News & Events


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.
Five engineering students posing in front of a wooden wall
June 28, 2019 | McKinstry YouTube Channel
Watch a video of five engineering students talk about their experience partnering with McKinstry on a capstone project.
smart speaker
June 19, 2019 | UW News
Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor in Computer Science & Engineering, and his research partners have developed a new tool to monitor people for cardiac arrest while they’re asleep without touching them. The findings are published June 19 in the Nature journal npj Digital Medicine.
Greg Miller
June 17, 2019 | College of Engineering
Greg Miller, vice dean of the College of Engineering, has been appointed interim dean effective July 2019.
Students tweaking a drone
June 13, 2019 | KIRO 7
A team of UW engineering students has been working to develop new antennas for disaster-relief drones. The students showed off their new antennas to AT&T on Tuesday.
Picasso's "Niña con corona y barco" steps out of the frame
June 12, 2019 | UW News
The Photo Wake-Up algorithm, developed by computer scientists at the University of Washington, can take a person from a 2D photo or a work of art and make them run, walk or jump out of the frame. The system also allows users to view the animation in three dimensions using augmented reality tools.
Students share their ideas at City Hall event
June 12, 2019 | City of Bellevue
A team from the UW Industrial and Systems Engineering program developed a model to make winter weather plow routes more efficient and cost-effective.
Ray Bowen
June 6, 2019 | College of Engineering
We honor the life and leadership of J. Ray Bowen, who served as the dean of engineering for 15 years from 1981 to 1996.
Pollen 5, the unmanned vehicle taking images of crops. Photo credit: Pollen Systems
June 6, 2019 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering
An ECE student team built an unmanned vehicle to inspect crops.
paper model
May 24, 2019 | UW News
A&A researchers have developed a novel solution, inspired by origami, to help reduce impact forces on spacecraft.
Cole DeForest, Gabrielle Benuska, and Jared Shadish
May 20, 2019 | UW News

In a paper published May 20 in the journal Nature Materials, a team of UW researchers unveiled a strategy for more efficient, precise tissue engineering, which could have broad implications in medicine.

Father using the app on his daughter
May 15, 2019 | UW News
Ear infections are difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are vague. UW researchers have created a way to detect them by simply using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
two students in a lab
May 3, 2019 | UW News
MSE professor Peter Pauzauskie and a team of researchers have published a paper in Science Advances on nanodiamonds. Their research indicates the potential for advances in medical research, computation and beyond.
Kristi Morgansen
May 2, 2019 | College of Engineering
Professor Kristi Morgansen has accepted the position of Chair of the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department. Says College of Engineering Dean Mike Bragg, "Her experience and dedication to the mission and excellence of A&A will serve the department and college well."
Thanika Painruttanasukho and Alexander Ratcliff
April 30, 2019 | College of Engineering
Dean Michael Bragg has announced the recipients of the 2019 Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence: Thanika Painruttanasukho (Industrial Systems & Engineering ) and Alexander Ratcliff (Civil & Environmental Engineering). Selection criteria include grades, rigor and distribution of courses, research experience, extracurricular activities, and leadership. Medals will be presented at the College of Engineering Awards Ceremony and reception on Thursday, May 23. Read more about the honorees on the Dean's Medal page.
A group of people looking at their phones
April 29, 2019 | UW News
Researchers at the University of Washington conducted in-depth interviews to learn why we compulsively check our phones. They found a series of triggers, common across age groups, that start and end habitual smartphone use. The team also explored user-generated solutions to end undesirable phone use. The results will be presented May 7 at the 2019 ACM CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Glasgow, Scotland.
students at a table
April 29, 2019 | College of Engineering
Through the College’s new Engineering Peer Educator program, experienced undergraduates help first-year undeclared students transition into the UW Engineering community.
screenshot of Project Sidewalk
April 18, 2019 | UW News
Computer Science & Engineering researchers have led the development of Project Sidewalk, an online crowdsourcing game that lets anyone with an internet connection use Google Street View to virtually explore neighborhoods and label curb ramps, missing or rough sidewalks, obstacles and more.
stylized image of the human brain
April 15, 2019 | UW News
In a paper to be published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Daggett and co-authors announce that they’ve developed synthetic peptides that can target and inhibit the small, toxic protein aggregates that are thought to trigger Alzheimer’s disease. Their synthetic peptides, which are designed to fold into a structure known as an alpha sheet, can block aggregation of amyloid beta, a brain protein, at its earliest and most toxic stages – as shown by experiments in human neural cell cultures, in mice and the common laboratory worm Caenorhabditis elegans. The results indicate that synthetic alpha sheets could form the basis of therapeutics to clear these small, toxic aggregates in people.
Pozzo installing a solar panel on the roof of a house in Jayuya, Puerto Rico
April 10, 2019 | Clean Energy Institute
Lilo Pozzo, the Weyerhaeuser Endowed Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, was recognized by the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E) for outstanding leadership in education. Pozzo was one of eight honorees at C3E’s annual Women in Clean Energy Symposium.
A doctoral student takes a sample from a tube
April 8, 2019 | UW News
A team of UW civil and environmental engineering researchers tested how well current water and wastewater disinfection methods affect antibiotic resistance genes in bacterial DNA. While these methods work well to deter bacterial growth, they had varied success in either degrading or deactivating a representative antibiotic resistance gene.