Wed, 04/07/2021Environmental innovation wins
Student teams placed second and won special prizes in the 2021 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge.
Mon, 04/05/2021‘Telling Stories’: Imagined tales of artificial intelligence presented by the UW Tech Policy Lab
For “Telling Stories: On Culturally Responsive Artificial Intelligence,” the UW Tech Policy Lab collects stories of AI and its effects on future life. The lab is an interdisciplinary collaboration of the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Information School and School of Law.
Mon, 04/05/2021 | College of EngineeringAlzheimer’s research gets a boost
Bioengineering startup AltPep advances its technology for the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s and other amyloid diseases.
Thu, 04/01/2021 | UW NewsNew system that uses smartphone or computer cameras to measure pulse, respiration rate could help future personalized telehealth appointments
A University of Washington-led team has developed a method that uses the camera on a person’s smartphone or computer to take their pulse and respiration signal from a real-time video of their face.
Wed, 03/31/2021 | Department of BioengineeringDelayed action gene switch controls when stem cells become T cells
Bioengineering assistant professor Hao Yuan Kueh has uncovered a molecular timer used by stem cells to control when they differentiate, or turn into a specialized cell type.
Wed, 03/31/2021 | Department of BioengineeringNew approach builds capillaries in full 3D complexity
Bioengineering associate professor Ying Zheng has developed a technique that replicates microvasculature in full 3D complexity using multiphoton ablation and laser-guided cellularization.
Thu, 03/25/2021 | College of EngineeringThe carbon fiber state
How Washington became a global epicenter for advanced carbon fiber.
Mon, 03/22/2021 | Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringA larger, clearer window into the brain
UW researchers have received a National Institutes of Health grant to lead a team in creating a unique device for brain study.
Thu, 03/18/2021 | UW Graduate SchoolBuilding for sustainability
Doctoral student Nathalie Thelemaque is studying infrastructure's impact on the environment and communities so she can create sustainable systems.
Wed, 03/10/2021Helpful behavior during pandemic tied to recognizing common humanity
A new University of Washington study links helpful behavior during the pandemic, such as donating medical supplies, to individuals’ feelings of connection to others.
Tue, 03/09/2021Alexa, do I have an irregular heart rhythm? First AI system for contactless monitoring of heart rhythm using smart speakers
UW researchers have developed a new skill for a smart speaker that acts as a contactless monitor for both regular and irregular heartbeats.
Mon, 03/08/2021Making connections
When Sheldon Levias came to the UW as an engineering student, he never imagined the path he would travel as an educator and adviser.
Fri, 03/05/2021UW Center for an Informed Public co-authors report on mis- and disinformation surrounding the 2020 U.S. election
The Election Integrity Partnership, a nonpartisan coalition of research institutions, including the University of Washington, released its final report on voting-related mis- and disinformation during the 2020 U.S. elections.
Fri, 03/05/2021Engineering students win big
Engineering teams placed second, third, and won special prizes in the 2021 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge.
Mon, 02/22/2021Professor Karen Thomas-Brown named new Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
"In this position, Karen will lead the college’s ongoing efforts to become an accessible, welcoming, and inclusive community."
Fri, 02/19/2021 | UW News‘Small moon’ shapes allow DNA devices to attach precisely
A team of engineers has developed a technique that allows the precise placement of molecules formed from folded DNA in not only a specific location but also in a specific orientation.
Fri, 02/19/2021 | UW Graduate SchoolHow Colleen O'Connor is helping kids love science
The bioengineering doctoral student is supporting a more diverse field of STEM learners through community outreach.
Fri, 02/19/2021 | UW NewsVice Provost for Research Mary Lidstrom stepping down after 15 years
Dr. Mary Lidstrom, professor of chemical engineering and of microbiology, will step down on Aug. 31 as the UW’s Vice Provost for Research.
Thu, 02/18/2021 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsNew law of physics finds a sweet spot for aircraft efficiency
Newly discovered law of physics provides the blueprint to boost aircraft efficiency.
Fri, 02/12/2021 | Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringLooking ahead to give back
UW alumna Booga Gilbertson has established the “You Rock” Endowed Scholarship in Electrical & Computer Engineering. The fund will help support undergraduate students, especially those from rural communities or who have lacked educational opportunities in STEM or computer science.
Wed, 02/10/2021 | UW News1,000 inspiring Black scientists
A list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists published by Cell Mentor in December 2020 includes CEE Assistant Professor Jessica Ray, ChemE Associate Professor James Carothers and ME Acting Assistant Professor Ayokunle Olanrewaju.
Wed, 02/10/2021 | National Academy of EngineeringMari Ostendorf elected to NAE
ECE professor Mari Ostendorf has been elected to the 2021 National Academy of Engineering.
Mon, 02/08/2021Engineering that tugs at the heartstrings
UW researchers engineer miniature beating heart tissues that allow them to study a range of topics in human health.
Thu, 02/04/2021 | Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering‘Audeo’ teaches artificial intelligence to play the piano
A University of Washington team created Audeo, a system that can generate music using only visual cues of someone playing the piano.
Tue, 02/02/2021 | UW MedicineFighting racial inequity by funding Black scientists
A network of U.S. biomedical engineering researchers calls to end funding discrimination against Black scientists.