Thu, 07/18/2019 | UW NewsFirst-ever visualizations of electrical gating effects on electronic structure could lead to longer-lasting devices
Scientists have visualized the electronic structure in a microelectronic device for the first time, opening up opportunities for finely tuned, high-performance electronic devices.
Thu, 07/18/2019 | UW NewsBaneyx will direct CoMotion
François Baneyx has been named the new director of CoMotion and Interim Vice Provost of Innovation at the University of Washington. Baneyx is the Charles W.H. Matthaei Professor of Chemical Engineering and an adjunct professor of bioengineering.
Wed, 07/17/2019 | UW Allen SchoolProfessor Magdalena Balazinska appointed to lead the Paul G. Allen School
Balazinska, who co-leads the Allen School's Database and Data Science research groups, will succeed current director Hank Levy.
Wed, 07/17/2019 | UW News8 UW professors elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2019
ME professor Per Reinhall and ECE professor Mari Ostendorf have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Mon, 07/15/2019 | College of EngineeringAtari Women
HCDE research project unearths and celebrates the forgotten histories of women who helped shape the early days of Atari — and the computer gaming industry ever since.
Tue, 07/02/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsSARP wins Spaceport America Cup
SARP, the UW rocketry club, clinched the top spot as the 2019 Judge's Choice and Overall Winner in the Spaceport America Cup.
Mon, 07/01/2019 | UW NewsHow you and your friends can play a video game together using only your minds
A team created a method that allows three people to work together to solve a problem using only their minds.
Mon, 07/01/2019 | Undergraduate Academic AffairsResearch as a platform for change
Rising senior Hugo Pontes recently presented his research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill Conference in Washington, D.C. Hugo shares his journey from arriving in the states not speaking English to sharing his research and story with members of Congress.
Wed, 06/19/2019 | UW News‘Alexa, monitor my heart’: Researchers develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers
Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor in Computer Science & Engineering, and his research partners have developed a new tool to monitor people for cardiac arrest while they’re asleep without touching them. The findings are published June 19 in the Nature journal npj Digital Medicine.
Mon, 06/17/2019 | College of EngineeringGreg Miller appointed interim dean
Greg Miller, vice dean of the College of Engineering, has been appointed interim dean effective July 2019.
Thu, 06/13/2019 | KIRO 7UW students help AT&T design antennas for disaster-relief drones
A team of UW engineering students has been working to develop new antennas for disaster-relief drones. The students showed off their new antennas to AT&T on Tuesday.
Wed, 06/12/2019 | City of BellevueBellevue-UW partnership yields out-of-the-box solutions
A team from the UW Industrial and Systems Engineering program developed a model to make winter weather plow routes more efficient and cost-effective.
Wed, 06/12/2019 | UW NewsBehind the magic: Making moving photos a reality
The Photo Wake-Up algorithm, developed by computer scientists at the University of Washington, can take a person from a 2D photo or a work of art and make them run, walk or jump out of the frame. The system also allows users to view the animation in three dimensions using augmented reality tools.
Thu, 06/06/2019 | UW Electrical & Computer EngineeringECE students create robot to help farmers for ENGINE program
An ECE student team built an unmanned vehicle to inspect crops.
Thu, 06/06/2019 | College of EngineeringRemembering Dean Emeritus Ray Bowen
We honor the life and leadership of J. Ray Bowen, who served as the dean of engineering for 15 years from 1981 to 1996.
Fri, 05/24/2019 | UW NewsOrigami-inspired materials could soften the blow for reusable spacecraft
A&A researchers have developed a novel solution, inspired by origami, to help reduce impact forces on spacecraft.
Mon, 05/20/2019 | UW NewsScientists use molecular tethers and chemical ‘light sabers’ to construct platforms for tissue engineering
In a paper published May 20 in the journal Nature Materials, a team of UW researchers unveiled a strategy for more efficient, precise tissue engineering, which could have broad implications in medicine.
Wed, 05/15/2019 | UW NewsFirst smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children
Ear infections are difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are vague. UW researchers have created a way to detect them by simply using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
Fri, 05/03/2019 | UW NewsResearchers take a bottom-up approach to synthesizing microscopic diamonds for bioimaging, quantum computing
MSE professor Peter Pauzauskie and a team of researchers have published a paper in Science Advances on nanodiamonds. Their research indicates the potential for advances in medical research, computation and beyond.
Thu, 05/02/2019 | College of EngineeringKristi Morgansen appointed department chair
Professor Kristi Morgansen has accepted the position of Chair of the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department. Says College of Engineering Dean Mike Bragg, "Her experience and dedication to the mission and excellence of A&A will serve the department and college well."
Tue, 04/30/2019 | College of EngineeringDean Bragg announces 2019 Dean's Medalists
Dean Michael Bragg has announced the recipients of the 2019 Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence: Thanika Painruttanasukho (Industrial Systems & Engineering ) and Alexander Ratcliff (Civil & Environmental Engineering). Selection criteria include grades, rigor and distribution of courses, research experience, extracurricular activities, and leadership. Medals will be presented at the College of Engineering Awards Ceremony and reception on Thursday, May 23. Read more about the honorees on the Dean's Medal page.
Mon, 04/29/2019 | UW NewsPatterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit
Researchers at the University of Washington conducted in-depth interviews to learn why we compulsively check our phones. They found a series of triggers, common across age groups, that start and end habitual smartphone use. The team also explored user-generated solutions to end undesirable phone use. The results will be presented May 7 at the 2019 ACM CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Glasgow, Scotland.
Mon, 04/29/2019 | College of EngineeringPeer-to-peer education
Through the College’s new Engineering Peer Educator program, experienced undergraduates help first-year undeclared students transition into the UW Engineering community.
Thu, 04/18/2019 | UW NewsProject Sidewalk helps users map accessibility around Seattle, other cities
Computer Science & Engineering researchers have led the development of Project Sidewalk, an online crowdsourcing game that lets anyone with an internet connection use Google Street View to virtually explore neighborhoods and label curb ramps, missing or rough sidewalks, obstacles and more.
Mon, 04/15/2019 | UW NewsSynthetic peptide can inhibit toxicity, aggregation of protein in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers show
In a paper to be published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Daggett and co-authors announce that they’ve developed synthetic peptides that can target and inhibit the small, toxic protein aggregates that are thought to trigger Alzheimer’s disease. Their synthetic peptides, which are designed to fold into a structure known as an alpha sheet, can block aggregation of amyloid beta, a brain protein, at its earliest and most toxic stages – as shown by experiments in human neural cell cultures, in mice and the common laboratory worm Caenorhabditis elegans. The results indicate that synthetic alpha sheets could form the basis of therapeutics to clear these small, toxic aggregates in people.