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A table in the living room with a cup of tea, a laptop and a stack of books on top. Behind the table is a couch and a bike

Tue, 07/13/2021 | UW News

UW student mental health during spring 2020

To understand how the UW’s transition to online-only classes affected students’ mental health, UW researchers surveyed 147 UW undergraduates over the 2020 spring quarter.

Mike Averkiou pointing at a monitor that shows a contrast-enhanced ultrasound of Lutz's liver while Barry Lutz is lying in bed with Dr. Manjiri Dighe standing at his left

Tue, 07/13/2021

Hope and healing

One researcher combats cancer with the help of UW doctors and tools developed by his colleagues.

NIST and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff members inspect a building element from the Champlain Towers South partial collapse in Surfside, Florida, for its evidentiary potential.

Mon, 07/12/2021 | UW News

We need to be patient

CEE’s Dawn Lehman on the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida.

Mari Ostendorf

Thu, 07/08/2021 | UW News

Professor Ostendorf named UW Vice Provost for Research

ECE professor Mari Ostendorf will assume leadership of the UW’s premier and growing research enterprise.

Our reality book cover

Fri, 07/02/2021

Our reality

In his new novella, Allen School professor Tadayoshi Kohno invites readers to consider who benefits from technology — and who doesn’t.

new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal

Wed, 06/30/2021

From research to reality

A bumpy journey turned to smoother sailing after engineers utilized research from CEE’s Structural Research Laboratory when designing the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal wharf.

Scott Crossfield siting in a spacesuit side by side with photo of Scott near plane

Mon, 06/28/2021 | UW Magazine

Death dodger

Taking risks was second nature for A&A alum Albert Scott Crossfield. That’s how he became the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound and laid the groundwork to go into space.

Flying free book cover

Mon, 06/28/2021

Flying free

In her memoir, high-flying HCDE professor Cecilia Aragon recounts her victory over fear.

Alberto Aliseda Headshot

Fri, 06/25/2021 | College of Engineering

Alberto Aliseda named chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

"His vision for the future of mechanical engineering will propel the department from its current high level to even greater heights in the years to come."

Pan-African flag

Fri, 06/18/2021 | Office of the President

On Juneteenth, we honor the past and act for the future

"This Saturday, we will honor Juneteenth, a commemoration of the day when news of the Civil War’s end – and the cessation of chattel slavery in the United States – at last reached enslaved people in Texas."

Boeing-Roundhill Professor Lilo Pozzo

Wed, 06/16/2021

Boeing-Roundhill Professor Lilo Pozzo named interim chair of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering

"Lilo’s dedication to leadership and service, as well as her collaborations with MSE faculty to accelerate the pace of materials discovery, make her uniquely qualified for this role."

A massive waterfall surrounded by green trees and bushes. A large building is in the back left of this photo. Now the water is flowing down the fall. Everything else is still.

Tue, 06/15/2021 | UW News

Turning a single photo into a video

Allen School researchers have created a deep learning method that can animate flowing material in a photo, such as waterfalls, smoke or clouds.

Two images of human skin, one computationally modified to reveal the locations of certain types of bacteria.

Mon, 06/14/2021

Smartphone cameras illuminate bacteria causing acne, dental plaques

UW researchers have developed a method that uses smartphone-derived images to identify potentially harmful bacteria on skin and in oral cavities.

Tapovan Vishnugad hydroelectric plant

Mon, 06/14/2021 | UW News

Cause, scope determined for deadly winter debris flow in Uttarakhand, India

A self-organized coalition of 53 scientists from 14 countries, including CEE's David Shean and Shashank Bhushan, worked nonstop following the Feb. 7 disaster to investigate the cause, scope and impacts.

traffic on Interstate 5 through downtown Seattle at sunset

Wed, 06/02/2021 | UW News

Regional survey reveals work, leisure habits during the pandemic

A new UW-led survey reveals changes to remote workers’ commuting and other habits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Figure from paper showing three x-ray images paired with color-coded saliency maps indicating weight of factors in model prediction

Tue, 06/01/2021 | Allen School News

Medical AI model “shortcuts” could lead to COVID-19 misdiagnosis

Allen School researchers discover medical AI models rely on “shortcuts” that could lead to misdiagnosis of COVID-19 and other diseases.

iPhone Screenshots

Thu, 05/27/2021 | HCDE UW

Students lead study of COVID-19 exposure notification app

HCDE students have worked with the Washington Department of Health to study WA Notify, a statewide COVID-19 exposure notifications tool.

2021 Dean's Medalists - Headshots of two men

Wed, 05/26/2021 | College of Engineering

2021 Dean’s Medalists

Congrats to undergraduates Alejandro Diaz and Parker Ruth on receiving this year’s Dean’s Medals for academic excellence.

Hand pointing at a model airplane

Mon, 05/24/2021

Paris’s Law celebrates 60 years

First published in The Trend in Engineering, former UW Engineering professor Paul C. Paris’s ideas revolutionized airplane design and gave way to the field of fracture mechanics.

A collage of women faculty

Mon, 05/24/2021

Engineering equity

The ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change celebrates 20 years of supporting women faculty and developing leaders in STEM fields at the UW.

Nancy Allbritton Headshot

Thu, 05/13/2021 | Department of Bioengineering

Nancy Allbritton to receive 2021 Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award

The Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award is the Biomedical Engineering Society’s premier recognition.

Grasses growing in tubes in the foreground. Two people stand behind them. Another person standing to the right.

Tue, 05/11/2021 | UW News

Genetically engineered grass cleanses toxic soil

UW researchers genetically engineered a switchgrass to break down the chemical RDX — a toxic pollutant left by military explosives — using genes from a soil bacterium.

A virtual reality rendition of a river scene

Mon, 05/10/2021 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Worlds of possibility

Four virtual worlds developed by ME research scientist Hunter Hoffman signal the future of VR for health.

picture of UW post-doc Savannah Bifulco

Tue, 05/04/2021 | UW Medicine

Study yields new clue to strokes of undetermined source

Researchers shed light on why some people who have a stroke do not also have abnormal heart rhythms, even though their hearts contain similar scar tissue.

Two researchers standing in the midst of trees devastated by wildfire

Mon, 05/03/2021 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

A burning need

Civil and environmental engineering researchers work to understand and mitigate post-wildfire landslide hazards.