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Collaboration Across Boundaries

A New Model

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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Real World Challenges

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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Built for Innovation

Designed to support Global Innovation Exchange programming, the Steve Ballmer Building offers a hands-on learning environment featuring electronic prototyping labs, design studios, AR/VR technology, and more.

About the GIX Facilities
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

Recent Highlights

@tmobile engaged with the MSTI program to explore how 5G can better support first responders and emergency response effectiveness. The student team explored how emerging technologies could assist first responder teams in the growing and complex problem space of school shootings. In consultation with school administrators and law enforcement, the team narrowed their focus on how they can provide accurate, real-time situational awareness to enable teams of multiagency first responders to coordinate and respond effectively during an active threat. Team Rapid Response created two elements: the Rapid Response Lens and the Rapid Response Web App. The Lens is a 5G-enabled classroom monitor that uses machine learning and computer vision to count and relay number of people in a specific location, while adhering to privacy considerations. The Web App is a secured web application that visualizes this data and gives first responders a detailed live thread map of the school and unfolding situation in the active threat zone. 

#MSTI #UWMSTI #uofwa

@tmobile engaged with the MSTI program to explore how 5G can better support first responders and emergency response effectiveness. The student team explored how emerging technologies could assist first responder teams in the growing and complex problem space of school shootings. In consultation with school administrators and law enforcement, the team narrowed their focus on how they can provide accurate, real-time situational awareness to enable teams of multiagency first responders to coordinate and respond effectively during an active threat. Team Rapid Response created two elements: the Rapid Response Lens and the Rapid Response Web App. The Lens is a 5G-enabled classroom monitor that uses machine learning and computer vision to count and relay number of people in a specific location, while adhering to privacy considerations. The Web App is a secured web application that visualizes this data and gives first responders a detailed live thread map of the school and unfolding situation in the active threat zone.

#MSTI #UWMSTI #uofwa
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When planning large public infrastructure projects, agencies routinely conduct engagement and feedback sessions with members of the public to inform and gather feedback on proposed changes. However, there are often challenges in making the feedback process accessible to project stakeholders who: live in, run businesses in, or use the impacted space on a regular basis. In addition, the current approach does a poor job of creating an accessible understanding of how the proposed project will impact those project stakeholders. ⁠
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Working in partnership with @teague1926, the TranspoXR team created an augmented reality-based mobile application that allows the public to view proposed changes and design alternatives: in real-time at the prospect location and provide authentic feedback on proposed project designs. This mobile solution makes it more accessible for people to view proposed project designs, understand their impact, and provide feedback, empowering the community to better understand and get involved with potential changes to their neighborhood.⁠
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#MSTI #UWMSTI @uofwa

When planning large public infrastructure projects, agencies routinely conduct engagement and feedback sessions with members of the public to inform and gather feedback on proposed changes. However, there are often challenges in making the feedback process accessible to project stakeholders who: live in, run businesses in, or use the impacted space on a regular basis. In addition, the current approach does a poor job of creating an accessible understanding of how the proposed project will impact those project stakeholders. ⁠

Working in partnership with @teague1926, the TranspoXR team created an augmented reality-based mobile application that allows the public to view proposed changes and design alternatives: in real-time at the prospect location and provide authentic feedback on proposed project designs. This mobile solution makes it more accessible for people to view proposed project designs, understand their impact, and provide feedback, empowering the community to better understand and get involved with potential changes to their neighborhood.⁠

#MSTI #UWMSTI @uofwa
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A little ❄️ can't stop us! The class of 2022 is giving their final milestone presentations today in preparation for next week's final Launch Project presentation to projects sponsors, mentors, and faculty. This year's projects cover a wide range of health, technology, and social challenges.

A little ❄️ can't stop us! The class of 2022 is giving their final milestone presentations today in preparation for next week's final Launch Project presentation to projects sponsors, mentors, and faculty. This year's projects cover a wide range of health, technology, and social challenges. ...