EE alum Henry Louie founded KiloWatts for Humanity to tackle energy poverty in places like Zambia, where less than three percent of rural residents have electricity. KiloWatts for Humanity has established solar- and wind-powered energy kiosks to provide electricity to communities that are not connected to the national grid.
February 1, 2017 - EE
January 10, 2017 - ME
First in her family to attend college, senior Fethya Ibrahim is making the most of her time at the UW. Learn about why — thanks to her experiences in ME’s Cell Biomechanics Lab and in the Machine Shop — she decided to pursue a degree in ME.
December 29, 2016 - CEE
They own their own engineering companies, have each been named "Engineer of the Year" by the American Council of Engineering Companies-Washington chapter, and now these three civil and environmental engineering alumnae have one more thing in common: establishing a scholarship fund.
December 29, 2016 - A&A
When Emilio Beltran, '99, was growing up, college seemed like a foreign concept. At the time, he did not know anyone aside from his teachers who had been to a four-year school. Now a UW A&A graduate, he has setup the Beltran Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Student Support.
December 19, 2016 - CEE
It’s an oxymoron of sorts: better refugee camps. But despite contradictory terms, a team of CEE researchers is working to improve wastewater treatment systems at refugee camps, which are typically constructed quickly to accommodate people displaced by both natural and man-made disasters.
December 6, 2016 - ME
For over 15 years, ME has partnered with the Seattle VA’s Center for Limb Loss Prevention & Prosthetic Engineering. This collaboration has resulted in hands-on research opportunities for more than 50 ME students and has helped propel UW biomechanics research in new directions.