News & Events


A person standing in a laboratory holding up a small solar cell
January 16, 2019 | UW News
Three teams led by University of Washington researchers have received competitive awards totaling more than $2.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office for projects that will advance research and development in photovoltaic materials.
SecondChance interface on a smartphone
January 10, 2019 | UW News
A team of UW researchers, including Computer Science & Engineering associate professor Shyam Gollakota, has developed a cellphone app that can detect an opioid overdose and call for help.
January 3, 2019 | College of Engineering
The new campus makerspace provides the UW community with a place to collaborate, innovate and create.
Pothos ivy
December 19, 2018 | UW News
Researchers at the UW have genetically modified a common houseplant — pothos ivy — to remove chloroform and benzene from the air around it.
Paul Gibbs, a mechanical engineer at the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory, inspects the newest Adaptable Monitoring Package, or AMP, before a test in a saltwater pool.
December 14, 2018 | UW News
A team at the University of Washington has created an underwater mechanical eye called an Adaptable Monitoring Package, or AMP. Using a combination of sensors, it watches animals and records their activity when they pass by renewable energy sites.
bee with a sensor attached
December 11, 2018 | UW News
Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health, but drone use is limited by the power the devices need. Now, UW engineers have created a sensing system that is small enough to ride aboard a bumblebee.
Picture of how small protein molecules interact with one another.
December 7, 2018 | UW News
A new UW led study verifies Gibbs’ theory for materials that form row by row. The research uncovers the underlying mechanism, which fills in a fundamental knowledge gap and opens new pathways in materials science.
solar power graph
December 5, 2018 | Clean Energy Institute
The Department of Energy has awarded $2.8 million to a UW-led team for research on halving the cost of power electronics in solar photovoltaic systems.
SARP team
December 3, 2018 | College of Engineering
For the UW SARP team, it really is rocket science.
UW postdoc Ivana Milovanovic (left) works with Center for Neurotechnology Young Scholars Program participant Emily Boeschoten on a sensory device.
November 28, 2018 | UW News
UW researchers are studying how brain-computer interfaces affect whether patients feel they are in charge of their own actions.
November 14, 2018 | UW News
UW researchers have constructed functional metalenses out of 2D materials.
e-bike delivery staff
October 26, 2018 | UW News
The Urban Freight Lab is partnering with UPS to determine whether e-bike delivery will help ease Seattle's traffic congestion.
Mohamed El-Sharkawi
October 25, 2018 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering
We sadly share the news of the recent passing of Mohamed El-Sharkawi. El-Sharkawi was a professor emeritus of UW Electrical & Computer Engineering, a Fellow of IEEE, an associate chair and a professor in the Clean Energy Institute. His research focused on electric and renewable energy, electric safety, electric drives, power electronics, intelligent systems and control.
October 25, 2018 | UW News
The UW will lead an initiative to explore the mechanisms behind curiosity and seek advances in artificial cognition.
STARS alumna Tammy Teal
October 17, 2018 | University of Washington

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.

Paul G. Allen
October 15, 2018 | Allen School
The University, the College, and the Allen School mourn the loss of Paul G. Allen, a man of extraordinary vision, leadership and generosity whose impact on our world is profound. Just last year, the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering was established. "I'm grateful for what he created during his 65 years, and for the legacy that those of us inspired by his drive and generosity will continue to build upon," noted UW President Ana Mari Cauce. "Paul was a truly remarkable person who changed the world multiple times in his lifetime," said Allen School Director Hank Levy. “We can only hope to follow his example, by searching for the most important scientific and societal challenges of our era and applying our energies to solving them."
member of the data collection team
October 12, 2018 | UW News
UW researchers want to know if parcel lockers that aren’t owned by a specific company could alleviate traffic congestion in Seattle.
Four members of the team behind Prescience
October 10, 2018 | UW News
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new machine-learning system, called Prescience, to predict the likelihood that a patient will develop hypoxemia during surgery.
3-D printed devices
October 9, 2018 | UW News
Engineers at the UW have developed 3-D printed devices that can track and store their own use without using batteries or electronics.
October 8, 2018
Within a rapidly evolving — and increasingly disorienting — digital arena, researchers in the emCOMP Lab analyze how false information spreads online.
Siddhartha Srinivasa and his robot
October 1, 2018 | UW News
This fall, the University of Washington’s annual engineering lecture series will feature three College of Engineering faculty whose research is accelerating positive impact here and around the world.
photo collage of images
September 28, 2018 | UW News
People who have submitted photos to the #MemoriesInDNA project have selected images of family members, favorite places and tasty food that will be preserved for years in the form of synthetic DNA. Now this collection — which currently contains more than 3,000 images and is still growing — will be headed to the final frontier: space.
Electrical & Computer Engineering Building
September 24, 2018 | College of Engineering

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.

Mt Rainier
September 24, 2018 | Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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.

Sham Kakade
September 13, 2018 | UW News
The National Science Foundation announced on Sept. 11 that it is awarding grants totaling $8.5 million to 19 collaborative projects at 23 universities for the study of complex and entrenched problems in data science. Three of these projects will be based at the University of Washington and led by researchers in the College of Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences.