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An image showing a woman and a man standing in front of an Alaskan landscape

Wed, 02/09/2022 | UW Industrial & Systems Engineering

Richard Hansen gives to ISE

A longtime friend continues to give to ISE, energized by mentoring and developing the diverse teams of the future.

W sculpture surrounded by cars driving through campus

Wed, 02/09/2022 | UW News

UW and Amazon announce creation of the Science Hub

The collaboration will focus on advancing innovation in core robotics, and AI technologies and their applications.

A computer rendering of a heart

Tue, 02/08/2022 | UW Medicine

How to do heart research during a pandemic

UW researchers share how they’ve adapted space technology to understand how the heart can be injured by the coronavirus.

Grocery store produce shelves filled with different varieties of fruit, including apples, oranges, lemons and pears.

Wed, 02/02/2022 | Allen School News

Deserts, demographics and diet

UW and Stanford researchers reveal findings of nationwide study of the relationship between food environment and healthy eating.

Optical GAN illustration

Mon, 01/31/2022 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Harnessing noise in optical computing for AI

A UW-led research team has found innovative ways of using noise inherent to integrated optoelectronics to enhance the creativity of artificial intelligence.

Richard Ladner headshot

Thu, 01/27/2022 | Allen School News

Richard Ladner elected as a AAAS Fellow

Allen School professor emeritus Richard Ladner has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the computing fields.

The Harmony COVID-19 test includes a small, inexpensive detector (left) that can processes four reaction tubes — shown in the detector — and a sample collection device (center). Results are displayed on a smartphone (right).

Tue, 01/25/2022 | UW News

UW researchers develop Harmony COVID-19 test

The new low-cost, rapid test can detect COVID-19 virus’s genome without need for PCR, providing results in less than 20 minutes.

Porous vascular scaffold

Thu, 01/20/2022 | UW Bioengineering

Precision-engineered vascular grafts for healing

A new study by UW researchers presents the first biomaterial designed for vascular grafts with tuned mechanical properties and a precision-engineered porous structure optimized for healing.

Shayla Payne holding a vial and looking at another researcher in a lab

Tue, 01/18/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

On a path to health innovation

ME grad student Shayla Payne shares the path that has led her toward a career in engineering for human health.

Illustration of a giant smart phone with fake news on its screen destroying a city

Fri, 01/14/2022 | UW Magazine

The machine runs amok

Twisted facts, fake news and social media spoofs can turn society upside down. One UW team is working to help us through the infodemic.

A Pakistani farmer standing in a farm field and looking down at this cell phone

Tue, 01/11/2022 | UW Civil and Environmental Engineering

Satellite system success

When UW researchers helped implement a new satellite-based irrigation advisory system in Pakistan five years ago, it was uncharted territory. Today it’s being used in three countries and by more than 100,000 farmers.

Cecilia Aragon and Sean Munson

Thu, 01/06/2022 | UW Human Centered Design & Engineering

ACM distinguished members

HCDE Professors Cecilia Aragon and Sean Munson have been named Distinguished Members of the Association for Computing Machinery for their scientific contributions to computing.

A scientific figure showing lots of advanced science stuff related to bioimaging

Wed, 01/05/2022 | NanoES

A miniaturized cardiovascular imaging device

UW researchers are developing a dramatically smaller endoscope to image previously inaccessible areas of the heart and brain.

 Matthew Conlen headshot

Mon, 01/03/2022 | Allen School News

Creating data visualizations for better public understanding

Allen School Ph.D. student and data journalist Matthew Conlen develops interactive visualizations that help people understand what’s happening in the world.

Associate Professor Mike Motley diagrams the test parameters being studied through the experiments.

Tue, 12/28/2021 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

A new wave of research

With an elevated risk of a tsunami event in the Pacific Northwest, civil and environmental engineering researchers work to understand the tumultuous nature of tsunami debris.

colorful medical image showing collagen structure in two rat hearts

Thu, 12/23/2021 | BioE News

Imaging captures deep layers of collagen in 3D

The new non-invasive method developed by UW researchers may help detect heart attacks, monitor healing after bypass procedure and improve image-guided plastic surgery.

Close-up of downtown Seattle map displaying color-coded routing between two pins in "uphill mode," from a screenshot of the AccessMap app

Mon, 12/20/2021 | Allen School News

AccessMap app available now

The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology has launched the first mobile version of its pedestrian trip planning tool AccessMap for Android and iOS.

Shawn Swanson

Thu, 12/16/2021

Spotlight: Shawn Swanson pursues medical innovations through social entrepreneurship

Shawn Swanson, a Mechanical Engineering alum, Engineering Innovation in Health all-star, MedsForAll founder and Population Health Social Entrepreneurship Fellow - is profiled by the UW Population Health Initiative.

Ed Lazowska headshot

Thu, 12/16/2021 | Allen School News

Technology leaders create endowed professorship fund in honor of Allen School professor and tech community champion Ed Lazowska

Last year, a group of technology leaders who have worked alongside Lazowska to boost the UW and greater Seattle as innovation hotspots came together to recognize his outsized impact.

A photo of a city skyline in a haze of smog

Thu, 12/16/2021 | UW News

Pollution disparities for people of color

CEE researchers uncover how people of color are more likely to be exposed to six major air pollutants than white people, regardless of income level, across the continental United States.

Suzzalo library aerial shot

Tue, 12/14/2021 | UW News

Highly cited researchers

Congrats to the UW Engineering faculty and affiliated researchers who have been named on Clarivate’s 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list.

Students gathered around one of three air flow benches relocated to the renovated lab space.

Mon, 12/13/2021 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Harris Hydraulics Lab remodel

Things are flowing much better in fluids labs located in the 100-year-old Harris Hydraulics Laboratory, following a substantial renovation project resulting in more hands-on workstations and flexible teaching space.

Two volume renderings (drawings that highlight features on microscopy data) are labeled in yellow (the outer walls of the gland) and red (the fluid-filled space inside the gland). The top drawing, labeled "cancer," shows a lot more yellow and smaller, more intricate glands. The bottom drawing, labeled "benign" shows larger glands with a lot more fluid-filled space inside the glands.

Fri, 12/10/2021 | UW News

3D improves prostate cancer diagnosis

A new, non-destructive method that images entire 3D biopsies could improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer aggressiveness.

The tiny new camera sensor measures just half a millimeter wide

Mon, 12/06/2021 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Salt grain-sized camera

Princeton and UW researchers shrink a camera sensor to just half a millimeter wide — the size of a coarse grain of salt.

Kate Starbird

Mon, 12/06/2021 | College of Engineering

Fostering an informed society

When the Center for an Informed Public launched in December 2019, no one knew what lay ahead. Director Kate Starbird reflects on the center’s first two years and where it’s headed next.