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Upcoming Calendar Events

  • Dec 12: Fun After Finals!

    Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 pm | Monday, Dec 12, 2016, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. PST Everyone receives 30% off all HUB Games activities - bowling, pool, table tennis, video games. All sports video games are FREE to play! Anyone wearing a sports jersey receives a complimentary bag of popcorn! Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: HUB B250: HUB Games Area Event types: Athletics, Special Events Event sponsors: The HUB, HUB Games, hubgames@uw.edu Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: #HUBatUW More info: depts.washington.edu…

  • Dec 13: Clean Energy Inst. Seminar: Jonathan Pershing, Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Dept. of State

    Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016, 12 - 1 p.m. PST The Paris Agreement and the Path Forward Dr. Jonathan Pershing is the Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State. He will discuss global efforts to combat climate change, including the outcomes of the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that recently concluded in Marrakech, Morocco. Bio: Dr. Jonathan Pershing is the Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State. Previously, he served as the Senior Climate Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy and the Principal Deputy Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the Department of Energy. Prior to joining DOE, Dr. Pershing was the Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change and the lead negotiator representing the United States at meetings of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Before his appointment to the Obama Administration, he spent six years as the Director of the Climate, Energy and Pollution Program at the World Resources Institute, a Washington, D.C., think tank; five years as the Head of the Environment Division at the International Energy Agency in Paris; and for nearly a decade in the 1990s, served the Science Advisor and Deputy Director of the Office of Global Change in the U.S. Department of State. Dr. Pershing holds a Ph.D. in geology and geophysics, and has also held positions in the private sector as a petroleum and mining geologist, and as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota and at American University. He has published and lectured widely on climate and energy issues, and has served as a lead author, review editor and contributor for reports of the Nobel-prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Campus location: Anderson Hall (AND) Campus room: AND 223 Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • Dec 15: Engineering Innovation in Medicine Fall Showcase

    Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Thursday, Dec 15, 2016, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. PST The Engineering Innovation in Medicine Fall 2016 Showcase features the work of thirteen student teams that have been collaborating with clinical mentors to define and solve unmet challenges in healthcare. Students will share lightning pitches and 6-7 teams will be down-selected for continuation into Winter & Spring 2017. Refreshments will be served. Event details are as follows: When: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm Lightning pitches start at 5:00 pm Location: University of Washington, HUB 145 Please RSVP Here Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: 145 Event types: Academics, Exhibits More info: docs.google.com…

  • Dec 16: Technology Management MBA Online Information Session

    Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Online Webinar Friday, Dec 16, 2016, 12 - 12:30 p.m. PST The Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program will reshape the way you work in teams, evolve the way you think about leadership, and provide new perspectives for tackling complex business challenges. Attend this 30 minute online Information Session to learn more about the program, get your questions answered, and see if this 18-month journey is right for you. Please Register HereAbout TMMBA The 18-month TMMBA Program is one of three options for working professionals who want to earn an MBA through the Foster School of Business. Designed for people who are passionate about technology and entrepreneurism, the program offers a comprehensive business management curriculum with an emphasis on innovation and leadership. Modeled on an Executive MBA format, students benefit from a full range of support and services. Classes take place at the Eastside Executive Center in Kirkland, where TMMBA students learn from UW Foster faculty who are thought leaders in their fields. Earning a Foster MBA from the TMMBA Program, you’ll learn alongside talented peers and join an extensive network of high-caliber professionals and innovators from around the world. Event types: Information Sessions Event sponsors: TMMBA Program, E: tmmba@uw.edu, P: 206.221.6914 More info: foster.hobsonsradius.com…

  • Dec 26: Christmas OBSERVED (no classes)

    Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:00 am | Monday, Dec 26, 2016 University holiday, no classes Year: 2016 Quarter: Autumn Event types: Academics

  • Jan 2: New Year's Day OBSERVED (no classes)

    Mon Jan 2, 2017 12:00 am | Monday, Jan 2, 2017 University holiday, no classes Year: 2017 Quarter: Winter Event types: Academics

  • Jan 3: MolES Seminar: Sarah Burke (University of British Columbia)

    Tue Jan 3, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Anderson Hall (AND) Campus room: 223 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.phas.ubc.ca…

  • Jan 5: Clean Energy Inst Seminar: Jianhui Wang, Argonne Natl Lab

    Thu Jan 5, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Jan 5, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. PST Grid Modernization: Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions Our aging grid infrastructure faces increasing challenges from multiple sources including greater demand variability, stricter environmental regulations and growing cyber security concerns. Advanced smart grid technologies provide possible solutions to tackle these challenges. Meanwhile how to best utilize these new devices and technologies such as PMUs and electric vehicles remains a challenge by itself. In this talk, I will address various topics which span a multitude of areas including demand response, stochastic optimization for renewable integration, microgrids and cyber security. I will present the technical issues in implementing these technologies and corresponding potential solutions. Bio: Dr. Jianhui Wang is the Section Manager for Advanced Power Grid Modeling at Argonne National Laboratory. He is the Secretary of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Power System Operations Committee. He has authored/co-authored more than 150 journal and conference publications. He is an editor of Journal of Energy Engineering and Applied Energy. He received the IEEE Chicago Section 2012 Outstanding Young Engineer Award and is an Affiliate Professor at Auburn University and an Adjunct Professor at University of Notre Dame. He has also held visiting positions in Europe, Australia and Hong Kong including a VELUX Visiting Professorship at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Dr. Wang is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer. He is the recipient of the IEEE PES Power System Operation Committee Prize Paper Award in 2015. Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: JHN 102 Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • Jan 10: MolES Seminar: Hao Yuan Kueh (University of Washington

    Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Anderson Hall (AND) Campus room: 223 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: depts.washington.edu…

  • Jan 11: Health Innovation Panel: Customer Discovery & Market Framework

    Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. PST Customer Discovery & Market Framework Targeted at Health Innovation Challenge Teams, but open to all Teams, you now need to be deeply involved in researching your markets and getting to know who your customers are and what they think about your innovative idea. WHY do you need to do this? HOW do you go about it? WHAT might you learn? Come hear a panel of healthcare and health technology experts talk about customer discovery and market framework. Experts from the community are invited to campus winter quarter to talk about important topics relevant to healthcare innovation. This series of three panel events is aimed at students entering the Health Innovation Challenge. The perspective and knowledge gained will be valuable as teams prepare their 5-7 page business summaries, which are required to enter the HIC. These are free events, open to anyone in the community, whether or not they will be participating in the Health Innovation Challenge.  These will be webcast and/or videotaped, then posted to the Health Innovation Challenge website so students on other campuses can benefit. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: 214 Event types: Lectures/Seminars, Special Events, Workshops Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: hic.washington.edu

  • Jan 16: Martin Luther King Day (no classes)

    Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:00 am | Monday, Jan 16, 2017 University holiday, no classes Year: 2017 Quarter: Winter Event types: Academics

  • Jan 17: MolES Seminar: Costas Maranas (Penn State)

    Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Using modeling and computations to analyze and redesign metabolism Metabolism is defined as the full complement of chemical transformations in living systems. In this talk, we will discuss how we can speed up the process of building and correcting organism-specific metabolic models (both stoichiometric and kinetic) using the recently developed MetRxn knowledgebase of curated reaction, metabolite and atom mapping content. We will describe how metabolite and reaction information can be leveraged for identifying thermodynamically feasible, carbon and energy efficient, overall conversion stoichiometries from a substrate to a target product by globally assessing all possible co-reactant/products combinations (optStoic). In addition, we will discuss how global reaction atom mapping information can be used to perform metabolic flux elucidation at a genome-scale revealing how the assumptions implied by core metabolic models may propagate in the inference of internal metabolic fluxes. Finally, we will highlight ongoing efforts that make use of multiple flux datasets of deletion mutants to robustly parameterize kinetic models that approach genome-scale for E. coli and other microbes. Bio Costas D. Maranas (b. 1967), Donald B. Broughton Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University; BS, Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University, Greece, (1990); MA, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (1992); Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (1995); Allan P. Colburn Award for Excellence in Publications by a Young Member of AIChE (2002), Outstanding Young Investigator Award of the Computing and Systems Technology AIChE Division (2006), S.V. Sotirchos Lectureship at 6th Panhellenic Chemical Engineering Conference (2007); Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Premier Research Award (2016) and Outstanding Research Award in (2012). Editorial Boards for PLoS Computational Biology, BMC Systems Biology, IEEE Life Sciences, Biotechnology Journal and Metabolic Engineering; Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE); Reviewer for NSF, NIH and DOE; Research interests: Computational protein design; enzyme and antibody engineering;  reconstruction, curation and analysis of metabolic networks; computational strain design and synthetic biology; metabolism of photosynthetic organisms; metabolism of obligatory anaerobes; modeling of microbial communities; optimization theory and algorithms. Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Anderson Hall (AND) Campus room: 223 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.maranasgroup.com…

  • Jan 19: Science & Technology Showcase

    Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Thursday, Jan 19, 2017, 5 - 7 p.m. PST Are you working on a technology that has potential for commercialization? Do you have a business idea in the science and technology space that you’d like to explore in more depth? Would you like a chance to win cash prizes? If so, register now for the 11th Annual Science & Technology Showcase (STS) co-hosted by SEBA and Foster Business School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. Participating in STS allows you to further explore the commercialization potential of your science- and technology-based ideas by presenting them to an audience of fellow scientists and engineers, MBA students, and a panel of judges that includes prominent entrepreneurs and investors from the Seattle business community. Since STS takes place in conjunction with a UW Business Plan Competition Networking Night, it is an excellent opportunity to find business partners AND to get valuable feedback on your idea and your pitch. Last year we gave away EIGHT cash prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000. You can’t win the money if you don’t enter!  Please note this is a student event and not open to the public. Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM) Campus room: Anthony's Executive Forum, 3rd Floor Event types: Exhibits, Information Sessions, Special Events, Student Activities Event sponsors: Science & Engineering Business Association (SEBA), Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, Amy Sallin, asallin@uw.edu More info: uwseba.com…

  • Jan 19: Networking Night/Team Formation Event

    Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Thursday, Jan 19, 2017, 7 - 8:30 p.m. PST Innovative? Find your people Have an idea? Great. Now you just need to design it, model it, engineer it, create a plan, find funding, and do the marketing. It can be daunting, but we know people who can help you. This meetup is immediately following the Science & Technology Showcase, co-sponsored with SEBA and a great chance to meet students from the sciences, engineering and business schools. Preparing for the Health Innovation Challenge, Environmental Innovation Challenge or the spring Business Plan Competition? This is the only event winter quarter to meet other students who want to join your team. Food and drink provided. Registration link will go live January 2, 2017. Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM) Campus room: Anthony's Executive Forum, 3rd Floor Event types: Exhibits, Information Sessions, Special Events, Student Activities Event sponsors: Science & Engineering Business Association, relations@uwseba.org, Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, Amy Sallin, asallin@uw.edu Facebook: www.facebook.com…

  • Jan 24: MolES Seminar: Pamela Peralta-Yahya (Georgia Tech)

    Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Olfactory receptor-based sensors to accelerate the engineering of chemical-producing microbes Designer microbes that convert inexpensive sugars into biofuels and bioproducts have the potential to provide a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to the synthesis of chemicals from petroleum.  Today, the major challenge in the engineering of microbes for the production of non-colorimetric or non-fluorescent chemicals is to rapidly identify the highest chemical-producing microbe from a pool, akin to finding a needle in a haystack. Current methods rely on chromatography-based technologies for the strain-screening step, which limits the throughput to screening 102 chemical-producing microbes per day. Biosensors that link chemical detection to protein fluorescence will enable the high-throughput screening of chemical-producing microbes (>106 samples per day). The Peralta-Yahya laboratory is pioneering the use of olfactory receptors in yeast as chemical sensors to enable the high-throughput screening of chemical producing microbes. Here, I will present recent work on the development of olfactory receptor-based chemical sensors to rapidly generate sensors for advanced biofuels, specialty chemicals and even non-natural molecules. I will discuss how we are using these sensors for the high-throughput screening of chemical producing microbes, and consider how this throughput now allow us to apply evolutionary approaches to the bioproduction of biofuels and other non-colorimetric chemicals. Biography Dr. Peralta-Yahya is an assistant professor in the Schools of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Her research program focuses on developing olfactory receptor-based chemical sensors for applications in metabolic engineering and bioremediation. Dr. Peralta-Yahya has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University, where she trained under Prof. Virginia Cornish in the development of high-throughput enzyme screens in yeast. Dr. Peralta-Yahya did her postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Prof. Jay Keasling at the University of California, Berkeley, where she specialized in the engineering microbes for the production of advanced biofuels. Dr. Peralta-Yahya’s independent work has been recognized with a DARPA Young Faculty Award, a DuPont Young Professor Award and the Kavli fellowship. Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Anderson Hall (AND) Campus room: 223 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: peralta-yahya.gatech.edu

  • Jan 24: Health Innovation Panel: Business Models & Financial Projections

    Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. PST Business Models and Financial Projections Targeted at Health Innovation Challenge Teams, but open to all The healthcare world has unique economics and understanding that is important if innovations are going to be adopted. After all, it’s usually the PROVIDER (doctor or other professional) who recommends a course of treatment for the PATIENT, but it is the PAYOR (health insurer) that is responsible for paying for some or all of the cost of care. Who decides? Experts from the community are invited to campus winter quarter to talk about important topics relevant to healthcare innovation. This series of three panel events is aimed at students entering the Health Innovation Challenge. The perspective and knowledge gained will be valuable as teams prepare their 5-7 page business summaries, which are required to enter the HIC. These are free events, open to anyone in the community, whether or not they will be participating in the Health Innovation Challenge.  These will be webcast and/or videotaped, then posted to the Health Innovation Challenge website so students on other campuses can benefit. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: 214 Event types: Lectures/Seminars, Special Events, Workshops Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: hic.washington.edu

  • Jan 25: Career Fair + Evening With Industry

    Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017, 12 - 5 p.m. PST Evening With Industry (EWI) is UW Society of Women Engineers' annual career fair & banquet. EWI is open to all students seeking internships, co-ops, and full time employment in the fields of engineering, science, or technology. 12 - 5 p.m. -- Career Fair 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Banquet (invitation only) What sets our event apart from standard career fairs is the banquet portion, as company representatives are given the opportunity to invite outstanding students from the career fair for extra face time and one-on-one networking over a catered dinner. The 35th annual Evening With Industry event is going to be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in the Husky Union Building North Ballroom. If you have further questions, please contact us at ewi.swe.uw@gmail.com or feel free to post on this page. Evening With Industry, connecting you to your future. uwswe.com… Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Event types: Information Sessions, Special Events, Student Activities Event sponsors: UW Society of Women Engineers Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: uwswe.com…

  • Jan 26: Engineering Exploration Night

    Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m. PST Engineering Exploration Night connects engineering alumni and students to discuss engineering careers and fields. Students meet with a diverse group of industry professionals in a "speed date" format. Alumni have the opportunity to: Be a mentor to students considering the pursuit of a degree in engineering. Share with students your experiences as a professional engineer. Answer students' burning questions about engineering fields and professional careers. The annual January event is open to pre-engineers, freshmen and sophomores and includes dinner. Campus location: Maple Hall (MAH) Event types: Special Events Event sponsors: UW College of Engineering More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • Jan 26: Engineering Exploration Night

    Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Thursday, Jan 26, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m. PST Engineering Exploration Night connects engineering alumni and students to discuss engineering careers and fields. Students meet with a diverse group of industry professionals in a "speed date" format. Alumni have the opportunity to: Be a mentor to students considering the pursuit of a degree in engineering. Share with students your experiences as a professional engineer. Answer students' burning questions about engineering fields and professional careers. The annual January event is open to pre-engineers, freshmen and sophomores and includes dinner. Campus location: Maple Hall (MAH) Event types: Special Events Event sponsors: UW College of Engineering More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • Jan 31: MolES Seminar: Andy Geall (Avidity Biosciences)

    Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Anderson Hall (AND) Campus room: 223 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: # More info: www.aviditybiosciences.com…

  • Feb 1: Health Innovation Panel: FDA Regulatory Requirements & IP

    Wed Feb 1, 2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PST FDA Regulatory Requirements and Intellectual Property Targeted at Health Innovation Challenge Teams, but open to all This event is essential for any team planning on bringing a new medical device or therapeutic to the Health Innovation Challenge? The FDA requirements need to be clarified and taken into serious consideration. The same is true for buttoning down your intellectual property. Come hear from the experts who can advise you on what to include in your HIC submission. Experts from the community are invited to campus winter quarter to talk about important topics relevant to healthcare innovation. This series of three panel events is aimed at students entering the Health Innovation Challenge. The perspective and knowledge gained will be valuable as teams prepare their 5-7 page business summaries, which are required to enter the HIC. These are free events, open to anyone in the community, whether or not they will be participating in the Health Innovation Challenge.  These will be webcast and/or videotaped, then posted to the Health Innovation Challenge website so students on other campuses can benefit. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: 214 Event types: Lectures/Seminars, Special Events, Workshops Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com…

  • Feb 2: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: Amy Prieto, Colorado State University

    Thu Feb 2, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Feb 2, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. PST Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: JHN 102 Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • Feb 7: MolES Seminar: Sarah Christine Heilshorn (Stanford)

    Tue Feb 7, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Protein Engineering of Multi-functional Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine Stem cell transplantation is a promising therapy for a myriad of debilitating diseases and injuries; however, current delivery protocols are inadequate. Transplantation by direct injection, which is clinically preferred for its minimal invasiveness, commonly results in less than 5% cell viability, greatly inhibiting clinical outcomes. We demonstrate that mechanical membrane damage results in significant acute loss of viability at clinically relevant injection rates. As a strategy to protect cells from these detrimental forces, we show that cell encapsulation within hydrogels can significantly improve transplanted cell viability. Building on these fundamental studies, we have designed a family of injectable, bioresorbable, customizable hydrogels using protein-engineering technology. By integrating protein science methodologies with simple polymer physics models, we manipulate the polypeptide chain interactions and demonstrate the direct ability to tune the material properties including hydrogel mechanics, cell-adhesion, and biodegradation. Through a series of in vitro and in vivo studies, we demonstrate that protein-engineered hydrogels may significantly improve transplanted stem cell retention and regenerative function. Furthermore, many of the lessons learned about designing injectable biomaterials can be extended to design new bio-inks for 3D printing applications. While 3D printing has enormous potential for tissue engineering, few bio-inks are currently available to facilitate the printing of complex, cell-laden constructs. We demonstrate the design of a new, customizable bio-ink that enables the printing of multiple cell types into distinct geometric forms. Sarah Heilshorn Associate Professor Materials Science and Engineering Stanford University Sarah Heilshorn’s interests include biomaterials in regenerative medicine, engineered proteins with novel assembly properties, microfluidics and photolithography of proteins, and synthesis of materials to influence stem cell differentiation. Current projects include tissue engineering for spinal cord and blood vessel regeneration, designing injectable materials for use in stem cell therapies, and the design of microfluidic devices to study the directed migration of cells (i.e., chemotaxis). She graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1998, and completed her Ph.D. at Caltech in 2004. Dr. Heilshorn’s awards and honors include the National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award, the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, the American Chemical Society’s New Investigator Award. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and a William R. and Gretchen B. Kimball University Fellow in Undergraduate Education at Stanford. Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Anderson Hall (AND) Campus room: 223 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: web.stanford.edu…

  • Feb 10: 2016–17 CSNE Hackathon

    Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:00 pm - 12:00 am | Russell Building1414 NE 42nd Street, Suite 204Seattle, WA 98105 Friday, Feb 10, 5 p.m. - Monday, Feb 13, 2017, 12 p.m. PST The CSNE Hackathon is an annual event held at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) in Seattle, Washington. Teams of students from the University of Washington, San Diego State University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other institutions work together to develop novel technologies addressing sensorimotor neural engineering problems on an accelerated time scale. Students are given 36 hours to develop innovative solutions that address a wide range of sensorimotor neural engineering problems, including finding ways to improve quality of life for those impacted by spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurological conditions. Each team will be provided with an array of hardware, software and their own PC to work with. At the conclusion of the Hackathon, teams will present their project prototypes to a panel of judges and members of the CSNE community. Student application form: https://goo.gl/forms/ro2BcaLItNWFbnei1 More info: http://www.csnehackathon.org Event types: Student Activities Event sponsors: Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, www.csne-erc.org More info: www.csnehackathon.org

  • Feb 20: President's Day (no classes)

    Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:00 am | Monday, Feb 20, 2017 University holiday, no classes Year: 2017 Quarter: Winter Event types: Academics

  • Feb 21: MolES Seminar: Judy Cha (Yale)

    Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Anderson Hall (AND) Campus room: 223 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: seas.yale.edu…

  • Feb 22: Health Innovation Challenge Pitch Clinic (Top Teams Only)

    Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017, 5:30 - 9 p.m. PST Open only to Top Teams accepted for the Health Innovation Challenge final event held on March 1, 2017.  Top Teams will receive pitch coaching from experts to help them prepare for the final day of the competition. Questions? Terri Butler, TLButler@uw.edu Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: 214 Event types: Workshops Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: hic.washington.edu

  • Feb 28: MolES Seminar: Justin Taraska (National Institutes of Health)

    Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Anderson Hall (AND) Campus room: 223 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.nhlbi.nih.gov…

  • Mar 1: Health Innovation Challenge

    Wed Mar 1, 2017 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017, 1 - 6 p.m. PST [Invitation Only] Final event for the UW Health Innovation Challenge. Innovations in health and healthcare are sparking new approaches to wellness, to care and treatment, to safety and access. Students with a passion for health innovation, a knack for solving problems and the desire to make an impact have worked in teams over the past several months to bring their innovative ideas forward. These Top Teams made it through the screening round and will showcase their prototypes and pitch their ideas to an audience of more than 200 professionals serving as judges.  The winners of the prizes, including the $15,000 grand prize, will be announced at the end of the afternoon. For more information visit hic.washington.edu. This event is not open to the public.  If you are interested in attending, contact the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at uwbuerk@uw.edu. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: Lyceum Event types: Special Events Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: hic.washington.edu

  • Mar 2: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: Gao Liu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Thu Mar 2, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Mar 2, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. PST Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: JHN 102 Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • Mar 7: MolES Seminar: Pam Silver (Harvard)

    Tue Mar 7, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Anderson Hall (AND) Campus room: 223 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: silver.med.harvard.edu

  • Mar 10: HCDE Master's Capstone Showcase

    Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Friday, Mar 10, 2017, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. PST Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for the 2016 Master's Capstone Showcase. HCDE's two-quarter Capstone course encourages students to bring the knowledge and skills gained throughout their degree program into one project. The Capstone showcase is your opportunity to talk directly with students about their projects and test interactive demos. Light refreshments will be served. Tag your tweets with #HCDECapstone Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: 145 Event types: Exhibits, Special Events Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering

  • Mar 30: Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

    Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center Thursday, Mar 30, 2017, 1 - 6:30 p.m. PDT Innovative and entrepreneurial students are our best hope for solving some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems. The Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge at the University of Washington taps into the passion, smarts, and motivation that university students have for solving environmental/cleantech problems. In the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge, interdisciplinary student teams define an environmental problem, develop a solution, design and build a prototype, create a business plan that proves their solution has market potential, and pitch to 250+ judges at a demo-day event. This event is not open to the public.  If you are interested in attending, contact Pam Tufts, ptufts@uw.edu. Event types: Special Events Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: foster.uw.edu…

  • Mar 30: Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

    Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, on Mercer Street Thursday, Mar 30, 2017, 1 - 6:30 p.m. PDT Innovative and entrepreneurial students are our best hope for solving some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems. The Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge at the University of Washington taps into the passion, smarts, and motivation that university students have for solving environmental/cleantech problems. In the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge, interdisciplinary student teams define an environmental problem, develop a solution, design and build a prototype, create a business plan that proves their solution has market potential, and pitch to 250+ judges at a demo-day event. This event is not open to the public.  If you are interested in attending, contact the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at uwbuerk@uw.edu. Event types: Special Events Event sponsors: Environmental Innovation Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: foster.uw.edu…

  • Apr 3: Deadline to enter the UW BPC!

    Mon Apr 3, 2017 12:00 am | Online Monday, Apr 3, 2017 The Buerk Center’s Business Plan Competition (a new venture challenge) promotes student innovation and new venture creation, and provides the opportunity for students to showcase their early-stage startups to Seattle-area investors and entrepreneurs. This is not just for business students! The most successful teams are interdisciplinary and include students in a variety of majors: engineering, computer science, political science, public administration, the environment, etc. The entries range from non-profits and social entrepreneurship (local and global), to high-tech, health innovation, consumer products, sustainability/environmental, and everything in between. Campus room: Online Event types: Special Events, Student Activities Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: bpc.washington.edu

  • Apr 13: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: M. Stanley Whittingham, Binghamton University

    Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Apr 13, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT The Ultimate Limits of Intercalation Reactions for Li-Batteries Over the last 40 years, lithium batteries have come from a novelty to dominating and enabling not only the power sources for portable electronics, but also those for electric vehicles and now grid storage. Without them, many of today’s electronics would not exist. They have achieved this success, whilst attaining less than 20% of their theoretical volumetric energy density. Substantial improvements are possible, and will be obtained through materials and engineering breakthroughs. However, there are ultimate limits to what intercalation-based cells can attain, around 1 kWh/liter and 350 Wh/kg at the cell level. It is unlikely that any other battery system will attain higher volumetric energy densities. Bio: Stan Whittingham is a SUNY distinguished professor of chemistry and materials science and engineering at SUNY Binghamton. He received his BA and D Phil degrees in chemistry from Oxford University. He has been active in Li-batteries since 1971 when he won the Young Author Award of the Electrochemical Society for his work on the solid electrolyte beta-alumina. In 1972, he discovered the role of intercalation in battery reactions, which resulted in the first commercial lithium rechargeable batteries that were built by Exxon. In 1988 he returned to academia at SUNY Binghamton to initiate a program in materials chemistry. He was awarded a JSPS Fellowship in the Physics Department of the University of Tokyo in 1993. In 2004 he received the Battery Division research Award. He is presently Director of the NECCES EFRC based at Binghamton. In 2012 he received the Yeager Award of the International Battery Association for his lifetime contributions to battery research; in 2015 he received the Lifetime Contributions to Battery Technology award from NAATBaaT. He is a Fellow of both the Electrochemical Society and the Materials Research Society. He is Vice-Chair, Board of Directors of the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NYBEST). Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • Apr 21: Engineering Discovery Days

    Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Friday, Apr 21, 2017, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT At Engineering Discovery Days, students and faculty from all UW engineering departments share their work with students, teachers, families and the community. We hope you will join us for hands-on fun and learning. The 2-day event is free and open to everyone. Registration is required for all who plan to participate. Please visit the Discovery Days page to learn more and to be notified when registration opens. Campus location: Rainier Vista (LNDMK-3) Event types: Exhibits, Special Events Event sponsors: UW College of Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • Apr 22: Engineering Discovery Days

    Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Saturday, Apr 22, 2017, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT At Engineering Discovery Days, students and faculty from all UW engineering departments share their work with students, teachers, families and the community. We hope you will join us for hands-on fun and learning. The 2-day event is free and open to everyone. Registration is required for all who plan to participate. Please visit the Discovery Days page to learn more and to be notified when registration opens. Campus location: Rainier Vista (LNDMK-3) Event types: Exhibits, Special Events Event sponsors: UW College of Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • Apr 27: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: Regan Zane, Utah State University

    Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Apr 27, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT Transportation Electrification: Technologies Towards a Sustainable Future for Transportation Systems Transportation today consumes over 28% of energy use, produces more than 50% of air pollution, and costs more than $1.5 trillion annually in the US. The transportation sector is the final frontier for achieving the economic and environmental benefits of electrification. Adoption of an electrified system offers the potential benefits of reducing total emissions and cost of ownership by more than half over existing internal combustion engine vehicles. Electrification also offers a shift away from dependence on oil to a highly flexible and reliable electric grid, leveraging a wide range of local energy resources including sources of renewable energy. However, the transition has many challenges, apparent in the fact that after more than a decade on the market, all alternative fuel vehicles combined account for less than 1% of vehicles on the road. This talk will discuss the technical challenges limiting market adoption of electric vehicles, particularly those related to range anxiety, and overview new technologies in development at the Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) aimed at overcoming these challenges and transforming the future of transportation. Bio Regan Zane is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Founder and Director of the Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) at Utah State University. He leads a wide range of research programs in power electronics for electric vehicle drivetrains and charging infrastructure, battery management systems, and dc and ac micro-grids including grid integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage. His programs maintain a strong emphasis on working with government and industry to develop and transition technologies into the marketplace. Prof. Zane received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1999. Prior to joining USU, he was a faculty member at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Colorado Power Electronics Center, CoPEC, 2001 to 2012, and research engineer at GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, 1999 - 2001. He has co-authored over 120 publications and the textbook Digital Control of High-Frequency Switched-Mode Power Converters. He received the NSF Career Award in 2004, the 2005 IEEE Microwave Best Paper Prize, the 2007 and 2009 IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Letter Awards and the 2008 IEEE Power Electronics Society Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award. He received the 2006 Inventor of the Year, 2006 Provost Faculty Achievement, 2008 John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Teaching, and the 2011 Holland Teaching Awards from the University of Colorado. Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Clean Energy Institute

  • May 11: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern University

    Thu May 11, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, May 11, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT The Renaissance of Halide Perovskites: Poor Man’s Semiconductors There is a renaissance in an old class of materials. Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites are a special class of semiconductors that have revolutionized the prospects of emerging photovoltaic technologies in the form of both light harvesters and hole transport materials. The inorganic chemistry of this class of materials is fascinating. These compounds adopt the ABX3 perovskite structure, which consists of a network of corner-sharing BX6 octahedra, where the B atom is a divalent metal cation (typically Ge2+, Sn2+ or Pb2+) and X is a monovalent anion (typically Cl−, Br−, I−); the A cation is selected to balance the total charge and it can be a Cs+ or a small molecular species. Such perovskites afford several important features including excellent optical properties that are tunable by controlling the chemical compositions, they exhibit ambipolar charge transport with high mobilities. Some members exhibit long electron and hole diffusion lengths. The fundamental similarities and differences between MeNH3PbI3, MeNH3SnI3 and MeNH3GeI3 perovskites as well as other low dimensional materials will be discussed. Bio: Mercouri Kanatzidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1957. After obtaining a B. Sc from Aristotle University in Greece, he received his Ph D. in chemistry from the University of Iowa in 1984. He was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University from 1985 to 1987 and is currently Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University. Mercouri moved to Northwestern in the fall of 2006 from Michigan State University where he was a University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry since 1987. His research areas include: Inorganic chemistry, solid state and coordination chemistry of chalcogenide compounds. Design of new materials, exploratory synthesis, thermoelectric materials, nanostructured materials, intermetallics, mesoporous semiconductors, phase-change materials, conducting polymers, intercalation chemistry applications of new materials. He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including: Presidential Young Investigator Award. National Science Foundation, 1989-1994; ACS Inorganic Chemistry Division Award: EXXON Faculty Fellowship in Solid State Chemistry, 1990; Beckman Young Investigator, 1992-1994; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow 1991-1993; Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar 1993-1998; Michigan State University Distinguished Faculty Award 1998; Sigma Xi 2000 Senior Meritorious Faculty Award; University Distinguished Professor MSU 2001; John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow 2002;  Alexander von Humboldt Prize, 2003; Morley Medal, American Chemical Society, Cleveland Section, 2003; Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor, Northwestern University 2006; MRS Fellow 2010; Royal Chemical Society DeGennes Prize 2015; Elected Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society 2015; the ENI Award for the "Renewable Energy Prize" category; the ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry 2016; and the American Physical Society 2016 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials. He has over 950 papers (h-Index=92), 38,000 citations, and 22 patents to his merit. Professor Mercouri also holds an appointment at Argonne National Laboratory and is the editor in chief of the Journal of Solid State Chemistry. Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • May 29: Memorial Day (no classes)

    Mon May 29, 2017 12:00 am | Monday, May 29, 2017 University holiday, no classes Year: 2017 Quarter: Spring Event types: Academics

  • Jun 1: HCDE Open House

    Thu Jun 1, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Thursday, Jun 1, 2017, 4 - 7 p.m. PDT The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) welcomes current students, faculty, alumni, corporate affiliates, prospective students, and friends, to our Open House event on the UW Seattle Campus. Held annually in June, the HCDE Open House features student capstone projects, presentations from Directed Research Groups, prizes, food, and fun. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: Ballroom Event types: Exhibits, Information Sessions, Special Events Event sponsors: Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Jun 9: HCDE 2017 Graduation Ceremony

    Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Friday, Jun 9, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering annually holds a ceremony to celebrate graduates from across our academic programs and recognize select students with awards for academic excellence, leadership, and innovation. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: Ballroom Event types: Ceremonies, Special Events Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering Twitter: #HCDEgrad More info: www.hcde.washington.edu…

  • Jul 4: Independence Day (no classes)

    Tue Jul 4, 2017 12:00 am | Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 University holiday, no classes Year: 2017 Quarter: Summer Event types: Academics