News & Events


STARS students Tammy Teal and Ivan Cordero
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.

Paul G. Allen
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."
member of the data collection team
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.
Four members of the team behind Prescience
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.
3-D printed devices
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.
Siddhartha Srinivasa and his robot
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.
photo collage of images
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.
Electrical & Computer Engineering Building
September 24, 2018 | College of Engineering

UW Electrical Engineering has changed its name to the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) to expand student opportunities and better reflect current teaching, research and service.

Mt Rainier
September 24, 2018 | Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

For the first time, a team of researchers including CEE alumnus Chris Frans and associate professor Erkan Istanbulluoglu have evaluated the hydrological impact of receding glaciers in the region.

Sham Kakade
September 13, 2018 | UW News
The National Science Foundation announced on Sept. 11 that it is awarding grants totaling $8.5 million to 19 collaborative projects at 23 universities for the study of complex and entrenched problems in data science. Three of these projects will be based at the University of Washington and led by researchers in the College of Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences.
a brain-computer interface based on an electroencephalogram (EEG) cap
September 4, 2018 | UW News
Building on seven years of research that helps patients with sensory and motor neurological disorders, the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering is updating its name to the Center for Neurotechnology (CNT).
August 21, 2018 | UW News
A recent study from researchers at UW suggests that public buses are unaffected by private shuttles most of the time.
August 17, 2018 | College of Engineering
A human centered design and engineering team is helping campus dining halls donate and deliver excess food to local homeless shelters.
August 15, 2018
Researchers from the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department have developed a method to help ensure unpiloted drones won't lose course.
photo of Herbert Sauro
August 8, 2018 | UW News
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $6.5 million, five-year grant to the University of Washington and partner institutions to establish the Center for Reproducible Biomedical Modeling. The center’s primary goal is to develop more effective predictive models of biological systems, which are used in research and medicine.
photo of François Baneyx
August 7, 2018 | UW News

The United States Department of Energy has awarded an expected $10.75 million, four-year grant to the University of Washington, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other partner institutions for a new interdisciplinary research center to define the enigmatic rules that govern how molecular-scale building blocks assemble into ordered structures — and give rise to complex hierarchical materials.

a back-reflector surface used to test perovskite performance, with a sunny background
July 26, 2018 | UW News
In a paper published in Nature Photonics, a UW group showed that a prototype semiconductor thin-film has performed even better than today’s best solar cell materials at emitting light. The team achieved a record performance in this material, known as a lead-halide perovskite, by chemically treating it through a process known as “surface passivation,” which treats imperfections and reduces the likelihood that the absorbed photons will end up wasted rather than converted to useful energy.
photo of Daniela Rosner
July 2, 2018 | UW News

UW News sat down with University of Washington assistant professor of human-centered design and engineering Daniela Rosner to learn more about what it means to uncover the hidden figures in the history of technology design.

Daniel Schwartz
June 29, 2018 | UW News

Daniel Schwartz received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation this week.

June 27, 2018 | Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
UW researchers are working to improve the health and living conditions of an impoverished floating community in the Amazon.
Kiana Peterson, a STARS student and EE major in 2017
June 14, 2018 | Seattle Times
Five years after it began, the program to help more low-income, women and minority students become engineers at the UW is showing strong results, with 75 percent of its students either continuing in engineering or graduating.
June 12, 2018 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
In this novel course, Boeing engineers and Mechanical Engineering faculty partner to teach students how to design commercial airplanes.
Sonya Cunningham
June 8, 2018 | Faculty & Staff Insider
STARS Program Director Sonya G. Cunningham has been awarded the 2018 David B. Thorud Leadership Award, a UW Award of Excellence. Thanks to Sonya's leadership, the outcomes for STARS students — those studying engineering in the Washington State Academic RedShirts program — have been spectacular.
Mackenzie Andrews walks with her father on the UW campus. Photo: Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times
June 1, 2018 | The Seattle Times
Courses in bioengineering offered Mackenzie Andrews the chance to explore the brain’s wiring and answer nagging questions about her dad's addiction. Now she's about to graduate with a double major in bioengineering and neuroscience and continue at the UW to earn her master's degree. The Seattle Times produced a great story about this powerhouse's journey.