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a group of people wearing safety vests and hardhats standing in the IEB construction site

Mon, 12/11/2023

Construction site turned classroom

Undergraduates from civil and environmental engineering tour the under-construction Interdisciplinary Engineering Building to inspect reinforcing steel.

This image compares 16 images generated by Stable Diffusion. In the lower right quadrant, images generated to represent “a person from Papua New Guinea” show four dark-skinned people, while the other 12 images, representing people from Oceania, Australia and New Zealand show only light-skinned people.

Thu, 12/07/2023 | UW News

AI imaging software and stereotypes

A UW study has found that AI image generator Stable Diffusion perpetuates racial and gendered stereotypes.

An assistive-feeding robotic arm attached to a wheelchair uses a fork to stab a piece of fruit on a plate among other fruits.

Tue, 12/05/2023 | UW News

A robot's journey

Allen School researchers discuss the successes and challenges of developing assistive-feeding robots.

Margot Adam standing in front of a lake outside of Austin, Texas

Fri, 12/01/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Public policy and renewable energy

Recent electrical and computer engineering grad Margot Adam is studying public policy to improve renewable energy production, distribution and access.

Pollack Lab Water flow

Wed, 11/29/2023 | UW Bioengineering

Is blood driven by the heart alone?

UW bioengineering researchers have found that it’s not just the heart that pumps blood.

A map of the globe shows whale catch distributions using circles and lines.

Mon, 11/27/2023 | UW News

Tracking whales

WhaleVis turns more than a century of whaling data into an interactive map.

A black and white photo of the "Boys in the Boat" UW rowing team

Mon, 11/27/2023

Pulling together

Did you know that seven of the nine "Boys in the Boat" were engineering students? Learn more about the UW rowing team that won Olympic gold in 1936.

A man wearing a surgical mask and headphones walks through the University of Washington campus while holding a smartphone. People walk behind him.

Wed, 11/22/2023 | UW News

AI for noise-canceling headphones

A UW-led team has developed deep-learning algorithms that let users pick which sounds filter through their headphones in real time.

Rendering of DNA strands

Mon, 11/20/2023 | UW Chemical Engineering

Making bacteria work smarter

Chemical engineers are harnessing genetic engineering tools to rewire biological systems.

View of Afytos Beach near Thessaloniki in Greece

Fri, 11/17/2023 | UW Materials Science and Engineering

Batteries and baklava

A passion for nanomaterials can take you places. For two materials science and engineering students this past summer, that meant Greece.

Four AI-generated images show different interpretations of a doll-sized “crocheted lavender husky wearing ski goggles,” including two pictured outdoors and one against a white background.

Wed, 11/15/2023 | UW News

Can AI help boost accessibility?

UW researchers tested AI tools’ utility for accessibility. Though they found cases in which the tools were helpful, they also found significant problems.

Dennis Heaney and Jon Freeman headshots

Wed, 11/08/2023 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering veterans spotlight

Two mechanical engineering alums and military veterans share their experiences and insights.

Two military officers in white uniform with their right arm raised at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium

Mon, 11/06/2023 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

From uniforms to Huskies

Military leaders forge new paths pursuing graduate degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

Ocean wave

Mon, 11/06/2023

Addressing the climate crisis

Learn how the UW Engineering community is taking action through research, teaching and collaboration.

A silhouette of a person looking at a phone

Thu, 11/02/2023 | UW News

How can social media be better?

Four UW researchers, who are exploring different approaches to improve people’s experiences, share their strategies.

Tadayoshi Kohno

Wed, 11/01/2023

Tadayoshi Kohno to serve as new Associate Dean for Faculty Success

Kohno, who is a professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, will begin his new appointment in January 2024.

Illustration of a hand holding a phone with a kitchen and sink on the screen

Tue, 10/31/2023 | UW News

Improving accessibility with augmented reality

Allen School researchers Xia Su and Jae Lee discuss three apps they're developing that use augmented reality technology to improve accessibility.

Close up of a black spider on a web

Thu, 10/26/2023 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

Engineering "spidey senses"

Spiders can inform how we engineer sensing structures without sensors.

The exterior of the IEB under construction

Tue, 10/24/2023

A foundation for the future

The new academic home for all undergraduate engineering students, the Interdisciplinary Engineering Building is taking shape quite literally.

A person in a lab adjusting a device and looking at the camera

Thu, 10/19/2023 | UW Mechanical Engineering

A passion for research

Studying electrical flow—and the Husky Promise—sparked ME student Ben Price’s decision to pursue graduate education.

n optical image of the electrically controlled coupled cavity array in the team’s silicon photonic chip.

Tue, 10/17/2023 | UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

A new chip for quantum technology

A UW research team has demonstrated a new kind of photonic chip that could work as a solid foundation for building a quantum simulator.

Collage of people working in different engineering research activities

Mon, 10/16/2023

Showcasing student research

Four engineering undergraduate students share their summer research experiences.

Researchers at the University of Washington have now created MilliMobile, a tiny, self-driving robot powered only by surrounding light or radio waves. It’s about the size of a penny and can run indefinitely on harvested energy.

Thu, 10/12/2023 | UW NEWS

Meet MilliMobile

Developed by UW researchers, the tiny, self-driving robot is powered by light and radio waves.

Karen Thomas-Brown

Tue, 10/10/2023 | UW College of Engineering

Spotlight on inclusive excellence

Karen Thomas-Brown, the College of Engineering’s associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion, shares what the College’s Office of Inclusive Excellence has been up to in its first two years.

colorful cell colonies

Thu, 10/05/2023 | UW Materials Science and Engineering

Scaffolds for stem cell growth

Chitosan, a material found in the outer skeletons for shellfish, may help increase the supply of clinical-grade stem cells used in regenerative medicine.