Twenty-five percent of first-generation and low-income students who entered the UW as pre-engineers earned a degree in the field. These students didn't get the same level of high school education as peers from highly resourced schools. The Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) program supports students from underserved high schools after they start at the UW. And it's helping; 95 percent of STARS students have stuck with engineering through their junior year, compared with 33 percent of students from similar backgrounds who also expressed an interest in engineering when they began at the UW.
Read why Tammy Teal, B.S. CEE '18 and Ivan Cordero '19 credit the program with their successes.
UW Electrical Engineering has changed its name to the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) to expand student opportunities and better reflect current teaching, research and service.
For the first time, a team of researchers including CEE alumnus Chris Frans and associate professor Erkan Istanbulluoglu have evaluated the hydrological impact of receding glaciers in the region.
The United States Department of Energy has awarded an expected $10.75 million, four-year grant to the University of Washington, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other partner institutions for a new interdisciplinary research center to define the enigmatic rules that govern how molecular-scale building blocks assemble into ordered structures — and give rise to complex hierarchical materials.
UW News sat down with University of Washington assistant professor of human-centered design and engineering Daniela Rosner to learn more about what it means to uncover the hidden figures in the history of technology design.
Daniel Schwartz received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation this week.