February 4, 2019 | UW News
A University of Washington-led team has found a new reason behind increased methane emissions from a thawing permafrost bog in Alaska: Early spring rainfall warms up the bog and promotes the growth of plants and methane-producing microbes. The team showed that early precipitation in 2016 warmed the bog about three weeks earlier than usual, and increased the bog's methane emissions by 30 percent compared to previous years. These results were recently published in Geophysical Research Letters.
January 23, 2019 | UW News
The RAPID Facility, housed at the University of Washington, offers a new way for scientists to get their hands on state-of-the-art equipment to study the effects of natural disasters.
January 22, 2019 | College of Engineering
Industry professionals help ISE undergraduates transition from student life to the working world through a unique new mentorship program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 3, 2018 | College of Engineering
For the UW SARP team, it really is rocket science.
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.
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.
October 25, 2018 | UW News
The UW will lead an initiative to explore the mechanisms behind curiosity and seek advances in artificial cognition.
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 17, 2018 | University of Washington
The Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) program supports students from underserved high schools after they start at the UW. And it's helping.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.