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Tue, 06/23/2020 | UW News

Laser allows solid-state refrigeration of a semiconductor material

UW engineering researchers have demonstrated solid-state laser refrigeration of nanoscale sensors.

San Francisco at sunset

Wed, 06/17/2020 | UW News

Is the air getting cleaner during the COVID-19 pandemic?

A University of Washington-led team investigated whether fewer cars on the road due to stay-at-home orders led to cleaner air.

researcher works with subject

Tue, 06/16/2020 | UW News

UW launches CREATE

The new UW CREATE center is led by an interdisciplinary team whose mission is to make technology accessible and to make the world accessible through technology.

screenshot of the panelists on Zoom

Tue, 06/09/2020 | College of Engineering

Meet the Innovators panel

Dean Nancy Allbritton facilitates a conversation with Washington state leaders in the frontline of COVID-19.

Portrait of Naresh “Nick” Goyal, ’72

Mon, 06/08/2020 | UW Alumni

Naresh Goyal’s passion for education leads to establishment of endowed scholarship

One of eight children born to a rural mango farmer in India, his journey to the UW and to founding the Goyal Family Endowed Scholarship was driven by a passion for education. We recently spoke to his son Varish Goyal to learn more about Naresh’s drive, the companies he built and why giving back meant so much to him.

photo grid of students

Fri, 06/05/2020 | UW News

Engineering students awarded Fulbright scholarships

Fulbright scholarship winners include four engineering students.

Mary Lidstrom, UW vice provost for research, speaking at the Northwest Quantum Nexus summit

Fri, 06/05/2020

Safely ramping up research amid COVID-19

Discussing the evolving picture of research at the UW with Professor Mary Lidstrom.


Wed, 06/03/2020

Message from Dean Allbritton

"To all Black students, faculty and staff, I see your pain and am committed to stand with you and support you."

drone flying

Mon, 06/01/2020 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A debuts capstone filmfest

A&A students showcased impressive projects via Youtube. Vote for your favorites by June 5.

Dan Ratner

Wed, 05/27/2020

Dan Ratner announced as next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

From Dean Nancy Allbritton: I am very pleased to announce that Professor Dan Ratner has accepted the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering effective June 1, 2020 subject to the approval of the Provost.

screenshot of three students on a zoom presentation

Tue, 05/26/2020 | Foster School of Business

Business win for engineering students

Engineering students were among those awarded prizes in the Dempsey Startup Competition, which recognizes student entrepreneurial efforts.

young man at a desktop computer

Fri, 05/22/2020 | Department of Electrical & Computing Engineering

Wyze camera donation helps UW ECE students connect with their instructors and classmates

Camera-maker Wyze, led by ISE alum Yun Zhang ('96), generously donated 1,000 web cameras to the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.

elderly man standing in a doorway

Wed, 05/06/2020 | UW News

Should you help a sick person? UW psychology, computer science faculty study ‘moral dilemmas’ of COVID-19

CSE Professor Rajesh Rao has partnered with other UW faculty to conduct an online survey on moral dilemmas related to COVID-19. Ultimately, the research aims to help inform the ways artificial intelligence can become more attuned to cultural variations in how people think about decisions in health care settings.

oysters on beach

Fri, 05/01/2020 | UW News

Pacific oysters in the Salish Sea may not contain as many microplastics as previously thought

In a recent interdisciplinary study, University of Washington researchers have discovered that the abundance of tiny microplastic contaminants in these oysters is much lower than previously thought.

Research Lab

Thu, 04/30/2020 | UW News

CoE Faculty Receive COVID-19 Response Grants

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced the award of approximately $350,000 in COVID-19 rapid response grants to 21 different faculty-led teams.

virus illustration

Tue, 04/28/2020 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE researchers developing mobile device that destroys viruses and bacteria on surfaces

An innovative device in development by MSE researchers will use UV and IR light to help minimize the spread of disease by disinfecting common surfaces.

Fri, 04/24/2020 | UW News

Smart farming via satellite

A team of researchers led by Faisal Hossain, professor of civil and environmental engineering, developed and continues to improve a technology-based irrigation advisory system to give farmers real-time information right on their cell phones.

Person on a train looking at a smartphone

Wed, 04/22/2020 | UW News

A contact-tracing app that helps public health agencies and doesn’t compromise your privacy

UW researchers have developed a new app, CovidSafe, to alert people about potential exposure to COVID-19 without giving up anyone's privacy. This app may also help individuals who test positive prepare for a contact tracing interview with a public health official.

two people wearing masks carrying boxes

Thu, 04/16/2020 | UW News

How to move ‘hands on’ classes online

UW instructors offer creative solutions for courses that involve hands-on work.

A group shot of UW students all wearing purple sweatshirts

Wed, 04/15/2020 | Prism | ASEE

Bench Strength

The success of the STARS program was highlighted in the latest issue of American Society for Engineering Education's newsletter.

headshots of Arka Majumdar and Lillian Ratliff

Tue, 04/14/2020 | ECE News

Two UW ECE faculty members receive highly regarded ONR YIP award

UW ECE faculty members Arka Majumdar (left) and Lillian Ratliff (right) are each a recipient of the 2020 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (ONR YIP) award. The early-career program award supports naval-relevant research and is highly competitive.

face shields

Tue, 04/14/2020 | UW News

UW’s 3D printed COVID-19 face shields: From innovation to delivery

3D printers across the UW's three campuses were running 24/7 to print face shields for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

boy using a laptop

Tue, 04/14/2020 | UW News

How families can use technology to juggle childcare and remote life

HCDE researchers are beginning a national study to help families discover technology that helps them both successfully navigate home-based learning and combat social isolation.

A graphic showing the online status of four people -- Alice who is online at work, Bob who is offline, Carol who is online but has changed her status to appear offline to avoid Malory, and Malory who is waiting for Carol to get online to ask for a favor.

Mon, 04/13/2020 | UW News

‘I saw you were online’: How online status indicators shape our behavior

UW researchers found that many people misunderstand online status indicators but still carefully shape their behavior to control how they are displayed to others.

Eric Klavins and Julie Kientz

Tue, 04/07/2020 | College of Engineering

New chairs for ECE and HCDE

Dean Nancy Allbritton has announced two new chair appointments in the departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Human Centered Design & Engineering.