2020 News Archive

A moth in rest in front of a drone
December 7, 2020 | UW News
A team led by the UW has developed Smellicopter: an autonomous drone that uses a live antenna from a moth to navigate toward smells.
Elizabeth, Sophia and Christin Lin
December 7, 2020 | Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
Allen School senior Elizabeth Lin and her twin sister Christin, an electrical and computer engineering senior, have developed a free online coding program for kids.
Three researchers stand in or near an urban creek in Seattle, Washington
December 3, 2020 | UW News
UW researchers discovered a chemical that kills coho salmon in urban streams before the fish can spawn.
screenshot of a Zoom call
December 2, 2020 | Center for Neurotechnology
A joint CNT and DO-IT Center program provides neurodiverse high school students an opportunity to develop unique strengths, even through a pandemic.
Pedro Domingos and Daniel Weld
November 24, 2020 | UW News
CSE faculty Pedro Domingos and Daniel Weld have been named fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Portrait of Faisal Hossain
November 23, 2020 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering
The prestigious award recognizes his efforts to advance access to information about water resources.
November 17, 2020 | UW News
A team of multiple organizations, including the UW, plans to develop a line of lightweight, ultrafast wireless chargers that could help both humans and robots live and work on the moon.
Person wearing gloves and PPE looking at sample in tube
November 13, 2020 | College of Engineering
Bioengineering faculty pivot diagnostics research to support the need for COVID-19 testing.
CEE alumna Madison Smith standing in the Arctic
November 9, 2020 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering
Alumna Madison Smith advances climate change research as part of the largest polar expedition in history.
A group of students dancing on stage
November 9, 2020
Allen School student Louis Maliyam came to the U.S. for computer science — and along the way discovered dance.
cancer cells under a microscope
November 3, 2020 | UW News
A research team led by MSE's Miqin Zhang has created a nanoparticle-based drug delivery system that can ferry a potent anti-cancer drug through the bloodstream safely.
coffee mug next to a laptop on a table
November 2, 2020 | College of Engineering
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dan Ratner shares how the College of Engineering is translating excellence and access to the remote learning environment.
headshot of Dr. Shen
October 28, 2020 | College of Engineering

From Vice Dean of College of Engineering Jihui Yang and Vice Dean of School of Medicine John Slattery: It is with great enthusiasm that we write to announce a partnership between the School of Medicine (SOM) and the College of Engineering (COE) through the appointment of Professor Tueng Shen to a new joint position, Associate Dean for Medical Technology Innovation, effective November 1, 2020.

A wrist with a smartwatch on it. The smartwatch has an alert that says "Car honk, 98%, Loud, 101 dB" It also has options to snooze the alert for 10 minutes or open in an app on the user's phone
October 28, 2020 | UW News
CSE researchers have developed a new smartwatch app that alerts d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing users to birdsong, sirens and other desired sounds
aerial view of mud and trees with building remains
October 22, 2020 | UW News
A new study by CEE researchers shows that behavioral changes can save lives.
illustration of the human brain
October 21, 2020 | Department of Electrical & Computing Engineering

ECE associate professors Chris Rudell and Visvesh Sathe have developed an implantable chip that will help neuroscientists deepen understanding of the brain and enable better treatments for a wide range of medical conditions and disorders.

Illustration of two mobile phones
October 19, 2020
UW faculty and students are developing smartphone apps to improve health and save lives.
Mount Ranier
October 13, 2020 | UW Population Health Initiative
How  can we  recover  from a health crisis during a climate crisis? Engineering faculty weigh in. 
October 12, 2020 | Chemical Engineering
Advances in synthetic biology and biomaterials open up exciting prospects for distributed manufacturing of drugs, food products, and other commodities
COVID-19 illustration
October 12, 2020 | UW News
The lecture, now available on Youtube, centered around monitoring COVID-19 infections while respecting privacy featuring Stefano Tessaro, an associate professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science.
A moth with a sensor chip on its back
October 8, 2020 | UW News
UW researchers have created a sensor system that can ride on the back of a moth.
Xiaodong Xu
October 7, 2020 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE's Xiaodong Xu has won prestigious honors from the American Physical Society and the Optical Society.

Illustration of a moiré pattern
October 6, 2020 | UW News
In a paper published in Nature Physics, a team led by MSE researchers reports that carefully constructed stacks of graphene can exhibit highly correlated electron properties.
Ayan Hassan
October 5, 2020 | University of Washington
Engineering alumna Ayan Hassan’s life was changed by the UW Making Connections program — and then unexpectedly saved by one of the program’s founders.
A group of students underwater surrounding a human-powered submarine
October 2, 2020 | College of Engineering
UW photographers share some of their favorite examples of engineering education at the UW.