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Wed, 09/02/2020 | UW Books

Book Q&A with HCDE research scientist Shana Lee Hirsch

New book explores future environments, climate change, adaptive restoration and the Columbia River Basin

Uri Shumlak and Chris Hansen

Wed, 09/02/2020 | UW Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A's fusion energy labs receive $3.5M

The HIT Lab and the ZaP Lab received funding to advance two different strategies for compact, cost-effective fusion energy.

University of Washington Campus

Mon, 08/31/2020 | UW News

UW receives NSF funds for investment in an interdisciplinary quantum future

The grant will help establish a NSF Research Traineeship at the University of Washington for graduate students in quantum information science and technology.

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Wed, 08/26/2020 | UW News

CSE faculty join NSF institutes on artificial intelligence

Allen School faculty join two new National Science Foundation institutes devoted to artificial intelligence research

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Wed, 08/26/2020 | The Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

UW nanotechnology infrastructure gets a boost from National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Washington and Oregon State University a five-year, $5 million grant to advance nanoscale science, engineering, and technology research in the Pacific Northwest.

Cecilia Aragon

Tue, 08/25/2020 | Human Centered Design & Engineering

The project will help further advancement of women with disabilities in STEM

The project will help further the advancement of women with disabilities in STEM

Ting Cao

Tue, 08/25/2020 | Clean Energy Institute

Designing cutting-edge materials from home

MSE's Ting Cao brings computational science to the virtual classroom during COVID-19.

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Fri, 08/21/2020 | Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

“Experiences of Black STEM in the Ivory” event examines inequities, calls for action

Faculty in engineering helped organize a conference to discuss the barriers Black scholars in STEM fields face.

An artiist's depiction of a Co-LOCKR nano-device coming together on the surface of a cell that has the right combination of cell surface markers.

Thu, 08/20/2020 | UW Medicine

New 'molecular computers' find the right cells

A laboratory breakthrough in cell targeting may improve the safety of cancer-killing CAR T cells.

Jessica Ray, Richard Ladner and Maryam Fazel

Thu, 08/20/2020 | UW News

Faculty/staff honors: Public service award, endowed professorship, cybersecurity grant — and a UW professor among Talent

Congratulations to Jessica Ray, Richard Ladner and Maryam Fazel on their recent honors.

A collage of three students

Mon, 08/17/2020 | College of Engineering

Engineering STARS

Three STARS graduates fill us in on what they’ve been up to since receiving their engineering degrees.

 Jihui Yang

Sun, 08/16/2020

Jihui Yang will become Vice Dean for the College of Engineering effective August 16, 2020

From Dean Nancy Allbritton: I am pleased to announce that Jihui Yang has accepted the position of Vice Dean for the College of Engineering effective August 16, 2020, subject to the approval of the Provost.

woman in scrubs gear talking to someone in a car

Fri, 08/14/2020 | UW News

UW team developing model to help lower COVID-19 infections in King County, guide eventual vaccine distribution

ISE's Shan Liu leads a team developing a model to help lower COVID-19 infections in King County.

Thu, 08/13/2020 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Drones help in search and rescue

A&A Lab builds a drone-based machine learning dataset to find those lost in the wilderness.

Eve Riskin

Tue, 08/04/2020

Eve Riskin wins national mentoring award

Eve Riskin, Associate Dean of Diversity and Access, has been recognized for her exceptional mentoring efforts.

James Carothers and Jesse Zalatan

Mon, 08/03/2020 | Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

MolES faculty receive NSF EAGER award to develop new SARS-CoV-2 antibody test

MOlES faculty have been awarded a National Science Foundation EAGER grant to develop a new type of SARS-Cov-2 antibody test.

Joseph Wartman

Wed, 07/29/2020 | UW News

CEE's Wartman, Pollock win media award

CEE professor Joseph Wartman and doctoral student Will Pollock have won a silver EXCEL Award from Association Media & Publishing for a feature magazine article on geologic hazard risks to Syrian and other refugees.

Rendering of the porous biomaterial

Thu, 07/23/2020 | UW Medicine

Idea full of holes wins U.S. prize for kidney-dialysis team

The Center for Dialysis Innovation earns acclaim for a porous synthetic graft intended to make the blood-cleansing process safer and more reliable.

The fluid transport bracket being tested in a lab

Mon, 07/20/2020 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Soaring success: First Boeing capstone

CEE's first-ever capstone design project in partnership with Boeing during spring quarter was a soaring success.

Nancy Allbritton and Christine Luscombe

Fri, 07/17/2020 | UW News

WA State Academy of Sciences elects faculty

Dean Nancy Allbritton and MSE's Christine Luscombe are among UW faculty who were elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

A collage of five students

Thu, 07/16/2020 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Alaska Airlines adopts software tool developed by UW ECE undergraduate students

UW ECE undergraduates developed the Aircraft Software Configuration Tool (ASCT) for Alaska Airlines.

A beetle carrying a tiny camera on its back

Wed, 07/15/2020 | UW News

A GoPro for beetles: Researchers create a robotic camera backpack for insects

A UW team has developed a tiny wireless steerable camera small enough to ride aboard an insect.

SARS-CoV-2 particle

Thu, 07/09/2020 | Department of Bioengineering

UW bioengineers pivot to develop coronavirus solutions

A number of UW Bioengineering faculty members quickly pivoted and are adapting their research to addressing the needs created by the coronavirus pandemic. From developing rapid at-home tests to vaccines and treatments, here is a sampling of some of the ways UW BioE faculty, staff and students are stepping up to help.


Tue, 07/07/2020 | Department of Bioengineering

How credible are the covid-19 models? Center aims to find out

Bioengineering Professor Herbert Sauro leads COVID-19 partnership with top U.S. government agencies.

3D-printed blood vessels in glass bowls

Mon, 06/29/2020 | UW Medicine

Sweet way to 3D-print blood vessels

Intricate, laser-welded sugar networks dissolve to create pathways for blood in lab-grown tissues.