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Tue, 12/20/2022 | UW Human Centered Design & Engineering

Improving trust in COVID vaccines

UW researchers are working with the public to design research summaries that improve awareness and trust in COVID vaccine safety research.

Yinhai Wang and Margo Hill

Thu, 12/15/2022 | UW Civil and Environmental Engineering

Northwestern Tribal Transportation Center

A new center will be headquartered in CEE to support tribal communities in the Pacific Northwest with a variety of technical transportation needs.

Yejin Choi

Tue, 12/13/2022 | UW Magazine

Genius at work

The MacArthur Foundation honors Allen School Professor Yejin Choi, who teaches human language to computers.

Three people in a lab looking at a computer

Mon, 12/12/2022

Preparing tomorrow’s clean energy leaders

A multi-disciplinary course is training students across the scales of clean energy — from materials and devices to storage and power grid integration.

Raymond Haug

Fri, 12/09/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

STEM opportunities in prison settings

ME undergrad Raymond Haug shares his experiences with STEM outreach for people impacted by incarceration.

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Wed, 12/07/2022 | UW News

Alzheimer's advancements

According to a recent study, a new blood test developed by UW researchers can detect a ‘toxic’ protein years before Alzheimer’s symptoms emerge.

I-5 leading into Downtown Seattle at night

Thu, 12/01/2022 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Bridging the gap

A new study predicts less damage than previously expected to bridges in Western Washington following a M9 earthquake.

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Tue, 11/29/2022 | UW News

Highly cited researchers

Congrats to the UW Engineering faculty and researchers who've been named to Clarivate's Highly Cited Researchers list for 2022.

Three UW students and Jeopardy's co-hosts

Wed, 11/23/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Engineering undergrad competes on 'College Bowl'

Mechanical engineering student Shruthika Kandukuri shares her recent experiences on the television game show.

A screenshot of a virtual tour of a house. The scene is in a living room and there is a bar over the picture that says "click to explore this 3D space"

Tue, 11/22/2022 | UW News

Privacy and 3D real estate tours

Allen School researchers find privacy risks with 3D tours on real estate websites.

Prostate biopsy 3D dataset

Thu, 11/17/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Accelerating 3D imaging

Researchers in the Molecular Biophotonics Laboratory are scaling up cancer research and microscopy technologies to include collaborations with other universities.

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Tue, 11/15/2022 | Allen School News

Making "magical concepts" real

Allen School Professor Huijia (Rachel) Lin has been named one of Science News’ 10 Scientists to Watch for her exploration of “magical concepts” in cryptography – seeming paradoxes that turn out to be possible.

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Thu, 11/10/2022 | UW Chemical Engineering

Introducing CSSAS 2.0

The Center for the Science of Synthesis Across Scales (CSSAS), which focuses on bio-inspired materials synthesis, enters new phase of research.

Two male employees working on the Zap Energy nuclear reactor prototype

Tue, 11/08/2022 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Bringing fusion power to the grid

Originating from UW research, Zap Energy is on its way to making sustainable energy from nuclear fusion a practical reality.

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Mon, 11/07/2022

Healthy people, healthy planet

Learn how the UW Engineering community is transforming research into actions that improve and save lives across the country — and around the world.

Two rendering illustrations of a small movement tracking device

Thu, 11/03/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Advancing sensor technology

Mechanical engineering researchers are developing sensors that recognize body and eye movement, which could improve people’s ability to interact with technology.

A child sits in a chair and a person sits next to them. The person is holding a probe to the child's ear. The probe is connected to a smartphone on the person's lap.

Tue, 11/01/2022 | UW News

Making hearing screening accessible

A UW-led research team has created a new hearing screening system that uses a smartphone and earbuds.

Maggie Ramirez holding a diploma

Mon, 10/31/2022 | UW School of Public Health

How engineering inspired Maggie Ramirez to research public health equity

Spotlight on Maggie Ramirez, William L. Dowling Endowed Professor in Health Administration

Joan Sanders, a UW professor of bioengineering, holds a prototype auto-adjusting prosthesis that her team developed.

Fri, 10/28/2022 | UW News

The perfect fit for a prosthetic leg

BioE Professor Joan Sanders' team is creating a new type of prosthetic leg: one that automatically adjusts its fit throughout the day.

An aerial shot of Seattle showing a large road surrounded by neighborhoods and businesses. There is water on the right and downtown is in the top left.

Wed, 10/26/2022 | UW News

A new approach to eliminate air pollution disparities

After comparing three strategies for reducing air pollution disparities across the U.S., researchers have found that a community-specific approach is most effective.

Marco Salviato headshot

Fri, 10/21/2022

Marco Salviato named as Director of the Advanced Composites Center

The associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics will also serve as Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures.

A screenshot of a map of New York City. Rail stations are shown as green (accessible), yellow (elevator outage) or orange (not accessible) circles

Tue, 10/18/2022 | UW News

Real-time accessibility info for rail transit

Allen School researchers have developed UnlockedMaps, a web-based map that allows users to see in real time how accessible rail transit stations are in six metro areas.

Man walking on a treadmill wearing an exoskeleton device while a female researcher stands next to him monitoring his activity on a tablet

Fri, 10/14/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Supporting mobility in cerebral palsy

Graduate student Alyssa Spomer is exploring how a robotic exoskeleton paired with real-time feedback can enhance rehabilitation therapy for children with cerebral palsy.

Yejin Choi

Wed, 10/12/2022 | UW News

Yejin Choi wins MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant’

The Allen School professor uses natural language processing to develop AI systems that have the ability to reason and can understand the implied meanings in human language.

Laila Abudahi headshot

Fri, 10/07/2022 | UW ECE News

A 'lighthouse' for engineering talent

ECE alumna Laila Abudahi created a social impact startup in the Middle East that provides job opportunities for young engineers.