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Photo of rover on simulated lunar surface

Fri, 08/19/2022 | UW News

Lunar rover challenge

The UW hosts NASA's Artemis Student Challenge, in which student teams turn model lunar lava tubes into habitats suitable for housing on the moon or Mars.

Collage of people's faces

Mon, 08/15/2022

UW + Amazon Science Hub awards

Six UW Engineering professors will advance AI and robotics research as part of Science Hub's inaugural set of research awards.

Judy Khalamwa standing at an indoor construction site wearing an orange safety vest

Thu, 08/11/2022 | UW Civil and Environmental Engineering

Aligning career with life purpose

Judy Khalamwa wanted to both further her career and make her work more meaningful. To get started, she enrolled in CEE’s online Master of Science in Construction Engineering program.

Closeup of person's fingers grasping mobile phone with camera facing outward in eerie red and blue light, person's face and hair are blurred behind the phone against a dark background

Mon, 08/08/2022 | Allen School News

Designing beyond the default

Allen School researchers receive NSF award to address privacy and security needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations.

Exterior rendering: student walking towards the interdisciplinary engineering building

Thu, 08/04/2022 | UW News

Investment in engineering education

The UW will break ground this fall on a new, $90 million Interdisciplinary Engineering Building, thanks in part to a $10 million donation from The Boeing Co. Once complete, the state-of-the-art building will be a leading example of a student-focused learning facility backed by both public and private investments.

Portrait of Corey Clay

Thu, 08/04/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Meet Corey Clay

ME’s new Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer shares the experiences that led him to DEI work and efforts underway to increase representation in the department.

Leg with prosthetic socket

Wed, 08/03/2022 | UW Bioengineering

First successful auto-adjusting prosthetic socket

UW researchers have developed the first adaptive socket, giving people with limb amputation a new level of freedom.

fusion energy development illustration

Mon, 08/01/2022 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

Fusion energy is getting its moment

Fusion energy is taking off thanks to advancements from UW labs and spinoff companies.

22 objects on a table top. Objects include white 3D printed shapes and also random household items such as a drill, a mustard container, a bowl and a tennis ball

Fri, 07/29/2022 | UW News

3D printed gripper

A UW team has created a tool that can design a 3D-printable passive gripper and calculate the best path to pick up an object, making it possible for assembly-line robots to pick up almost anything.

Bart Nijssen headshot

Tue, 07/26/2022

Bart Nijssen to serve as chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering

The Allan & Inger Osberg Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering will begin his appointment on Sept. 1.

Howard Hu

Fri, 07/22/2022 | UW Magazine

From ‘Star Wars’ to the stars

NASA is going back to the moon and planning to land humans on Mars, thanks in part to Orion manager and UW Engineering alumnus Howard Hu.

Denise Wilson

Wed, 07/20/2022 | UW News

Sex, Gender and Engineering

ECE professor Denise Wilson’s new book and course on sexual harassment in engineering seek to disrupt culture of silence.

Jim Pfaendtner and Jihui Yang headshots

Fri, 07/15/2022 | UW News

Faculty elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Jim Pfaendtner, professor and chair of chemical engineering, and Jihui Yang, materials science and engineering professor and vice dean of the College, are among the seven UW faculty members joining the Academy this year.

Robots book cover

Wed, 07/13/2022

Professor and student author new children’s book

A new kids’ book by Professor Faisal Hossein and graduate student Qishi Zhou highlights how technological breakthroughs predated the internet and were inspired by the natural world.

A person wearing earbuds and looking at their phone, which shows the ClearBuds app on it. App is showing details about the left and right earbuds and has the option to turn on noise suppression.

Mon, 07/11/2022 | UW News

Using deep learning to clear up calls

UW researchers have developed ClearBuds, the first wireless earbuds that enhance the speaker's voice and reduce background noise.

Illustration of a network

Mon, 07/11/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

AI for engineering

The AI Institute in Dynamic Systems isn’t quite a year old, but its directors are already laying the groundwork to transform engineering education and, ultimately, the field.

An artistic rendering of a silicon-based switch that manipulates light through the use of phase-change material (dark blue segment) and graphene heater (honeycomb lattice).

Fri, 07/08/2022 | UW NanoES

Next-generation data centers within reach

A UW research team has designed an energy-efficient, silicon-based non-volatile switch that manipulates light and could help advance both information technology and quantum computing.

Group photo of the Sampe team

Wed, 06/29/2022 | UW Materials Science & Engineering

Building bridges

The UW’s Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) team takes first at this year’s competition.

Cars on a roadway in China

Mon, 06/27/2022 | UW Civil and Environmental Engineering

Air pollution disparities in China

UW researchers have uncovered that people living in China who have a higher socioeconomic status are actually more exposed to outdoor air pollution.

Researchers looking at yeast plates in the lab

Mon, 06/27/2022 | Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

Unlocking biotechnology with RNA

Recent molecular engineering graduates Jason Fontana and David Sparkman-Yager share their journey to commercialize their platform to design ‘smart’ RNA.

Closeup of person’s hands holding rubber-tipped ear canal probe and smartphone attached to 3D-printed casing.

Thu, 06/23/2022 | Allen School News

Smartphones for testing middle ear function

A smartphone-based tympanometry system from UW researchers offers a pocket-sized solution for testing middle ear function.

Gary Lai portrait

Tue, 06/21/2022 | UW Magazine

Engineering alum helps lead Blue Origin into space

Gary Lai, ’99, an A&A alum and lead architect of Blue Origin’s New Shepard program, joined five other passengers for the company’s fourth suborbital space flight in March.

Leilani Battle

Thu, 06/16/2022 | Allen School News

New ways to explore massive datasets

The Allen School’s Leilani Battle is recognized for her work to advance new tools and techniques for exploring massive datasets.

Trees in a forest. The trees are blanketed by heavy snow.

Mon, 06/13/2022 | UW News

Is there snow in that tree?

Snow Spotter, a citizen science project created by UW researchers, helps unpack snow’s effect on summer water supplies.

Students hiking up to the Easton Glacier

Mon, 06/13/2022

A mountain of learning

There’s an ideal way for students to learn about retreating glaciers: Visit them for the day.