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Collage of two people dropping wave sensor from plane

Fri, 09/30/2022 | UW News

Improving hurricane forecasts

Wave-monitoring sensors developed at the UW have been deployed off the Florida coast. Data collected from them will be used to improve hurricane forecasts.

Suzie Pun

Wed, 09/28/2022 | College of Engineering

Suzie Pun named Director of the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

The Washington Research Professor of Bioengineering will serve as the Director of the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute beginning in July 2023.

A group of students sitting in front of laptops

Mon, 09/26/2022

A pathway to engineering

One of the College’s Pathways for Inclusive Excellence, the Engineering Dean’s Scholars Program is making it possible for more Washington students to become engineers.

Metal objects on a table. There are two tubes and also two other hexagonal shapes.

Fri, 09/23/2022 | UW News

Destroying 'forever chemicals'

UW researchers have created a reactor that can completely break down hard-to-destroy "forever chemicals," a class of molecules that are ever-present in our daily lives and can lead to health effects.

A hand holding a cellphone with one finger over the flash and the camera. The flash is shining through the finger and glowing red.

Wed, 09/21/2022 | UW News

Using smartphones to measure blood oxygen levels

UW and UC San Diego researchers have shown that smartphones are capable of detecting blood oxygen saturation levels down to 70% — the lowest value that pulse oximeters should be able to measure.

Illustration of editing microbe genomes to upcycle co2

Mon, 09/19/2022 | UW Chemical Engineering

Retooling microbes to upcycle CO2

An interdisciplinary, UW-led team of synthetic biologists will embark on a 5-year, $15 million project to engineer microbial genomes that transform CO2 into high-value chemicals.

Simona Liao headshot

Wed, 09/14/2022 | UW College of Arts & Sciences

At the intersection of STEM and feminism

With a double major in computer science and gender, women and sexuality studies, Simona Liao is lifting women in STEM in the U.S. and China.

Two researchers in a lab looking at a laptop screen

Mon, 09/12/2022 | UW NanoES

New framework for next-gen materials

UW researchers have reported the development and characterization of a new method to synthesize large volumes of high-quality metal organic frameworks (MOFs) quickly, cheaply and sustainably.

A boy in a hospital bed and three family members standing next to him smiling at the camera

Thu, 09/08/2022 | WE-REACH

A paradigm shift in medical tape

Inspired by his young son, ME Research Professor Eric Seibel set out to develop a medical tape that sticks strongly when applied to the skin and becomes “unsticky” when removed.

Two people in t-shirts and swimming trunks underwater in a tank holding smartphones in flexible waterproof cases. One of the smartphone screens is visible, displaying the AquaApp interface with text and graphics depicting various diving hand signals.

Tue, 09/06/2022 | Allen School News

Underwater messaging app

Allen School researchers bring first underwater messaging app to smartphones.

CEE Ph.D. student Dan McCabe standing next to a bike inside of a food bank

Tue, 09/06/2022 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

The power of pedaling

Engineering graduate student Dan McCabe is working to improve bicycle-powered emergency food response.

Protest participants marching toward camera with arms in the air, featuring a black sign with chalk drawing of raised fist and text "Say Their Names" and "#BlackLivesMatter" that one marcher is holding above their head. Only the forehead, hands and wrists of the sign holder is visible.

Thu, 09/01/2022 | Allen School News

Social media narratives and emotions

Allen School researchers' analysis of #BlackLivesMatter social media content points to the power of positive positivity in online activism and large-scale social movements.

Bronze W with trees in the background

Mon, 08/29/2022 | UW Industrial & Systems Engineering

Industry capstone advances innovation

An Industrial & Systems Engineering capstone project developed in partnership with Snohomish County, WA, will provide the county with an estimated $70,000 savings annually.

Collage of four people headshots

Thu, 08/25/2022 | UW Bioengineering

Global collaboration

Remote study during the pandemic led to a creative approach to learning for four bioengineering undergraduates, who partnered with five students in Taiwan on exosomes research.

Closeup of hands with purple gloves holding a stretchable device

Mon, 08/22/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Powering wearable electronics

UW researchers have developed a stretchable thermoelectric device that converts body heat to electricity to power wearable electronics.

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.