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The cover of a ColorMePHD coloring book

Tue, 01/09/2024 | UW News

Cells, microscopes and scientists

A chemical engineering professor’s coloring book makes science accessible.

Closeup of a microchip

Mon, 01/08/2024

Chips, science and engineering

Dean Nancy Allbritton on what the CHIPS and Science Act means for the College of Engineering, the UW and the state of Washington.

3D Brain Microvessels

Thu, 01/04/2024 | UW Bioengineering

Unraveling the mysteries of malaria

UW bioengineering researchers conduct a breakthrough study in 3D brain microvessel models.

Pile of colorful 3-D printed tiles with social media platform logos, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat

Wed, 01/03/2024 | Allen School News

The architects of our digital spaces

How researchers in the Allen School’s Social Futures Lab are making social media better by design.

a group of fish jumping out of a waterfall

Wed, 12/27/2023 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

Supporting tribal-led salmon monitoring

UW researchers are working with the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe to develop a drone-based salmon survey method for resource management.

Group photo of the NEMS 2023 class

Tue, 12/26/2023 | UW Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

Empowering students with nanotechnology insights

Seattle-are community college students explore nanotechnology through a four-week intensive summer program that is part of the Path to UW Program.

A hand wearing a glove next to a paw print in the snow

Tue, 12/26/2023 | UW News

How changing snow affects wildlife

Two UW professors teamed up to find out how climate change will affect how predators hunt prey.

child's hands adjusting a circuit board

Mon, 12/18/2023

The art of early engineering education

Embracing creativity, four faculty reach the earliest of audiences and inspire the next generation of engineers.

Woman standing next to a metal railing, placing an object inside a flume at the Harris Hydraulics Lab

Mon, 12/18/2023 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Monitoring for marine life

A team is testing new methods to assess the potential impacts of tidal turbines on marine mammals.

A group of students standing behind small aircrafts placed on the floor

Wed, 12/13/2023

Taking hands-on learning to new heights

More than 80 students join together to design and develop a radio-controlled aircraft as part of the UW chapter of Design Build Fly.

Campus view in the fall

Mon, 12/11/2023 | UW News

2023's highly cited researchers

Congrats to College of Engineering faculty and researchers who've been named to Clarivate's Highly Cited Researchers list for 2023.

a group of people wearing safety vests and hardhats standing in the IEB construction site

Mon, 12/11/2023

Construction site turned classroom

Undergraduates from civil and environmental engineering tour the under-construction Interdisciplinary Engineering Building to inspect reinforcing steel.

This image compares 16 images generated by Stable Diffusion. In the lower right quadrant, images generated to represent “a person from Papua New Guinea” show four dark-skinned people, while the other 12 images, representing people from Oceania, Australia and New Zealand show only light-skinned people.

Thu, 12/07/2023 | UW News

AI imaging software and stereotypes

A UW study has found that AI image generator Stable Diffusion perpetuates racial and gendered stereotypes.

An assistive-feeding robotic arm attached to a wheelchair uses a fork to stab a piece of fruit on a plate among other fruits.

Tue, 12/05/2023 | UW News

A robot's journey

Allen School researchers discuss the successes and challenges of developing assistive-feeding robots.

Margot Adam standing in front of a lake outside of Austin, Texas

Fri, 12/01/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Public policy and renewable energy

Recent electrical and computer engineering grad Margot Adam is studying public policy to improve renewable energy production, distribution and access.

Pollack Lab Water flow

Wed, 11/29/2023 | UW Bioengineering

Is blood driven by the heart alone?

UW bioengineering researchers have found that it’s not just the heart that pumps blood.

A map of the globe shows whale catch distributions using circles and lines.

Mon, 11/27/2023 | UW News

Tracking whales

WhaleVis turns more than a century of whaling data into an interactive map.

A black and white photo of the "Boys in the Boat" UW rowing team

Mon, 11/27/2023

Pulling together

Did you know that seven of the nine "Boys in the Boat" were engineering students? Learn more about the UW rowing team that won Olympic gold in 1936.

A man wearing a surgical mask and headphones walks through the University of Washington campus while holding a smartphone. People walk behind him.

Wed, 11/22/2023 | UW News

AI for noise-canceling headphones

A UW-led team has developed deep-learning algorithms that let users pick which sounds filter through their headphones in real time.

Rendering of DNA strands

Mon, 11/20/2023 | UW Chemical Engineering

Making bacteria work smarter

Chemical engineers are harnessing genetic engineering tools to rewire biological systems.

View of Afytos Beach near Thessaloniki in Greece

Fri, 11/17/2023 | UW Materials Science and Engineering

Batteries and baklava

A passion for nanomaterials can take you places. For two materials science and engineering students this past summer, that meant Greece.

Four AI-generated images show different interpretations of a doll-sized “crocheted lavender husky wearing ski goggles,” including two pictured outdoors and one against a white background.

Wed, 11/15/2023 | UW News

Can AI help boost accessibility?

UW researchers tested AI tools’ utility for accessibility. Though they found cases in which the tools were helpful, they also found significant problems.

Dennis Heaney and Jon Freeman headshots

Wed, 11/08/2023 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering veterans spotlight

Two mechanical engineering alums and military veterans share their experiences and insights.

Two military officers in white uniform with their right arm raised at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium

Mon, 11/06/2023 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

From uniforms to Huskies

Military leaders forge new paths pursuing graduate degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

Ocean wave

Mon, 11/06/2023

Addressing the climate crisis

Learn how the UW Engineering community is taking action through research, teaching and collaboration.