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Woman working in a lab wearing purple gloves and goggles

Thu, 09/28/2023 | UW Chemical Engineering

Illuminating new depths of biomedical treatment

By using colored light, UW researchers can now manipulate biomaterials deeper inside native tissue than ever before.

Yejin Choi headshot

Tue, 09/26/2023 | UW News

Yejin Choi named to TIME100 AI list

The Allen School professor is one of two UW professors on the list, which highlights individuals who are advancing conversations about how AI is reshaping the world.

Professor Akshay Gadre wearing an AR/VR headset, holding controllers, while sitting in front of a computer screen showing a blueprint map of the UW campus

Fri, 09/22/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Emerging wireless technologies

Akshay Gadre, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is developing long-range wireless networks for earth, space and underwater.

A hand holding tweezers that are holding a yellow square with circuits on it

Tue, 09/19/2023 | UW News

Using origami to shapeshift mid-air

Developed by UW researchers, small battery-free robots can change how they move through the air by “snapping” into a folded position during their descent.

The sun shines through trees in a forest and there is a light dusting of snow on the ground

Thu, 09/14/2023 | UW News

Predicting snowpack

Fall snow levels can predict a season’s total snowpack in some western states, giving scientists a better idea of how much water will be available later in the year.

Researcher wearing gloves working in lab

Wed, 09/13/2023 | UW Chemical Engineering

Illuminating new depths of biomedical treatments

By using colored light, UW researchers can now manipulate biomaterials deeper inside native tissue than ever before.

Scanning electron microscopy of implant nanoscale channels controlling drug release, B) Design of long-acting implant for 2-year uninterrupted anti-HIV and contraceptive drug delivery showing size relative to a penny; (C) Drugamer formulation of the two drugs to stabilize the compounds for over 2 years and to control their release rate and duration together with the nanoscale channels and membranes.

Tue, 09/12/2023 | UW Bioengineering

Researchers are developing an implantable device that could prevent pregnancy and HIV for two years

Researchers at the University of Washington and Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute are collaborating to develop a new type of product called multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs). 

Illustration of hands holding a phone in front of a bus

Mon, 09/11/2023 | UW Magazine

Happiness is just "One Bus Away"

Two UW graduate students—one in computer science and one in civil engineering—seeking a better transit experience invented an app that is used by millions across the U.S.

Two students work on their Rube-Goldberg inspired machine

Mon, 09/11/2023

From camp to college

Bringing STEM education to a rural community helps youth get college-ready.

Ruikang Wang headshot in a lab

Fri, 09/08/2023 | UW Medicine

UW Medicine Inventor of the Year

Congrats to Ruikang Wang, professor of bioengineering and ophthalmology, on being named the 2023 UW Medicine Inventor of the Year.

Alumna Amy Leland standing on the former Snohomish River bridge

Wed, 09/06/2023 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Building bridges

State Bridge Design Engineer and UW Engineering alumna Amy Leland oversees 3,000+ bridges across the state. She's also the first woman to hold the position.

LoCoBot robot on a beige and purple background

Fri, 09/01/2023 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Human-inspired robotic perception

Mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate Ekta Samani’s research aims to improve visual perception in autonomous robots.

Microscopic image of human cells colored in varying shades of blue and red, with bright red stain signifying cancerous cells.

Tue, 08/29/2023 | Allen School News

Distinctions with a difference

Allen School researchers unveil ContrastiveVI, a deep generative model for gleaning additional insights from single-cell datasets.

EWB members Alex Arevalo-Perez, Shoaib Laghari, and Kyra Dugan (left to right) stand in front of a trench they helped dig for electrical cables

Mon, 08/28/2023

International impact

In a Nicaraguan community, Engineers Without Borders students improve infrastructure.

A biochemistry lab bench with pipettes and bottles of liquid. A microcentrifuge and a Bunsen burner sit to the right

Fri, 08/25/2023 | UW News

A roadmap to diversify faculty hiring

A team of biomedical researchers, including two UW bioengineers, has developed a new method for hiring engineering professors and increasing diversity in faculty hiring.

A close-up view of the camera "bump" on the back of an iPhone

Wed, 08/23/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Reimagining optics for smartphones

UW researchers are part of an international team that has developed an innovative miniature camera, which uses a hybrid optical system over 100 times smaller than its commercial counterpart.

Fatma Inanici, MD, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Moritz lab, preparing to apply electrodes for electrical spinal stimulation to study participant Jessie Owen.

Mon, 08/21/2023 | UW Medicine

New treatment for spinal cord injury

UW researchers find that electrical stimulation of the spinal cord leads to major gains in movement.

Xu Chen headshot

Thu, 08/17/2023

Xu Chen to serve as BARC director

The mechanical engineering associate professor will begin his appointment as the director of the Boeing Advanced Research Collaboration (BARC) in September.

Red and green fluorescence microscopy images of biofilm solubility and bacteria

Tue, 08/15/2023 | UW Bioengineering

Targeting biofilms to fight pathogens

To battle deadly pathogens, bioengineering researchers are focusing on the protective biofilms that can make certain bacteria resistant to drugs.

Illustration of computer chip sending out a scanning laser to detect a car far in the distance

Thu, 08/10/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

New eyes for self-driving cars

A UW research team has developed a new type of LiDAR technology that helps autonomous vehicles “see” distant objects.

Graphic explaining the remineralization process in a tooth

Tue, 08/08/2023 | UW News

Eliminating tooth sensitivity

A UW-developed dental lozenge could provide permanent treatment for tooth sensitivity.

Illustration of shells with starry like background

Mon, 08/07/2023 | UW Magazine

When coastal meets celestial

While some universities boast of their land grants, the UW is where you’ll find cutting-edge research and education on sea and space.

An aerial view of Cle Elum Ridge

Mon, 08/07/2023

Balancing fire and ice

To safeguard the region's vulnerable water supply, CEE researchers are working on a forest management strategy that balances wildfire prevention with snowpack preservation.

A hand holding a phone that has ChatGPT on the screen

Wed, 08/02/2023 | UW News

How much energy does ChatGPT use?

Sajjad Moazeni, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, discusses how much energy it takes to train and run large language models.

A team at the University of Washington has developed the first underwater 3D-positioning app for smart devices, such as the smartwatch pictured here.

Mon, 07/31/2023 | UW News

Underwater GPS for smart devices

A UW team has developed the first underwater 3D-positioning app for smart devices.