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Mary Lidstrom

Fri, 02/19/2021 | UW News

Vice Provost for Research Mary Lidstrom stepping down after 15 years

Dr. Mary Lidstrom, professor of chemical engineering and of microbiology, will step down on Aug. 31 as the UW’s Vice Provost for Research.


Thu, 02/18/2021 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

New law of physics finds a sweet spot for aircraft efficiency

Newly discovered law of physics provides the blueprint to boost aircraft efficiency.

Booga Gilbertson

Fri, 02/12/2021 | Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Looking ahead to give back

UW alumna Booga Gilbertson has established the “You Rock” Endowed Scholarship in Electrical & Computer Engineering. The fund will help support undergraduate students, especially those from rural communities or who have lacked educational opportunities in STEM or computer science.

Jessica Ray, James Carothers and Ayokunle Olanrewaju

Wed, 02/10/2021 | UW News

1,000 inspiring Black scientists

A list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists published by Cell Mentor in December 2020 includes CEE Assistant Professor Jessica Ray, ChemE Associate Professor James Carothers and ME Acting Assistant Professor Ayokunle Olanrewaju.

Mari Ostenford Portrait

Wed, 02/10/2021 | National Academy of Engineering

Mari Ostendorf elected to NAE

ECE professor Mari Ostendorf has been elected to the 2021 National Academy of Engineering.

a still photo of a beating heart tissue against a red background with illustrated hearts

Mon, 02/08/2021

Engineering that tugs at the heartstrings

UW researchers engineer miniature beating heart tissues that allow them to study a range of topics in human health.

A hand pressing a piano key

Thu, 02/04/2021 | Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

‘Audeo’ teaches artificial intelligence to play the piano

A University of Washington team created Audeo, a system that can generate music using only visual cues of someone playing the piano.

UW Bioengineering’s Kelly Stevens (left) and Univ. of Michigan’s Omolola Eniola-Adefesa (right)

Tue, 02/02/2021 | UW Medicine

Fighting racial inequity by funding Black scientists

A network of U.S. biomedical engineering researchers calls to end funding discrimination against Black scientists.

COVID biosensor

Mon, 02/01/2021 | Department of Bioengineering

New sensors quickly spot coronavirus proteins, antibodies

Researchers have created a new way to detect the proteins that make up the COVID-19 virus, and the antibodies against it.

Screenshot of website Uplift Locally with map pinpointing restaurants and images of food with restaurant names.

Mon, 02/01/2021 | UW Graduate School

How two design graduate students launched Uplift Locally to support Black-owned restaurants

A HCDE and a HCI+D graduate student created Uplift Locally, a website that shares Black-owned businesses through an interactive map.

young man standing on a rock with water behind him

Fri, 01/29/2021 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Undergraduate coral research wins national recognition

A summer program in oceanography paved the way for Isaiah Cuadras to apply his interest in fluid dynamics to ocean ecosystems.

a sign in the grass with an icon of a wheechair user

Wed, 01/27/2021 | UW News

$11.45 million federal grant will develop transit, mobility tech for underserved groups

Two UW centers, together with public and private partners, are collaborating on the Transportation Data Equity Initiative.

a group of young people standing on a beach

Tue, 01/26/2021 | UW Population Health

Examining student mental health

Funded by the Population Health Initiative, a new project studies student well-being and promotes equitable access to mental health resources.

an electrostatic comb drive

Mon, 01/25/2021 | Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

A new kind of lens for tiny cameras

A UW ECE research team is developing a new type of lens that could help improve optical components anywhere there is a need for a tiny camera in a small space.

composite image of 3D slices from the gel

Tue, 01/19/2021 | UW News

Researchers use lasers and molecular tethers to create perfectly patterned platforms for tissue engineering

A technique developed by College of Engineering researchers might help create the tissue engineering platforms of the future.

Tue, 01/12/2021 | UW News

New treatment allows some people with spinal cord injury to regain hand and arm function

Using physical therapy combined with a noninvasive method of stimulating nerve cells in the spinal cord, electrical and computer engineering researchers helped six Seattle area participants regain some hand and arm mobility.

an illustration of the optical computing system

Thu, 01/07/2021 | Department of Electrical & Computing Engineering

Accelerating AI computing to the speed of light

A research team led by ECE associate professor Mo Li has come up with a system that could contribute toward speeding up AI while reducing associated energy and environmental costs.

Two CEE researchers setting up an autosampler to collect wastewater from a utility hole.

Thu, 01/07/2021 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Detecting COVID-19 in wastewater

CEE researchers work to introduce a new testing method that can identify neighborhood outbreaks.

Elizabeth, Sophia and Christin Lin

Mon, 12/07/2020 | Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Allen School and ECE students create virtual summer coding program for kids

Allen School senior Elizabeth Lin and her twin sister Christin, an electrical and computer engineering senior, have developed a free online coding program for kids.

A moth in rest in front of a drone

Mon, 12/07/2020 | UW News

The Smellicopter is an obstacle-avoiding drone that uses a live moth antenna to seek out smells

A team led by the UW has developed Smellicopter: an autonomous drone that uses a live antenna from a moth to navigate toward smells.

Three researchers stand in or near an urban creek in Seattle, Washington

Thu, 12/03/2020 | UW News

Tire-related chemical is largely responsible for adult coho salmon deaths in urban streams

UW researchers discovered a chemical that kills coho salmon in urban streams before the fish can spawn.

screenshot of a Zoom call

Wed, 12/02/2020 | Center for Neurotechnology

Neuroscience for neurodiverse learners

A joint CNT and DO-IT Center program provides neurodiverse high school students an opportunity to develop unique strengths, even through a pandemic.

Pedro Domingos and Daniel Weld

Tue, 11/24/2020 | UW News

Engineering faculty named AAAS fellows

CSE faculty Pedro Domingos and Daniel Weld have been named fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Portrait of Faisal Hossain

Mon, 11/23/2020 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Faisal Hossain receives AGU international award

The prestigious award recognizes his efforts to advance access to information about water resources.


Tue, 11/17/2020 | UW News

UW part of $5.8M contract to study wireless charging on moon

A team of multiple organizations, including the UW, plans to develop a line of lightweight, ultrafast wireless chargers that could help both humans and robots live and work on the moon.