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A baby is asleep while a smart speaker prototype monitors its breathing. The breathing waveform is shown on a computer screen nearby.
October 15, 2019 | UW News
UW researchers developed the first smart speaker system that lets a device use white noise to both soothe sleeping babies and monitor their breathing and movement.
October 9, 2019
Do you learn, live or work at the UW? Just 20–30 minutes of your time can help make the University a better place. Deadline: Nov. 8.
Line of Pronto bikes on a sidewalk in front of water
October 7, 2019 | UW News
UW researchers, led by CEE professor Don MacKenzie, have published a study on why docked bike sharing in Seattle failed while dockless bike sharing succeeded.
A scanning electron micrograph image of the surface of the optical element.
October 4, 2019 | UW News
UW scientists have designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision. As they report in a paper published Oct. 4 in the journal Science Advances, their designed optical element focuses light to discrete points in a 3D helical pattern.
September 25, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Dr. Fred Ribe, Professor Emeritus at UW and a leading pioneer in U.S. fusion energy research, died on June 19, 2019 in Santa Fe, New Mexico at age 94. Professor Ribe was a pioneer in fusion energy research in the UW nuclear engineering department.
orange sun with spots
September 19, 2019 | UW News
A University of Washington study published this month in the journal Physics of Plasmas proposes a model of plasma motion that would explain the 11-year sunspot cycle and several other previously mysterious properties of the sun.
A traffic jam on a huge freeway at night
September 16, 2019 | UW News
Researchers at the University of Washington studied how Americans' perceived cost of commute time changes depending on who's driving. The study suggests that at least for now, people would rather drive themselves than have an autonomous vehicle drive them.
members of the nandropper team with nanodropper
August 26, 2019 | College of Engineering
By reducing the size of eye drops, the team behind Nanodropper wants to make your eye medications last longer and help you save money.
Maria Huffman
August 23, 2019 | UW News

Dr. Maria Huffman is the new director of the University of Washington’s Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF), the largest publicly accessible nanofabrication facility in the Pacific Northwest. Huffman joins WNF from Lund University in southern Sweden.

CEE graduate student Shashank Bhushan
August 22, 2019 | UW News
CEE graduate student Shashank Bhushan is one of three UW recipients of a prestigious NASA fellowship that funds student research projects in the fields of Earth and planetary sciences and astrophysics.
August 20, 2019 | UW News
University of Washington security researchers have developed ShareAR, a toolkit that lets app developers build in collaborative and interactive features without sacrificing their users’ privacy and security. The researchers presented their findings Aug. 14 at the USENIX Security Symposium in Santa Clara, California.
Ashis Banerjee
August 19, 2019 | UW News
Engineering researchers have developed a system to monitor workers and tell them how risky their behaviors are.
August 12, 2019 | UW News

A team of researchers at UW has solved the puzzle of how Earth's first cells came to function.

a biopsy image of ductal carcinoma in situ
August 9, 2019 | UW News
Researchers at University of Washington and University of California, Los Angeles, have developed an artificial intelligence system that could help pathologists read biopsies more accurately, and lead to better detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.
Students standing in front of Fluke Hall
August 8, 2019 | Washington Nanofabrication Facility
Five undergrads, including three from engineering, have been awarded grants by the Washington Research Foundation to fabricate nanoscale quantum devices.
hands paining with watercolors
July 29, 2019 | UW News
In a pilot study led by the University of Washington, researchers explored art-based mindfulness activities that schools could use to reduce headaches, a common side effect of stress in adolescent girls. After three weeks of twice-weekly mindfulness and art therapy sessions, the girls reported experiencing significantly fewer headaches.
François Baneyx
July 18, 2019 | UW News
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.
July 18, 2019 | UW News
Scientists have visualized the electronic structure in a microelectronic device for the first time, opening up opportunities for finely tuned, high-performance electronic devices.
July 17, 2019 | UW News
ME professor Per Reinhall and ECE professor Mari Ostendorf have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Magdalena Balazinska
July 17, 2019 | UW Allen School
Balazinska, who co-leads the Allen School's Database and Data Science research groups, will succeed current director Hank Levy.
Atari cartridges
July 15, 2019 | College of Engineering
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.
Ewurama Karikari
July 9, 2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering
Ewurama Karikari shares how the UW STARS program helped her transform her passions for math and robotics into a mechanical engineering mechatronics degree.
students carrying the rocket
July 2, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
SARP, the UW rocketry club, clinched the top spot as the 2019 Judge's Choice and Overall Winner in the Spaceport America Cup.
Hugo Pontes
July 1, 2019 | Undergraduate Academic Affairs
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.
A woman and a man wearing EEG caps
July 1, 2019 | UW News
A team created a method that allows three people to work together to solve a problem using only their minds.