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The Trend in

Spring 2020 Edition

Trend Archive

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Exploring the changing Arctic

Civil and environmental engineering researchers investigate the role that waves play in the changing Arctic to help improve climate models.

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Quantum edge

Through strategic partnerships and the QuantumX initiative, the UW aims to be a leader in the coming quantum age.

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Responding to COVID-19

From moving 'hands on' classes online to creating 3D printed face shields for health care workers, the College of Engineering has been participating in efforts to address and mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

Accelerating innovation

Through the UW’s Jones + Foster Accelerator program, early-stage student startups grow their vision into sustainable companies.

Finding the swing

Graduate student Sam Kolovson has integrated her passions for sports and research through a project that aims to improve how college athletic programs use tracking technology.

Introducing AuraRing

The ring and wristband combination is a tracking system that uses magnetic fields to report precise finger movement.

What’s in Puget Sound?

A new technique casts a wide net for concerning chemicals.

Steve Kramer elected to NAE

Civil and environmental engineering professor Steve Kramer has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions in engineering.

New ECE and HCDE chairs

Dean Nancy Allbritton has announced two new chair appointments: Julie Kientz will lead Human Centered Design & Engineering and Eric Klavins will head Electrical & Computer Engineering.


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