2020 News Archive

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.

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.
A serpentine hydrogel channel infused with tonic water fluoresces under ultraviolet light (left) and an infrared tomography of a heat-perfused hydrogel shows that heat traces the path of fluid flow and dissipates into bulk hydrogel.
September 30, 2020 | UW Medicine
Radiator-like fluid systems adjust the genetic wiring inside human liver cells in preliminary work toward artificial organ-tissue engineering.
A view of a street corner
September 30, 2020 | UW News
UW researchers developed a project that scans the streets every few weeks to document how Seattle has reacted to the pandemic and what recovery looks like.
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September 28, 2020 | UW News
CSE researchers found that both mainstream and misinformation news sites displayed similar levels of problematic ads.
September 28, 2020 | Aeronautics & Astronautics
The Richard Scherrer Endowed Fund for Faculty Support in Aeronautics & Astronautics will help advance teaching, research and leadership in the department.
A computer rendering of the interior of the Interdisciplinary Engineering Building
September 15, 2020 | College of Engineering
As the UW’s “Be Boundless” campaign comes to a close, we highlight some of the pivotal investments made in the College of Engineering.
Cecilia Aragon flies her custom-built air show plane, a Sabre 320, over San Francisco bay.
September 11, 2020 | UW News
Memoir tells journey towards becoming the first Latina pilot on the United States Aerobatic Team
several N95 face masks
September 4, 2020 | UW News
Engineering's Jonathan Posner has led the development of a box that can decontaminate N95 respirator masks.
Uri Shumlak and Chris Hansen
September 2, 2020 | UW Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
The HIT Lab and the ZaP Lab received funding to advance two different strategies for compact, cost-effective fusion energy.
September 2, 2020 | UW Books
New book explores future environments, climate change, adaptive restoration and the Columbia River Basin
University of Washington Campus
August 31, 2020 | UW News
The grant will help establish a NSF Research Traineeship at the University of Washington for graduate students in quantum information science and technology.
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August 26, 2020 | UW News
Allen School faculty join two new National Science Foundation institutes devoted to artificial intelligence research
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August 26, 2020 | The Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems
The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Washington and Oregon State University a five-year, $5 million grant to advance nanoscale science, engineering, and technology research in the Pacific Northwest.
Ting Cao
August 25, 2020 | Clean Energy Institute
MSE's Ting Cao brings computational science to the virtual classroom during COVID-19.
Cecilia Aragon
August 25, 2020 | Human Centered Design & Engineering
The project will help further the advancement of women with disabilities in STEM
screenshot of panelists on Zoom
August 21, 2020 | Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
Faculty in engineering helped organize a conference to discuss the barriers Black scholars in STEM fields face.