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Mon, 02/06/2023

Champions of sustainability

From the nanoscale to the systems level, our chemical engineers are focused on speeding the adoption of renewable power, slashing energy demands of industrial processes and more.

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Fri, 02/03/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

A new form of wireless communication

A UW research team invents a new form of wireless communication.

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Mon, 01/30/2023

The UW’s College of Engineering named national leader in inclusive excellence

The College of Engineering has been recognized as a leader in inclusive excellence by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

Diamond Awards

Thu, 01/26/2023

2023 Diamond Award honorees

Four outstanding alumni will be celebrated for their achievements at a recognition event in May.

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Tue, 01/24/2023 | UW News

AI and empathy for mental health

A UW team is exploring how artificial intelligence could help people on the platform TalkLife, where people give each other mental health support.

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Mon, 01/23/2023

Snow sleuths

Last fall, civil and environmental engineering researchers prepared for a winter of data gathering to investigate missing snow and improve water resources modeling.

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Fri, 01/20/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Neural engineering for mental health

A UW-led team will develop AI-guided brain stimulation methods aimed at treating mental health disorders.

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Wed, 01/18/2023 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

An A&A experiment heads to the ISS

Aeronautics & Astronautics researchers are developing a film evaporation experiment for the International Space Station (ISS).

Julie Kientz

Fri, 01/13/2023 | UW Human Centered Design & Engineering

AI Institute for Exceptional Education

HCDE Professor Julie Kientz is the UW lead on a new NSF-funded AI Institute for children with speech and language disorders.

Cassady Glass Hastings

Tue, 01/10/2023

Considering an engineering professional program?

Cassady Glass Hastings, the College’s Director of New Programs & Innovation, sheds light on the differences between traditional and professional degrees and what’s on the horizon for engineering professional programs.

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Fri, 01/06/2023 | Allen School News

Understanding the "second-level digital divide"

A new study of online search activity reveals disparities in digital engagement during the pandemic.

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Wed, 01/04/2023 | UW Mechanical Engineering

An empowering education

Ph.D. student Malia Steward shares her journey to researching renewable energy and how she’s working to improve solar cell efficiency.

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Tue, 01/03/2023

Accelerating a quantum future

Learn how College of Engineering and College of Arts & Sciences researchers are helping to establish the UW as a global leader of the coming quantum age.

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Wed, 12/28/2022 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

Design Build Fly charts a new course

The student organization has transformed itself into a team that is creating capacity to build winning planes in the years to come.

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Tue, 12/27/2022 | UW Magazine

EcoCAR competition highlights UW’s ingenuity and compassion

A group of UW students, including ME students, built a car that made it to the finals of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge last spring.

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Tue, 12/27/2022 | Allen School News

Family matters

For the Winston siblings, the intersection of software engineering and neuroscience research is relatively inspiring at the UW.

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Thu, 12/22/2022 | UW School of Public Health

Engineering and public health equity

Alumna Maggie Ramirez, '09, shares how industrial and systems engineering inspired her journey to become an assistant professor in the UW's School of Public Health.

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Tue, 12/20/2022 | UW Human Centered Design & Engineering

Improving trust in COVID vaccines

UW researchers are working with the public to design research summaries that improve awareness and trust in COVID vaccine safety research.

Yinhai Wang and Margo Hill

Thu, 12/15/2022 | UW Civil and Environmental Engineering

Northwestern Tribal Transportation Center

A new center will be headquartered in CEE to support tribal communities in the Pacific Northwest with a variety of technical transportation needs.

Yejin Choi

Tue, 12/13/2022 | UW Magazine

Genius at work

The MacArthur Foundation honors Allen School Professor Yejin Choi, who teaches human language to computers.

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Mon, 12/12/2022

Preparing tomorrow’s clean energy leaders

A multi-disciplinary course is training students across the scales of clean energy — from materials and devices to storage and power grid integration.

Raymond Haug

Fri, 12/09/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

STEM opportunities in prison settings

ME undergrad Raymond Haug shares his experiences with STEM outreach for people impacted by incarceration.

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Wed, 12/07/2022 | UW News

Alzheimer's advancements

According to a recent study, a new blood test developed by UW researchers can detect a ‘toxic’ protein years before Alzheimer’s symptoms emerge.

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Thu, 12/01/2022 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Bridging the gap

A new study predicts less damage than previously expected to bridges in Western Washington following a M9 earthquake.

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Tue, 11/29/2022 | UW News

Highly cited researchers

Congrats to the UW Engineering faculty and researchers who've been named to Clarivate's Highly Cited Researchers list for 2022.