The academic "redshirt" program, designed to increase the success rate for students from economically- and educationally-disadvantaged backgrounds, is reporting positive impact in terms of student retention and performance.
Hyperloop, a transportation theory developed by Elon Musk, would allow people to travel at hypersonic speed via pods inside vacuum tubes. UWashington Hyperloop received an award and a big surprise at the first stage of the competition.
Caleb Perez received the Freshman Medal for academic achievement. Perez’s interest in bioengineering was inspired by his family's history of health challenges, and he hopes to help solve health problems by pursuing a career biomedical research.
UW mechanical engineers are developing a handheld microscope to help doctors and dentists distinguish between healthy and cancerous cells in an office setting or operating room.
A new study explores children’s expectations for parents’ technology use — revealing kids’ feelings about fairness and “oversharing,” the most effective types of household technology rules and families’ most common approaches.
UW computer scientists and electrical engineers have generated a “Passive Wi-Fi” system that can transmit Wi-Fi signals at rates 11 times faster than Bluetooth but uses far less power than conventional methods.
The UW’s Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering has won a $16M NSF grant to develop the first implantable device to reanimate paralyzed limbs and restore motor function in stroke or spinal cord injury patients.
Engineering students swept the Environmental Innovation Challenge and placed highly in the Health Innovation Challenge. These events provide students the opportunity to solve pressing issues in interdisciplinary teams.