August 3, 2015 | UW Today
To serve growing demand for nanofabrication services, the Washington Nanofabrication Facility will double in size and get vital building upgrades.
August 3, 2015 | UW Today
New research shows a variety of pathways to crystal formation. Crystallization occurs across scientific disciplines; a shift in the picture of how it occurs has far-reaching consequences, says MSE's James De Yoreo.
July 22, 2015 | UW Today
A new study by UW and Columbia University researchers probed the computer security habits of 15 journalists across two continents and found a number of security weaknesses in their technological tools and ad-hoc workarounds. Use of online translation services or popular cloud-based data storage tools could expose confidential sources or other sensitive information. The authors, who include CSE assistant professor Franziska Roesner and students in the UW Master of Human Computer Interaction and Design program, identify a need for new tools designed with journalists in mind.
July 16, 2015 | UW Today
UW researchers who conducted the first academic review of nine mobile health applications on the market in March 2014 found none met all the criteria that would make them fully accessible to blind customers. Without proper coding, for example, an automated screen reader might read data in a glucose monitoring app as, "87 2:16 p.m. before breakfast fasting mgdl 5 13 15 glucose manual." Authors of the study include CSE doctoral student Lauren Milne, CSE professor Richard Ladner, and HCDE doctoral student Cynthia Bennett.
July 7, 2015 | College of Engineering
The CoMotion Innovation Fund awards grants to innovative projects with promising impact, bridging the gap between academic research grants and the ability to attract seed-stage investment. This year, seven out of the 11 innovation fund awards go to engineering-based projects!
June 30, 2015 | UW Today
A team of UW researchers has engineered yeast cells that can “talk” to one another using a plant hormone. Right now the cells are just saying “hi,” but the technique could lead to synthetic stem cells that grow into artificial organs or organisms that require different types of cells to work together. Authors of a new study include EE and BioE professor Eric Klavins, BioE PhD student Arjun Khakhar, and EE PhD student Nicholas J. Bolten.
July 8, 2015 | UW Today
Human Centered Design & Engineering professors Mark Haselkorn and Kate Starbird are gaining important insights into how information sharing can be tailored and supported to improve maritime security. Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, the U.S. Coast Guard’s commandant and top leader, is coming to UW to hear from these and other researchers with the UW’s Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR). See also: HCDE's Maritime Operational Information Sharing Analysis