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Series of microscope slides with purple-stained specimens on a light wooden surface.

Tue, 07/16/2024 | UW Allen School News

'Sliding' into the future of cancer diagnosis

Researchers have developed an AI model for digital pathology that combines whole-slide data with individual image tiles at an unprecedented scale. 

Graphic: research experience for undergraduates SITE

Mon, 07/15/2024 | UW Human Centered Design & Engineering

Expanding undergraduate opportunities

 UW to establish NSF REU Site for human-centered computing research.

A group photo of the students and Kiewit workers who participated in the field trip. Photo courtesy of Steve Muench.

Tue, 07/09/2024 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Beyond the blueprint

Kiewit shows students around the Federal Way Link Extension construction site.

In a bioengineering lab, Kelly Stevens (left), Colleen O'Connor and Eileen Brady (right) talk about biomaterials research.

Mon, 07/08/2024 | UW Medicine

Biomaterials center funds ideas, fights inequity

Building on a researcher network and grants to reduce disparities, the University of Michigan and UW lead a new NIH-funded center.

A smartphone with the Chapt GPT app in a person's hand

Tue, 07/02/2024 | UW News

Bias and ChatGPT

UW researchers found that ChatGPT is biased against resumes with credentials that imply a disability — but it can improve.

González-Montijo standing behind submerged turbine

Mon, 07/01/2024 | UW Stories of Impact

Energized for change

After living through the devastation of hurricanes in Puerto Rico, grad student Miguel González-Montijo is working on clean energy innovations for the future.

Design Build Fly’s team victory image after placing 3rd in their competition.

Fri, 06/28/2024 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

Design Build Fly team places 3rd

UW's Design Build Fly team placed third at the 2024 AIAA competition in Wichita, KS. It's the team's best finish to date.

Team members run stress tests in preparation for the 2022 SAMPE Conference & Exhibition

Wed, 06/26/2024

Pushing learning to the breaking point

 Members of the UW Society for Advancement of Material and Process Engineering gain hands-on experience designing, building — and even breaking — materials.

Outdoor campus image of cherry blossoms and a campus fountain

Mon, 06/24/2024 | UW News

US News's Best Graduate Engineering Programs

In U.S. News & Report's recently updated rankings, the College of Engineering ranks No. 21 overall and nine engineering subdisciplines rank in the top 35.

A researcher uses RAPID monitoring technology to collect data in the aftermath of Washington’s Bolt Creek wildfire in 2022. Photo courtesy of RAPID center.

Thu, 06/20/2024 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Enhancing disaster response & public health research

 The Natural Hazard and Disaster Reconnaissance Facility (RAPID) has received an NIH grant to enhance research on the intersection of engineering and public health.

Jon Schlueter plays guitar in the lab of UW Medicine professor Chet Moritz.

Mon, 06/17/2024 | UW Medicine

Restoring hand function

UW engineering and medicine researchers are leading groundbreaking research enabling some people with paralysis to regain hand strength and function via electrical stimulation to the spine.

A group of people posing to the camera on a red semi-truck in a workshop.

Fri, 06/14/2024 | UW Mechanical Engineering

An electrifying experience

New this year, the student club Electric Truck (E-Truck) is converting a medium-duty diesel truck into a battery electric vehicle.

Colorful Post-it notes arranged on a whiteboard to visualize a workflow process.

Tue, 06/11/2024 | UW Human Centered Design & Engineering

Designing for 21st century challenges

Microsoft support drives human centered design and engineering innovation in design education.

A person sits in the middle of grassland with a laptop. There are trees surrounding the researcher.

Fri, 06/07/2024 | UW News

In the field

Civil and environmental engineering doctoral student Joel Eklof is in Alaska studying factors that lead to permafrost thaw and educating foster care youth.

closeup of headphones on a table

Wed, 06/05/2024 | UW News

Isolating one voice with a glance

UW researchers have developed AI headphones that let the wearer listen to a single person in a crowd, by looking at them just once.

a group of people posing for a photo with a race car

Mon, 06/03/2024 | UW Mechanical Engineering

From clubs to careers

Mechanical engineering students, alumni and faculty share how student clubs and organizations can lead to successful careers.

A collage shows multiple teams participating in the Dempsey Startup Competition. Participants hold large checks and celebrate their achievements on stage.

Thu, 05/30/2024 | UW Foster School of Business

Dempsey Startup Competition recap

Congrats to the engineering students and alums on the winning teams from this year's Dempsey Startup Competition! Alumnus Paul Mikesell, '96, was also honored at the event.

A crowd of people in a reception hall viewing academic research posters

Tue, 05/28/2024 | UW Materials Science and Engineering

A breadth of knowledge

Materials science and engineering students displayed a wide range of research topics to peers, faculty and industry professionals at the 2024 Research & Industry Showcase in April.

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.

Jimmy O'Neil headshot

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, 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.

Three images each set in 3D animations of a snowy forest

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.