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People on public transit. Everyone is looking at their phones.

Mon, 05/23/2022 | UW News

Social media and ‘dissociative states’

UW researchers investigate if people enter a state of dissociation when surfing social media, and if that explains why users might feel out of control after spending time on their favorite app.

Cynthia Chen

Wed, 05/18/2022 | College of Engineering

Professor Cynthia Chen named as interim chair of the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

"Cynthia’s dedication to leadership and service makes her exceptionally qualified to serve as interim chair of ISE."

Joyce Yen

Mon, 05/16/2022 | UW News

Joyce Yen receives Presidential Award for mentoring

ADVANCE Center Director Joyce Yen has been honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

Professor Cecilia Aragon standing in front of an airplane

Mon, 05/16/2022 | UW News

Breaking barriers

Professor Cecilia Aragon vanquished fear to become the first Latina pilot on the U.S. Aerobatic Team — and the first Latina full professor in the UW College of Engineering.

Dawn Lehman headshot

Thu, 05/12/2022

Pulitzer Prize-winning collaboration

A Miami Herald media team — which included CEE Professor Dawn Lehman as a key technical contributor — has received the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting for its investigation into the partial collapse of Champlain Towers South.

Three women rowers on the water

Mon, 05/09/2022 | Department of Bioengineering

Perseverance and discipline

Senior Claire Marion shares her journey as a bioengineering student and a member of the UW Women’s Rowing team.

Abby Simcox photo

Wed, 05/04/2022

ME undergrad competes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Abby Simcox represented the UW in March for College Week 2022 on the word puzzle game show.

Shan Liu headshot

Mon, 05/02/2022 | UW Population Health Initiative

Modeling for better health care

ISE Associate Professor Shan Liu leverages modeling to improve health care systems and policies.

Illustration representing the different pathways that can be explored as part of the degree: neural engineering, sustainable energy, quantum computing, data science, photonics and nanotechnology

Thu, 04/28/2022 | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

UW ECE launches new undergraduate degree

Starting autumn 2022, UW ECE will begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSECE) rather than a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE).

 Aniruddh Vashisth, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering (left); Eleftheria Roumeli, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering (center); and Vikram Iyer, an assistant professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering (right)

Fri, 04/22/2022 | UW News

Making Earth-friendly electronics

Three UW Engineering researchers discuss their innovative methods to design and manufacture sustainable electronics.

A cartoon depiction of the light-induced ferromagnetism that the researchers observed in ultrathin sheets of tungsten diselenide and tungsten disulfide.

Thu, 04/21/2022 | UW News

Laser light magnetism

Researchers report that light from a laser can trigger a form of magnetism in a normally nonmagnetic material, a potential advancement for quantum computing.

Two masked and gloved emergency services professionals moving gurney with person prone under blanket near open door to helicopter

Tue, 04/19/2022 | Allen School News

Cost-aware AI for patient care

UW researchers demonstrate how predictive AI can benefit patient care — even on a budget.

Stephanie Bostwick (far right) teaches engineering at Northwest Indian College on Lummi Nation land near Bellingham, WA.

Mon, 04/18/2022 | Clean Energy Institute

Microgrids for energy sovereignty

Alumna Stephanie Bostwick aims to bring clean energy to her classroom at Northwest Indian College and to the Lummi Nation.

Hidden in plain slight book cover

Fri, 04/15/2022 | Department of Bioengineering

Hidden in plain sight

BioE Professor Albert Folch reveals the world of tiny fluidics in his new book, which explores the history, science and engineering of microfluidic technology.

Researchers at hurricane site

Tue, 04/12/2022 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

A RAPID transformation

CEE's RAPID facility continues to advance data gathering protocols and procedures in the aftermath of natural disasters, thanks to a $6 million NSF renewal grant.

Nano size gold stars

Thu, 04/07/2022 | UW Chemical Engineering

“Gold star” research

Researchers have designed a bio-inspired molecule that can direct gold atoms to form perfect nanoscale stars — an important step toward understanding and controlling metal nanoparticle shape. 

Yulia Tsvetkov

Wed, 04/06/2022 | Allen School News

Making AI and NLP more equitable

Allen School assistant professor Yulia Tsvetkov is on a quest to make natural language tools more equitable, inclusive and socially aware.

Group photo of EIC winners

Mon, 04/04/2022 | UW Foster Blog

Congrats student teams

Engineering students were on several of the award-winning teams at this year’s Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge.

Dr. Korena Mafune

Mon, 03/28/2022 | UW eScience Institute

Mapping fungal relationships in trees

CEE postdoc Korena Mafune uses data science in her study of the symbiotic interactions among plants, fungi and bacteria.

Photos of four UW professors

Mon, 03/28/2022

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.

Rendering of a building

Thu, 03/24/2022 | University of Washington Magazine

Portage Bay Crossing

A new UW facility will bring together engineers, scientists and students to advance clean energy and health innovation.

Research team in the Zhang lab

Mon, 03/21/2022 | UW NanoEngineering and Sciences

Nanoparticle for treating breast cancer

UW researchers have developed a targeted nanoparticle that kills cancer cells by simultaneously delivering chemotherapeutic drugs and activating the immune system.

Tweezers holding a circular device with solar panels on it. It's illuminated against a black background.

Thu, 03/17/2022 | UW News

Sensors inspired by dandelion seeds

Inspired by how dandelions use the wind to distribute their seeds, a UW team has developed a tiny sensor-carrying device that can be blown by the wind as it tumbles toward the ground.

Cars on a road with houses and mountains in the background

Tue, 03/15/2022 | UW News

Housing discrimination and air pollution

UW and UC Berkeley researchers have found that housing discrimination practices dating from the 1930s still drive air pollution disparities in hundreds of American cities today.

Patient in dental exam

Fri, 03/11/2022 | UW News

New dental prototype for cavity prevention

In a new study, UW researchers have shown that a dental tool they created can measure the acidity built up by the bacteria in plaque that leads to cavities.