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A researcher holds a phone to a patient's forehead.

Tue, 06/27/2023 | UW News

Transforming smartphones into thermometers

A team led by UW researchers has created an app—FeverPhone—that transforms smartphones into thermometers without adding new hardware.

Outline map of the United States with stars and dots on various locations indicating the presence of lead organizations or organizations with subawards under the National AI Research Institutes program, accompanied by the NSF logo.

Thu, 06/22/2023 | Allen School News

National AI Research Institutes

Allen School faculty Simon Du and Sewoong Oh will advance AI for responding to threats both natural and human-made as part of two new NSF-led National AI Research Institutes.

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Wed, 06/21/2023 | UW Medicine

Students, experts collaborate over kidney stones in space

Seven Florida high school students with accomplished science résumés visited Seattle recently to learn from researchers at UW Medicine and the University of Washington. The relationship between the two groups dates back to 2019, when the students, who were middle schoolers at the time, joined a club dedicated to robotics

Male student playing viola

Tue, 06/20/2023 | University of Washington

String theory

The synergy of math and music powers the UW Symphony. Watch a video, which features engineering and computer science students.

Four Polaroid photos of students smiling at the camera during the engineering formals, set against a purple and yellow ripped paper background

Tue, 06/20/2023

A formal education

Across the College of Engineering, dances grow in popularity and number post-COVID.

Sara Mouradian portrait

Thu, 06/15/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Quantum tech for real-world applications

Sara Mouradian, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is building quantum technologies for computing, communication and sensing.

scientists working in a lab

Tue, 06/13/2023 | UW News

Washington's clean energy future

Work happening at the UW’s Washington Clean Energy Testbeds is helping to position the university as the epicenter of Washington state's clean energy revolution.

Student wearing protective gear while holding iPad. Overlaid text: "Proud to be a partner of the Northwestern University Semiconductor Network"

Mon, 06/12/2023 | Micron

UW College of Engineering joins Northwest University Semiconductor Network

The network, established by Micron Technology, will drive foundational and emerging research to increase students’ opportunities for experiential learning across the semiconductor ecosystem, with equitable access for underrepresented students, including those in rural and tribal communities.

A hand holding a spring roll open in the palm. Inside the spring roll are noodles and finely chopped vegetables. Behind the hand is a plate containing more vegetables.

Thu, 06/08/2023 | UW News

Have a favorite food memory?

Human centered design and engineering doctoral student Danli Luo has developed a technology that may help take you back.

A Mobile Unit for Sensing Traffic (MUST) sensor in the foreground and two researchers working on laptops in the background

Tue, 06/06/2023 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Fighting fatalities with facts

UW researchers are working with the community on a data-driven approach to improve traffic safety and save lives at Yakama Nation’s deadliest intersection.

Group of students holding two big check awards

Thu, 06/01/2023 | UW Foster School of Business

Startup competition success

Congrats to the engineering and computer science student teams that took home first, second, third and more prizes at the 2023 Dempsey Startup Competition!

Radha Poovendran headshot

Tue, 05/30/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Using AI to defend against cyberthreats

Radha Poovendran, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be the UW lead for an NSF-funded institute developing AI tools for responding to cyberthreats.

Man smiling to the camera, standing in front of a building

Tue, 05/30/2023 | University of Washington Magazine

A life transformed

Raymond Haug was caught in a cycle of addiction, homelessness and prison. With the help of scholarships, he shifted gears and found a calling in mechanical engineering.

A screenshot shows Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Amal Nanavati, a participant and Tyler Schrenk smiling for a photo. Alves-Oliveira is wearing a white shirt and is sitting in a classroom. Nanavati is wearing an orange shirt and his background is blurred. The participant is wearing a brown shirt and is sitting in front of a window. Schrenk is wearing a blue shirt and sitting in front of a wood-paneled background.

Fri, 05/26/2023 | Allen School News

Setting the table for a brighter future

With help from robots, Allen School researchers are making social dining more accessible.

Faisal Hossain

Wed, 05/24/2023 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Excellence in global engagement

Faisal Hossein, professor of civil and environmental engineering, is named the inaugural recipient of the UW Excellence in Global Engagement Award.

Starfish Otter pup in space

Mon, 05/22/2023 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

Tugs in space

Aeronautics and astronautics researchers tackle the challenge of precision trajectory planning and rendezvous with electric propulsion.

James Carothers

Tue, 05/16/2023

James Carothers to serve as interim chair of Chemical Engineering

The Dan Evans Career Development Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering will begin his two-year appointment on June 15, 2023.

A visualization of p97, an enzyme that plays a crucial role in regulating proteins in cancer cells, inhibited from completing its normal reaction cycle by a potential small molecule drug

Mon, 05/15/2023 | Allen School News

Introducing BioTranslator

Researchers unveil a machine learning model that bridges biological data and text to accelerate biomedical discovery.

A 10-story building constructed from mass timber and designed to withstand Seattle-area earthquakes is tested at one of the largest shake tables in San Diego.

Thu, 05/11/2023 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Timber triumph

Civil and environmental engineering researchers test a sustainable and seismically resilient 10-story mass timber building.

Flock of birds flying across sunset

Tue, 05/09/2023 | UW Mechanical Engineering

To improve robots, look to birds

Mechanical engineering researchers improved a mathematical model describing how birds flock together – which could be applied to build robots that move in similar ways.

digital illustration of yellow dots and lines that form what looks like a sun

Mon, 05/08/2023

Why quantum matters

UW scientists and engineers share their thoughts on the potential of quantum research and why it’s so important now.

A snake’s musculoskeletal system

Fri, 05/05/2023 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

Put more muscle into that structure

Inspired by a snake's biology, aeronautics and astronautics researchers add soft actuation to rigid structures for key aerospace benefits.

Aerial view of a city showing a network of multi-lane streets, sidewalks and crosswalks flanked by a row of tall buildings of metal, glass and concrete with smooth facades. In the middle of the main boulevard, divided by a pedestrian courtyard with red, dedicated bike lanes along one edge and featuring a copse of leafy trees in the center, two oval-shaped cut-outs reveal additional streets traversing the same section of city a level below. People are walking around the courtyard and along the sidewalks.

Tue, 05/02/2023 | Allen School News

From Seattle to São Paulo

The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology is mapping the world, and improving accessibility, one sidewalk at a time.

Green island with curved glass buildings and Manhattan in the background

Fri, 04/28/2023 | UW News

New York Climate Exchange

The UW is a core member of newly announced New York Climate Exchange, a first-of-its kind international center for developing solutions to our global climate crisis.

Genom e-traffic iIllustration

Wed, 04/26/2023 | UW Bioengineering

Watching traffic jams on the genomic highway

UW and UW Medicine researchers have developed a new method for measuring the speed of enzymes on different regions of the genome inside living cells.