UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS EVERY QUARTER, the UW College of Engineering is redirecting highly qualified students to other departments or dispatching them to other schools, often out of state. The capacity problem is not a soft rain, misting lightly on a select few; it's a downpour. Last year, the college turned away more than 500 prospective engineering majors. Nearly half of upper-division applicants saw their goals blocked. Read more »
THE HEART'S INNER WORKINGS are mysterious, perhaps even more so with a new finding. UW engineers have discovered an electrical property in arteries not seen before in mammalian tissues. Read more »
THREE SPACIOUS CLASSROOMS on the second floor of Loew Hall are open to students 24 hours a day. In the Engineering Academic Center (EAC), students attend collaborative workshops in math, chemistry, and physics. They form learning communities, meet informally for study sessions, and as juniors and seniors, help tutor other students and maintain their "home base." Statistics show that underrepresented students engaged in the EAC graduate with STEM degrees at a 60 percent higher rate than their peers. Read more »
Please join Dean Matt O'Donnell on Friday, May 18, 2012 to honor five eminent engineers with 2012 Diamond Awards for their outstanding professional and community achievements.
Steven Rogel, ’65 BS ChemE for Distinguished Achievement in Industry
Richard "Dick" Sandaas, ’60 BS ME for Distinguished Achievement in Industry
Anne Condon, ’87 PhD CS for Distinguished Achievement in Academia
Bonnie J. Dunbar, ’71 BS, ’76 MS MSE for Distinguished Service
Greg Badros, ’98 MS, ’00 PhD CSE for Early Career
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