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Gary Lai portrait

Tue, 06/21/2022 | UW Magazine

Engineering alum helps lead Blue Origin into space

Gary Lai, ’99, an A&A alum and lead architect of Blue Origin’s New Shepard program, joined five other passengers for the company’s fourth suborbital space flight in March.

Leilani Battle

Thu, 06/16/2022 | Allen School News

New ways to explore massive datasets

The Allen School’s Leilani Battle is recognized for her work to advance new tools and techniques for exploring massive datasets.

Trees in a forest. The trees are blanketed by heavy snow.

Mon, 06/13/2022 | UW News

Is there snow in that tree?

Snow Spotter, a citizen science project created by UW researchers, helps unpack snow’s effect on summer water supplies.

Students hiking up to the Easton Glacier

Mon, 06/13/2022

A mountain of learning

There’s an ideal way for students to learn about retreating glaciers: Visit them for the day.

Taylor Juenke and Isaiah Lemmon headshots

Thu, 06/09/2022

2022 Dean’s medalists

Congrats to undergraduates Taylor Juenke and Isaiah Lemmon on receiving this year’s Dean’s Medals for academic excellence.

A laptop with a screen reader attached sitting on a table

Mon, 06/06/2022 | UW News

Expanding graphics accessibility

UW researchers worked with screen-reader users to design VoxLens, a JavaScript plugin that — with one additional line of code — allows people to interact with visualizations.

Group photo of the CathConnect team winners

Thu, 06/02/2022 | UW Foster Blog

Engineering students win startup awards

Congrats to the engineering student teams who took home awards from the 2022 Dempsey Startup Competition.

Group of students standing with a car with logos on it

Tue, 05/31/2022 | UW News

EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

With EcoCAR, which just wrapped up the last year of its four-year challenge, UW students rebuilt a car and experienced post-COVID camaraderie under the hood of a hybrid vehicle.

Illustration of atomic layers that hold excitons

Thu, 05/26/2022 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Using sound waves to advance ‘excitons’

A UW research team uses sound waves to move ‘excitons’ further than ever before, leading toward faster and more energy efficient electronics and optical devices.

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.