers in the growing field of assistive robotics, logistics robotics, healthcare robotics, perception, autonomy, and mapping and localization. Designed by faculty with input from experts at leading robotics companies, the program provides students in-demand robotics skills, such as navigation and mobility, robotic manipulation and grasping, human/robot interaction, computer vision, and machine learning. Read more about how the #Robotics track of the MSTI prepares students for their future careers at the link in our bio. 

@uofwa #msti #designbuildlaunch #Robotics @fetchrobotics @kinovarobotics

The robotics track of the MS in Technology Innovation (MSTI) program, launched by the University of Washington in autumn 2021, prepares students for careers in the growing field of assistive robotics, logistics robotics, healthcare robotics, perception, autonomy, and mapping and localization. Designed by faculty with input from experts at leading robotics companies, the program provides students in-demand robotics skills, such as navigation and mobility, robotic manipulation and grasping, human/robot interaction, computer vision, and machine learning. Read more about how the #Robotics track of the MSTI prepares students for their future careers at the link in our bio.

@uofwa #msti #designbuildlaunch #Robotics @fetchrobotics @kinovarobotics
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👉 Applications are now open for the class of 2023 UW MSTI program! Ready to join the next generation of innovators? Visit our website (link in bio) to learn about the connected devices and robotics tracks, the application process, or to sign up for a virtual info session or application workshop!

@uofwa #uw #universityofwashington #uwmsti #msti2023 #designbuildlaunch #gradschool

👉 Applications are now open for the class of 2023 UW MSTI program! Ready to join the next generation of innovators? Visit our website (link in bio) to learn about the connected devices and robotics tracks, the application process, or to sign up for a virtual info session or application workshop!

@uofwa #uw #universityofwashington #uwmsti #msti2023 #designbuildlaunch #gradschool
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Let the innovation begin! 🚀 We're proud to welcome the largest new MSTI class ever and the returning MSTI students to the Steve Ballmer Building! #MSTI2022 #MSTI2021

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Let the innovation begin! 🚀 We're proud to welcome the largest new MSTI class ever and the returning MSTI students to the Steve Ballmer Building! #MSTI2022 #MSTI2021

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#uwmsti #uw #universityofwashington @uofwa #designbuildlaunch
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Just one more week until we welcome our newest cohort of MSTI students to Bellevue, and two weeks until classes resume! ⁠
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#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #emergingtechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #designthinking #bellevue @uofwa #uofwa #uwmsti ⁠
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Just one more week until we welcome our newest cohort of MSTI students to Bellevue, and two weeks until classes resume! ⁠
#DesignBuildLaunch⁠

#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #emergingtechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #designthinking #bellevue @uofwa #uofwa #uwmsti ⁠
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Collaboration Across Boundaries

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Bringing together leading universities and organizations from all over the world, our interdisciplinary, project-based model teaches students how to take an innovative idea all the way from a workable prototype to a market-ready product.

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Built for Innovation

Designed specifically for the GIX program, the GIX Steve Ballmer building offers a hands-on learning environment featuring electronic prototyping labs, design studios, AR/VR technology, and more.

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GIX learners have opportunities to collaborate with leading industry and nonprofit organizations on key projects to develop high-tech solutions to local and global challenges.

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The great part about GIX is they encourage you to take risks; you have all the facilities and resources you need. Fundamentally, the University of Washington is a collaborative space, and we’re all working toward the same goal.

— Will Buchanan, MSTI graduate

What's Happening at GIX

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Important Dates

  • May 31, 2021

    Final application submission deadline for MSTI program admissions for autumn 2021

News & Events

November 22, 2021

An Inside Q&A with the Team Behind an…

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“Our shared value was to learn the new technology (AR). We wanted high-quality outcomes, and we got them.”  For every MSTI student, the last six months of the program truly is the time to shine. They form teams and apply the knowledge and experience accumulated from previous quarters to create their industry-sponsored Launch Projects. These projects ( … )

November 12, 2021

Bellevue’s boom: City’s tech industry is poised to…

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Bellevue is home to The Spring District and the Global Innovation Exchange. Tech companies are driving an unprecedented economic expansion in Bellevue, the 63-year-old city located just 12 miles east of downtown Seattle and just west of Microsoft’s sprawling campus in Redmond. And what’s driving the boom? Tech execs say it’s Bellevue’s low crime rate, ( … )

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