News & Events


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.
student working on a laptop
March 31, 2020 | UW News
If you are looking for a way to help during the coronavirus, UW researchers have a task for you: collect your coughs.
Parker Ruth
March 30, 2020 | UW News
Engineering student Parker Ruth is among 396 undergrads around the country named Goldwater Scholars for 2020.
The back of a person wearing a hat and a jacket. Drawn around the person's head are four speech bubbles: Each one contains a logo for either Skype, Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp
March 18, 2020 | UW News
UW researchers studied how people investigated potentially suspicious posts on their own Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Bus on a street
March 17, 2020 | UW News

College of Engineering researchers are carrying out a project to investigate the reasons for bus delays.

The Age of AI
March 11, 2020 | UW News
Pedro Domingos, professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, shares his expertise on artificial intelligence and data science in “The Age of A.I.,” a YouTube documentary.
Discovery Days logo
March 11, 2020 | College of Engineering
After thoughtful consideration of our community and in accordance with public health guidelines we have decided to cancel Discovery Days scheduled for April 23 and 24.
Graduate student Ty Higashi at a NASA lab working on the heart tissue space flight experiment in preparation for the launch
March 6, 2020 | UW Medicine
Part of the Tissue Chips in Space program, this study will measure how microgravity affects human heart muscle.
a person rowing in water
March 2, 2020 | UW News
Fitness trackers make it easy for college athletic programs to collect data about health and performance on athletes. This shift toward more data collection might encroach on college athletes’ autonomy.
February 18, 2020 | UW News
UW researchers have developed a mathematical model that describes how rotating detonation engines work.
earthquake damage to brick building
February 14, 2020 | UW News
UW researchers share new results about how midrise to tall buildings would fare in various simulated magnitude 9 earthquakes at the AAAS annual meeting.
diagram of cell activation
February 13, 2020 | UW News
Scientists and physicians have long known that immune cells migrate to the site of an infection. Now, researchers at the University of Washington and Northwestern University have uncovered evidence that this gathering is not just a consequence of immune activation. Immune cells count their neighbors before deciding whether or not the immune system should kick into high gear.
A river in the foreground while children run on the beach in the background
February 13, 2020 | UW News
Researchers at the University of Washington were interested in studying how several hydropower dams affected the temperature of three major rivers in Southeast Asia's Mekong River basin. Using 30 years of satellite data, the team discovered that within one year of the opening of a major dam, downstream river temperatures during the dry season dropped by up to 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C). The cooling persisted where the rivers meet the Mekong River, which showed, at most, a 1.4 F (0.8 C) cooling.
Steve Kramer
February 10, 2020 | UW News
CEE professor Steve Kramer has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions in engineering, for “contributions to geotechnical earthquake engineering, including liquefaction, seismic stability and seismic site response.”