News & Events


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.”
A researcher writes 'hello' on a computer screen by drawing out the letters in the air with a finger. The researcher is wearing the ring/wristband combo.
February 3, 2020 | UW News
Researchers at the University of Washington have created AuraRing, a ring and wristband combination that can detect the precise location of someone’s index finger and continuously track hand movements.
François Baneyx
January 29, 2020 | UW News
François Baneyx has been named Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Washington, Provost Mark Richards announced yesterday at the inaugural meeting of the UW Innovation Roundtable.
A view of Commencement Bay from a plane
January 22, 2020 | UW News
Using a new “non-targeted” approach, researchers at the University of Washington and UW Tacoma screened samples from multiple regions of Puget Sound to look for potentially concerning chemicals.
Rendering of red blood cells
January 22, 2020 | UW Medicine
The 3D microvessels can show how normal red blood cells squeeze through them, and malaria-infected cells become stalled.
Airplane taking off
December 11, 2019 | UW News
Communities underneath and downwind of jets landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are exposed to a type of ultrafine particle pollution that is distinctly associated with aircraft.
The night sky over a grass field
December 6, 2019 | UW News

An astronomy fellowship now has greater gender diversity among its awardees, thanks to a collaboration with UW's ADVANCE Center.

harvesting rice in a rice field
December 4, 2019 | UW News
UW researchers found that warmer temperatures, at levels expected under most climate change projections, can lead to higher concentrations of arsenic in rice grains.
A wooden birdhouse
December 2, 2019 | UW News
UW researchers have created Carpentry Compiler, a digital tool that allows users to design woodworking projects and create optimized fabrication instructions based on the materials and equipment a user has available.
Woman holding a smart phone
November 27, 2019 | UW News
Using a mathematical framework with roots in artificial intelligence and robotics, UW researchers were able to uncover the process for how a person makes choices in groups.
A coal power plant in West Virginia.
November 20, 2019 | UW News
University of Washington researchers have found that air pollution from electricity generation emissions in 2014 led to about 16,000 premature deaths in the continental U.S. In many states, the majority of the health impacts came from emissions originating in other states. The team also found that exposures were higher for black and white non-Latino Americans than for other groups, and that this disparity held even after accounting for differences in income.
A healthy reef in Indonesia teems with life
November 15, 2019 | UW News
A&A associate professor Jinkyu Yang and a team of researchers have received a two-year, $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant to study coral growth.
freight shipping container in foreground and research ship in background
November 7, 2019 | UW News
A University of Washington team is leaving to study how fall storms, dwindling sea ice and vulnerable coastlines might combine in a changing Arctic.
Five hands making fists in a circle. All arms have black Fitbit trackers on them.
November 4, 2019 | UW News
A UW team compared students’ reports of unfair treatment to changes in daily activities to understand how single discrimination events alter students’ daily behavior.
illustration of the optical tractor beam
November 4, 2019 | UW News
College of Engineering researchers have developed a method that could make reproducible manufacturing at the nanoscale possible.
perovskite solar cell
October 31, 2019 | UW News

UW researchers have developed a way to illuminate strain in lead halide perovskite solar cells without harming them.

DNA testing kit
October 29, 2019 | College of Engineering
Researchers at the University of Washington have found that GEDmatch, a popular third-party genetic genealogy site, is vulnerable to multiple kinds of security risks.
October 21, 2019 | College of Engineering
Through the student project-turned-startup MedsForAll, materials science and engineering alum Shawn Swanson (BS ’15, MS ’16) is developing an affordable alternative to the EpiPen.
A baby is asleep while a smart speaker prototype monitors its breathing. The breathing waveform is shown on a computer screen nearby.
October 15, 2019 | UW News
UW researchers developed the first smart speaker system that lets a device use white noise to both soothe sleeping babies and monitor their breathing and movement.
Line of Pronto bikes on a sidewalk in front of water
October 7, 2019 | UW News
UW researchers, led by CEE professor Don MacKenzie, have published a study on why docked bike sharing in Seattle failed while dockless bike sharing succeeded.