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The Trend in

Spring 2022 Edition

Trend Archive

A person in wheelchair and another standing person at a city sidewalk

Sidewalk equity

Engineering and computer science researchers seek to make digital wayfinding more equitable and accessible to more people.

Photos of four UW professors

Learning outcomes

Four instructors share what they discovered from more than a year of remote teaching and what they’ve been integrating into their classes back on campus.

Astronaut walking

Space matters

SPARC sets the course for space research and policy partnerships in the Pacific Northwest.

Introducing the Science Hub

The UW and Amazon are partnering to launch the Science Hub, an effort to advance innovation in core robotics and artificial intelligence technologies and their applications.

Engineering faculty elected to NAE

Samson Jenehke, a professor of chemical engineering and of chemistry, and Anna Karlin, a professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

UW researchers develop Harmony COVID-19 test

The new low-cost, rapid test can detect COVID-19 virus’s genome without need for PCR, providing results in less than 20 minutes.

The IEB takes shape

The new Interdisciplinary Engineering Building (IEB) is set to break ground in September. 

Sensors inspired by dandelion seeds

Taking a cue from nature, a UW team has developed a tiny sensor-carrying device that can be blown by the wind as it tumbles toward the ground. 

A non-engineer’s journey into molecular engineering

Ayumi Pottenger never planned to study engineering. Now, the third-year molecular engineering Ph.D. student reflects on what drew her to it and where she’s headed next.


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