News & Events


robot feeding a person
March 11, 2019 | UW News
CSE researchers are working on a robotic system for adults who need help eating.
Smoke coming out of chimneys
March 11, 2019 | UW News
Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution generated mainly by non-Hispanic white Americans, according to new research from a team led by the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota.
Nanodropper's waste-free eyedropper wins the $15,000 IntuitiveX grand prize
March 7, 2019 | UW Foster Blog

UW Engineering student teams received rave reviews and prize money to continue development of their health innovation ideas. Twenty-two finalist teams competed at the 2019 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge hosted by the UW Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. Among the UW prizewinners:

Nanodropper (BioE, pharmacology, medicine) won the grand prize for their affordable universal eye dropper that saves patients money and reduces wasted medication. Pulmora, (BioE) was rewarded for their emergency ventilator that most people could use to help someone who has stopped breathing. Judges also really liked (JARL) prizes went to DopCuff (ME, ECE, CSE, MSE) for their device to facilitate accurate blood pressure readings in heart disease patients and Insulin Anywhere (BioE) for their portable device to enable diabetic patients to treat themselves for possibly longer than a week following a natural disaster.

drawing of the FASER instrument
March 6, 2019 | UW News
A team from the Mechanical Engineering Department joins other UW researchers for the Forward Search Experiment (FASER) into dark matter.
Steve Brunton
March 5, 2019 | SIAM News
ME Associate Professor Steven Brunton won the 2019 SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering Early Career Prize. The award recognizes Brunton for his significant contributions to a broad range of techniques for, and applications of, data-driven analytics, control theory, sparse sensing, and reduced order modeling.
Shayan Oveis Gharan and Alvin Cheung
March 1, 2019 | UW News
Shayan Oveis Gharan and Alvin Cheung, both assistant professors in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, have been awarded early-career fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The fellowships honor those early-career researchers whose achievements mark them among the next generation of scientific leaders.
Dale Carlson
March 1, 2019
At the age of 94, dean and CEE chair emeritus Dale Carlson passed away. During his time at UW, Carlson served as chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering from 1971-1976 and dean of the College of Engineering from 1976 to 1980.
February 25, 2019 | UW News
MSE's Xiaodong Xu and a team of researchers have developed a new system to trap individual excitons.
The landscape surrounding a thaw bog in Alaska
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.
remote-controlled boat
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.
student with mentor
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.
A person standing in a laboratory holding up a small solar cell
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.
SecondChance interface on a smartphone
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.
Pothos ivy
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.
Paul Gibbs, a mechanical engineer at the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory, inspects the newest Adaptable Monitoring Package, or AMP, before a test in a saltwater pool.
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.
bee with a sensor attached
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.
Picture of how small protein molecules interact with one another.
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.
solar power graph
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.
SARP team
December 3, 2018 | College of Engineering
For the UW SARP team, it really is rocket science.
UW postdoc Ivana Milovanovic (left) works with Center for Neurotechnology Young Scholars Program participant Emily Boeschoten on a sensory device.
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.
e-bike delivery staff
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.
Mohamed El-Sharkawi
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.