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student working on a laptop
March 31, 2020 | UW News
If you are looking for a way to help during the coronavirus, UW researchers have a task for you: collect your coughs.
Parker Ruth
March 30, 2020 | UW News
Engineering student Parker Ruth is among 396 undergrads around the country named Goldwater Scholars for 2020.
The back of a person wearing a hat and a jacket. Drawn around the person's head are four speech bubbles: Each one contains a logo for either Skype, Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp
March 18, 2020 | UW News
UW researchers studied how people investigated potentially suspicious posts on their own Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Bus on a street
March 17, 2020 | UW News

College of Engineering researchers are carrying out a project to investigate the reasons for bus delays.

The Age of AI
March 11, 2020 | UW News
Pedro Domingos, professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, shares his expertise on artificial intelligence and data science in “The Age of A.I.,” a YouTube documentary.
Discovery Days logo
March 11, 2020 | College of Engineering
After thoughtful consideration of our community and in accordance with public health guidelines we have decided to cancel Discovery Days scheduled for April 23 and 24.
a person rowing in water
March 2, 2020 | UW News
Fitness trackers make it easy for college athletic programs to collect data about health and performance on athletes. This shift toward more data collection might encroach on college athletes’ autonomy.
February 18, 2020 | UW News
UW researchers have developed a mathematical model that describes how rotating detonation engines work.
earthquake damage to brick building
February 14, 2020 | UW News
UW researchers share new results about how midrise to tall buildings would fare in various simulated magnitude 9 earthquakes at the AAAS annual meeting.
diagram of cell activation
February 13, 2020 | UW News
Scientists and physicians have long known that immune cells migrate to the site of an infection. Now, researchers at the University of Washington and Northwestern University have uncovered evidence that this gathering is not just a consequence of immune activation. Immune cells count their neighbors before deciding whether or not the immune system should kick into high gear.
A river in the foreground while children run on the beach in the background
February 13, 2020 | UW News
Researchers at the University of Washington were interested in studying how several hydropower dams affected the temperature of three major rivers in Southeast Asia's Mekong River basin. Using 30 years of satellite data, the team discovered that within one year of the opening of a major dam, downstream river temperatures during the dry season dropped by up to 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C). The cooling persisted where the rivers meet the Mekong River, which showed, at most, a 1.4 F (0.8 C) cooling.
Steve Kramer
February 10, 2020 | UW News
CEE professor Steve Kramer has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions in engineering, for “contributions to geotechnical earthquake engineering, including liquefaction, seismic stability and seismic site response.”
A researcher writes 'hello' on a computer screen by drawing out the letters in the air with a finger. The researcher is wearing the ring/wristband combo.
February 3, 2020 | UW News
Researchers at the University of Washington have created AuraRing, a ring and wristband combination that can detect the precise location of someone’s index finger and continuously track hand movements.
François Baneyx
January 29, 2020 | UW News
François Baneyx has been named Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Washington, Provost Mark Richards announced yesterday at the inaugural meeting of the UW Innovation Roundtable.
A view of Commencement Bay from a plane
January 22, 2020 | UW News
Using a new “non-targeted” approach, researchers at the University of Washington and UW Tacoma screened samples from multiple regions of Puget Sound to look for potentially concerning chemicals.
Airplane taking off
December 11, 2019 | UW News
Communities underneath and downwind of jets landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are exposed to a type of ultrafine particle pollution that is distinctly associated with aircraft.
The night sky over a grass field
December 6, 2019 | UW News

An astronomy fellowship now has greater gender diversity among its awardees, thanks to a collaboration with UW's ADVANCE Center.

harvesting rice in a rice field
December 4, 2019 | UW News
UW researchers found that warmer temperatures, at levels expected under most climate change projections, can lead to higher concentrations of arsenic in rice grains.
A wooden birdhouse
December 2, 2019 | UW News
UW researchers have created Carpentry Compiler, a digital tool that allows users to design woodworking projects and create optimized fabrication instructions based on the materials and equipment a user has available.
Woman holding a smart phone
November 27, 2019 | UW News
Using a mathematical framework with roots in artificial intelligence and robotics, UW researchers were able to uncover the process for how a person makes choices in groups.
A coal power plant in West Virginia.
November 20, 2019 | UW News
University of Washington researchers have found that air pollution from electricity generation emissions in 2014 led to about 16,000 premature deaths in the continental U.S. In many states, the majority of the health impacts came from emissions originating in other states. The team also found that exposures were higher for black and white non-Latino Americans than for other groups, and that this disparity held even after accounting for differences in income.
A healthy reef in Indonesia teems with life
November 15, 2019 | UW News
A&A associate professor Jinkyu Yang and a team of researchers have received a two-year, $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant to study coral growth.
freight shipping container in foreground and research ship in background
November 7, 2019 | UW News
A University of Washington team is leaving to study how fall storms, dwindling sea ice and vulnerable coastlines might combine in a changing Arctic.
Five hands making fists in a circle. All arms have black Fitbit trackers on them.
November 4, 2019 | UW News
A UW team compared students’ reports of unfair treatment to changes in daily activities to understand how single discrimination events alter students’ daily behavior.
illustration of the optical tractor beam
November 4, 2019 | UW News
College of Engineering researchers have developed a method that could make reproducible manufacturing at the nanoscale possible.