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January 31, 2018 | UW News
The outsized impact of materials science on today’s world has prompted UW and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to create the Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry and Technology — or NW IMPACT. The new joint research endeavor will power discoveries and advancements in materials that transform energy, telecommunications, medicine, information technology and other fields.
January 24, 2018 | UW News
Researchers from the Molecular Information Systems Lab at the University of Washington and Microsoft are looking to collect 10,000 original images from around the world to preserve them indefinitely in synthetic DNA manufactured by Twist Bioscience. DNA holds promise as a revolutionary storage medium that lasts much longer and is many orders of magnitude denser than current technologies.
January 16, 2018 | UW News
UW scientists have built a biomaterial-based delivery system that uses mathematical logic to target therapeutics with a high degree of precision. When specific physiological conditions are met, the casing dissolves and releases its therapeutic freight.
January 9, 2018

As a Clean Energy Institute outreach ambassador, ChemE graduate student Gabriella Tosado is encouraging K-12 students statewide to pursue engineering and science.

January 8, 2018 | UW News
The UW Reality Lab will focus on developing next-generation virtual and augmented reality technologies and educating an industry workforce.
December 29, 2017
STARS is part of the effort to grow the pipeline of Washington students who will graduate and enter high-demand STEM and health care fields, a public-private partnership was initiated in 2011 to support low- and middle-income students as they earn their bachelor’s degrees and enter the workforce.
December 19, 2017 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
ISE Professor Christina Mastrangelo will lead the new UW site for the Center for Health Organization Transformation, a National Science Foundation funded Industry-University Cooperative Research Center focused on providing innovative, evidence-based transformational strategies in healthcare.
December 13, 2017 | UW News
UW Engineering celebrated two major fundraising and construction milestones on Wednesday for the Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering, which will allow the UW to double its annual computer science and engineering degree production, offer an unparalleled education to more of Washington’s students and grow its high impact research programs.
December 8, 2017 | UW Tacoma News
While helping to stop alarming Puget Sound salmon die-offs, UW Tacoma researchers are introducing middle-schoolers to the excitement of field research.
December 5, 2017 | UW News
UW engineers have developed the first 3-D printed plastic objects that can connect to WiFi without electronics.
December 5, 2017 | UW News
The University of Washington has launched a new institute aimed at accelerating research at the nanoscale: the Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems, or NanoES. Housed in a new, multimillion-dollar facility on the UW’s Seattle campus, the institute will pursue impactful advancements in a variety of disciplines — including energy, materials science, computation and medicine.
December 1, 2017 | Avvo
STARS student and HCDE major Tuyen Truong gives students advice about how to make the most out of internship experiences.
November 30, 2017 | Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Tammy Teal, a CEE major and STARS participant, discusses her UW experiences in the Civil and Environmental Engineering departmental magazine. Teal hopes to put her engineering skills into practice by improving access to clean water in developing countries.
November 28, 2017
In the aftermath of the Central Mexico earthquake, a team of researchers including professor Pedro Arduino and Jake Dafni travel to Mexico to gather perishable data.
November 28, 2017 | UW Today
Two College of Engineering faculty have been elected as 2018 fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Tom Furness, professor of industrial and systems engineering, was honored for “leadership in virtual and augmented reality” and Siddhartha “Sidd” Srinivasa, professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, was recognized for “contributions to robotic manipulation and human-robot interaction.”
November 28, 2017 | UW News
A team of University of Washington students and faculty has won Amazon’s inaugural Alexa Prize, a university competition designed to produce an artificial intelligence agent capable of coherent and sustained conversation with humans.
November 22, 2017 | UW Today
James Riley, professor of mechanical engineering, was named as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Riley was honored for his contributions in fluid mechanics and his advancements in the understanding of turbulent flows.
November 20, 2017 | College of Engineering
Engineering Rome, a program offered through Civil & Environmental Engineering, challenges students to understand what engineer has been — and what it can be — while navigating thousands of years of history.
November 16, 2017
Kiana Peterson, a STARS student and EE major, discusses her student experiences and the impact scholarships have made on her education.
November 16, 2017 | UW News
The CleanTech Alliance has presented the University of Washington with the organization’s 2017 CleanTech Achievement Award. The honor recognizes the UW’s dedication to research and development of transformative clean energy technologies, facilities, pipelines for startups and industry partnerships.
November 14, 2017 | UW News
Molly Grear (CEE) and Matthew Murbach (ChemE) were included by Forbes magazine on its list of the top 30 people in the world under age 30 in working on energy solutions.
November 13, 2017 | UW News
The team of researchers used machine-learning-based tools to analyze the language in nearly 800 movie scripts, quantifying how much power and agency those scripts give to individual characters.
November 8, 2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
The UW Human Powered Sub team blended traditional boatbuilding with aerospace and marine engineering to create a one-of-a-kind submarine. And they won a first place prize at the International Submarine Races.
November 1, 2017
AccessEngineering is laying the groundwork for engineering programs to better serve more diverse student bodies – at the UW and beyond.
October 31, 2017 | UW News
Using magnetic properties of conductive thread, University of Washington researchers are able to store data in fabric. In this example, the code to unlock a door is stored in a fabric patch and read by an array of magnetometers.

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