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An older person's hands hold a smart phone. The person is wearing a blue sweater.

Thu, 05/23/2024 | UW News

Older adults, tech and COVID

UW researchers interviewed 16 adults, ages 65 to 80, about how their technology use with their social support networks changed during the pandemic.

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Wed, 05/22/2024 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

Origami breakthrough

Ph.D. student Jimmy O’Neil proves origami tubes deliver softer impacts and breaks a manufacturing barrier with broad applications.

A black-and-white photo of a computer chip with the letters "AI" stamped on it, mounted to a motherboard

Wed, 05/22/2024 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

A call for AI data transparency

Electrical and computer engineering alumnus and affiliate professor Jai Jaisimha is the co-founder of the Transparency Coalition.ai, a nonprofit that advocates for transparency and regulation of the data used to train artificial intelligence.

A computer screen with the YouTube logo, a red rectangle with a triangle in it, above links to Home and Trending

Fri, 05/17/2024 | UW News

Curbing misinformation on YouTube

UW researchers have developed a prototype browser extension called Viblio, which lets viewers and creators add citations to the timelines of YouTube videos.

Two wooden artist's models placed in running motion, side-by-side in front of a dark background

Wed, 05/15/2024 | UW Electrical and Computer Engineering

Why animals can outrun robots

Researchers investigate why walking, running, and jumping are challenging tasks for robots while the same activities appear to be relatively easy for humans and other animals.

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Mon, 05/13/2024 | UW News

Reducing teen stress with VR

UW researchers find that a virtual reality environment for teens may offer an accessible, affordable way to reduce stress.

A small brown circuit board sits on a gray background. To its right are a small copper plate, sheets of glass fibers in a crosshatch pattern, small chunks of vitrimer plastic that’s been removed from a circuit board, and a computer chip.

Thu, 05/09/2024 | UW News

Recyclable circuit boards

A UW-led team has developed a printed circuit board that can be recycled repeatedly with negligible material loss.

A group of students, including one adult and several pre-teens, engaging in a science experiment in a classroom setting

Tue, 05/07/2024 | UW News

Discovery Days 2024

Elementary and middle school students from across Washington visited the UW to learn about engineering at Discovery Days this month.

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Thu, 05/02/2024 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

A biochar solution for urban runoff

Civil and environmental engineering researchers test biologically derived charcoal filters and fungi as tools in purifying city waters, a step towards eco-friendly solutions.

A hand holds a smartphone with the TikTok app open.

Mon, 04/29/2024 | UW News

Understanding TikTok

Allen School Associate Professor Franziska Roesner discusses how TikTok’s ‘black box’ algorithm and design shape user behavior.

A woman in a white lab coat and blue gloves sitting at a desk with a computer displaying green fluorescent cell imaging

Thu, 04/25/2024 | UW Medicine

AI to help speed protein engineering

Study findings promise to shift the field away from trial-and-error approach and toward computational approaches.

Close-up of a small, clear microchip with blue electronic circuitry held between two fingers.

Mon, 04/22/2024 | UW News

UPWARDS for the future

The UW is leading an international group in semiconductor research and workforce development.

Jubilee drops pink liquid into a small glass, surrounded by several other small containers filled with different colors

Wed, 04/17/2024 | UW Chemical Engineering

Recruiting robots for materials discovery

Chemical engineering researchers are using open-source tools to build modular robots that can run complex experiments.

Jenq Neng Hwang

Mon, 04/15/2024 | UW News

Training AI without enough data

 Jeng-Neng Hwang, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, discusses his team's method to training AI when there are limited datasets.

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Thu, 04/11/2024 | UW News

US News' Best Graduate Schools

UW's graduate programs in AI, programming language, systems and computer science overall placed in the top ten. Other engineering programs have yet to be announced.

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Tue, 04/09/2024 | UW News

Cross-Pacific AI

The UW joins a landmark $110 million cross-Pacific effort and will partner with Amazon, NVIDIA and the University of Tsukuba, Japan, to advance artificial intelligence.

render of a group of rockets on a station

Fri, 04/05/2024 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

Breaking a barrier

Prize-winning algorithm by two engineering PhD students takes less than a second to help a rocket make planetary landing.

The UW C-1 Bio team holding a massive check commemorating their second place prize

Wed, 04/03/2024 | UW Foster Blog

Environmental Innovation Challenge winners

Congrats to the engineering student teams that won prizes at the 2024 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge!

Shaohang Hao stands next to a prototype device to recover patients from multiorgan failure

Mon, 04/01/2024 | UW Medicine

Rescuing patients from multiorgan failure

In a recent study, a prototype device developed by UW Engineering and UW Medicine researchers helped patients recover from multiorgan failure.

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Thu, 03/28/2024 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ultra-flat optics for thermal imaging

Using a new inverse design framework, a UW research team has demonstrated broadband thermal imaging with meta-optics for a wide range of applications.

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Tue, 03/26/2024 | UW News

Computational embroidery

UW researchers taught high schoolers to code with cultural research and embroidery machines.

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Fri, 03/22/2024 | National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)

Honoring inclusive excellence

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education has honored Associate Dean Karen Thomas-Brown with its 2024 "Rising Star" Inclusive Excellence Award.

Bingzhao Li working with lab equipment. The room is dark and the lab equipment is giving off a purple glow from lasers used in Li's work.

Thu, 03/21/2024 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Bringing light and sound into computer chips

Bingzhao Li is a postdoctoral research fellow in the UW Laboratory of Photonic Systems, which researches integrated photonic devices, optoelectronic materials and quantum photonics.

model of a human heart

Wed, 03/20/2024 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Harvesting heartbeat energy

Engineering and UW Medicine researchers are creating a pacemaker "sleeve" that can partially recharge a leadless pacemaker.

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Mon, 03/18/2024 | UW CoMotion

The spark of intention

Three academic entrepreneurs share how personal experiences and perspectives guide their work to build better businesses and a better world.