News & Events


July 7, 2020 | Department of Bioengineering
Bioengineering Professor Herbert Sauro leads COVID-19 partnership with top U.S. government agencies.
June 23, 2020 | UW News
UW engineering researchers have demonstrated solid-state laser refrigeration of nanoscale sensors.
San Francisco at sunset
June 17, 2020 | UW News
A University of Washington-led team investigated whether fewer cars on the road due to stay-at-home orders led to cleaner air.
screenshot of the panelists on Zoom
June 9, 2020 | College of Engineering
Dean Nancy Allbritton facilitates a conversation with Washington state leaders in the frontline of COVID-19.
Mary Lidstrom, UW vice provost for research, speaking at the Northwest Quantum Nexus summit
June 5, 2020
Discussing the evolving picture of research at the UW with Professor Mary Lidstrom.
photo grid of students
June 5, 2020 | UW News
Fulbright scholarship winners include four engineering students.
June 3, 2020
"To all Black students, faculty and staff, I see your pain and am committed to stand with you and support you."
drone flying
June 1, 2020 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
A&A students showcased impressive projects via Youtube. Vote for your favorites by June 5.
screenshot of three students on a zoom presentation
May 26, 2020 | Foster School of Business
Engineering students were among those awarded prizes in the Dempsey Startup Competition, which recognizes student entrepreneurial efforts.
young man at a desktop computer
May 22, 2020 | Department of Electrical & Computing Engineering
Camera-maker Wyze, led by ISE alum Yun Zhang ('96), generously donated 1,000 web cameras to the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.
elderly man standing in a doorway
May 6, 2020 | UW News
CSE Professor Rajesh Rao has partnered with other UW faculty to conduct an online survey on moral dilemmas related to COVID-19. Ultimately, the research aims to help inform the ways artificial intelligence can become more attuned to cultural variations in how people think about decisions in health care settings.
oysters on beach
May 1, 2020 | UW News
In a recent interdisciplinary study, University of Washington researchers have discovered that the abundance of tiny microplastic contaminants in these oysters is much lower than previously thought.
Research Lab
April 30, 2020 | UW News
The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced the award of approximately $350,000 in COVID-19 rapid response grants to 21 different faculty-led teams.
virus illustration
April 28, 2020 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering
An innovative device in development by MSE researchers will use UV and IR light to help minimize the spread of disease by disinfecting common surfaces.
April 24, 2020 | UW News
A team of researchers led by Faisal Hossain, professor of civil and environmental engineering, developed and continues to improve a technology-based irrigation advisory system to give farmers real-time information right on their cell phones.
Person on a train looking at a smartphone
April 22, 2020 | UW News
UW researchers have developed a new app, CovidSafe, to alert people about potential exposure to COVID-19 without giving up anyone's privacy. This app may also help individuals who test positive prepare for a contact tracing interview with a public health official.
two people wearing masks carrying boxes
April 16, 2020 | UW News
UW instructors offer creative solutions for courses that involve hands-on work.
A group shot of UW students all wearing purple sweatshirts
April 15, 2020 | Prism | ASEE
The success of the STARS program was highlighted in the latest issue of American Society for Engineering Education's newsletter.
face shields
April 14, 2020 | UW News
3D printers across the UW's three campuses were running 24/7 to print face shields for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
headshots of Arka Majumdar and Lillian Ratliff
April 14, 2020 | ECE News
UW ECE faculty members Arka Majumdar (left) and Lillian Ratliff (right) are each a recipient of the 2020 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (ONR YIP) award. The early-career program award supports naval-relevant research and is highly competitive.
boy using a laptop
April 14, 2020 | UW News
HCDE researchers are beginning a national study to help families discover technology that helps them both successfully navigate home-based learning and combat social isolation.
A graphic showing the online status of four people -- Alice who is online at work, Bob who is offline, Carol who is online but has changed her status to appear offline to avoid Malory, and Malory who is waiting for Carol to get online to ask for a favor.
April 13, 2020 | UW News
UW researchers found that many people misunderstand online status indicators but still carefully shape their behavior to control how they are displayed to others.
Eric Klavins and Julie Kientz
April 7, 2020 | College of Engineering
Dean Nancy Allbritton has announced two new chair appointments in the departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Human Centered Design & Engineering.
April 6, 2020 | UW News
From debunking myths on social media to investigating how users react to fake content, UW researchers hope to slow the viral spread of the COVID-19 'infodemic.'
students painting an external wall
April 3, 2020 | UW News
Students in the Grand Challenges Impact Lab spent winter quarter in Bengaluru, India, working with local organizations that are addressing problems in the area. View videos of the students' projects, including educating young drivers and connecting residents to sanitary restrooms.