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The UW C-1 Bio team holding a massive check commemorating their second place prize

Wed, 04/03/2024 | UW Foster Blog

Environmental Innovation Challenge winners

Congrats to the engineering student teams that won prizes at the 2024 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge!

Shaohang Hao stands next to a prototype device to recover patients from multiorgan failure

Mon, 04/01/2024 | UW Medicine

Rescuing patients from multiorgan failure

In a recent study, a prototype device developed by UW Engineering and UW Medicine researchers helped patients recover from multiorgan failure.

a hand in purple gloves holding a circular object with a lens

Thu, 03/28/2024 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ultra-flat optics for thermal imaging

Using a new inverse design framework, a UW research team has demonstrated broadband thermal imaging with meta-optics for a wide range of applications.

a embroidery hoop with a flower and a bee

Tue, 03/26/2024 | UW News

Computational embroidery

UW researchers taught high schoolers to code with cultural research and embroidery machines.

Karen Thomas Brown headshot

Fri, 03/22/2024 | National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)

Honoring inclusive excellence

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education has honored Associate Dean Karen Thomas-Brown with its 2024 "Rising Star" Inclusive Excellence Award.

Bingzhao Li working with lab equipment. The room is dark and the lab equipment is giving off a purple glow from lasers used in Li's work.

Thu, 03/21/2024 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Bringing light and sound into computer chips

Bingzhao Li is a postdoctoral research fellow in the UW Laboratory of Photonic Systems, which researches integrated photonic devices, optoelectronic materials and quantum photonics.

model of a human heart

Wed, 03/20/2024 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Harvesting heartbeat energy

Engineering and UW Medicine researchers are creating a pacemaker "sleeve" that can partially recharge a leadless pacemaker.

Collage of three people headshots

Mon, 03/18/2024 | UW CoMotion

The spark of intention

Three academic entrepreneurs share how personal experiences and perspectives guide their work to build better businesses and a better world.

A person's hand is holding a pair of sunglasses against the sky so that the sun shines through one lens while illuminating ocean waves.

Thu, 03/14/2024 | Allen School News

More than skin deep

Allen School and Stanford researchers create a framework for auditing AI image classifiers for detecting melanoma.

Professor Hossain wearing a life jacket on a boat

Tue, 03/12/2024 | UW Civil and Environmental Engineering

Surface water tracking in Bangladesh

Faisal Hossain, professor of civil and environmental engineering, helps lead a NASA satellite mission to aid in Bangladesh's water management.

Merrill Keating in front of a building, posing to camera

Fri, 03/08/2024 | USA Today

USA Today Woman of the Year

Mechanical engineering senior Merrill Keating was named a USA Today Woman of the Year for her advocacy on behalf of women in STEM.

Valerie Daggett headshot

Wed, 03/06/2024 | UW News

Amyloid affinities

Bioengineering Professor Valerie Daggett discusses how a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease could also work for Type 2 diabetes.

a group of people holding a check

Mon, 03/04/2024 | UW Foster School of Business

Health innovation challenge winners

Congrats to the engineering student teams that won prizes at the 2024 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge!

Alvin Graylin

Thu, 02/29/2024 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Our next reality

Alumnus Alvin Graylin is co-author of a new book that seeks to answer questions about how AI and immersive technologies might reshape our world.

Headshots of this year’s UW fellows: Simon S. Du, Adriana Schulz and Alexandra Velian

Thu, 02/29/2024 | UW News

2024 Sloan Fellows

Simon Du and Adriana Schulz, both assistant professors in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, have been named Sloan Fellows.

Assistant Professor Aniruddh Vashisth stands in a lab environment next to two machines used for automated welding

Tue, 02/27/2024 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Advancing clean manufacturing

Mechanical engineering researchers are developing clean energy projects to improve the manufacturing of composites and electric vehicle batteries.

Two children ride in small toy cars, one of which has an adapted steering wheel to make it accessible for the child to use.

Mon, 02/26/2024 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Wheels in motion

Research shows the importance of accessible environments for children using assistive technologies.

An illustration of a laser beam engraving a microchip in a black box frame, plus an inset showing the photonic chip circuitry

Fri, 02/23/2024

A laser printer for microchips

A UW research team has invented a way to print photonic chips using a speedy, low-cost device the size of a conventional desktop printer.

A robot in front of a shelf. The shelf contains the following items: a pitcher on its side, a bowl in front of a bottle of Soft Scrub, a mug on a plate and a spoon balanced on the plate

Thu, 02/15/2024 | UW News

Robots and clutter

In this Q&A, Associate Professor Ashis Banerjee shares how his team is helping robots learn to identify objects in cluttered spaces.

The temperature sensing earring is shown attached to a person’s ear, touching the earlobe is a gemstone while dangling a few centimeters below is a small circular circuit board.

Tue, 02/13/2024 | UW News

Smart earrings that monitor temperature

UW researchers introduce the Thermal Earring, a wireless wearable that continuously monitors a user’s earlobe temperature.

Microbial cells imaged via NanoSIMS, showing nitrogen uptake: red for ammonia preference, blue for urea, against a scale for isotope intensity.

Mon, 02/12/2024 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Unraveling a nitrogen cycle mystery

Research about ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms reshapes our perspective on their physiology and ecological niche.

Two microscopy images next to each other. Each image has a black background with green denoting the cell. In the left image, there is green everywhere in the cell and in the right image there is green in blobs throughout the cell

Thu, 02/08/2024 | UW News

Hydrogels inside and out

Using computers to design proteins allows UW researchers to make tunable hydrogels that can form both inside and outside of cells.

Two students stand on either side of a canoe and fasten foam insulation to the sides

Thu, 02/08/2024

Making a big splash

Members of the UW Concrete Canoe Team gain hands-on experience designing and constructing a canoe almost entirely out of concrete.

Nancy Allbritton

Tue, 02/06/2024 | National Academy of Engineering

Nancy Allbritton elected to the NAE

The Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering and professor of bioengineering has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the Academy is one of the highest honors given to an engineer. 

A person wearing safety glasses looking at electronic equipment

Tue, 02/06/2024 | UW Clean Energy Institute

Clean energy graduate certificate

Launched this year, the Clean Energy Institute's new graduate certificate in clean energy is open to all UW grad students.