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Rendering of DNA strands

Mon, 11/20/2023 | UW Chemical Engineering

Making bacteria work smarter

Chemical engineers are harnessing genetic engineering tools to rewire biological systems.

View of Afytos Beach near Thessaloniki in Greece

Fri, 11/17/2023 | UW Materials Science and Engineering

Batteries and baklava

A passion for nanomaterials can take you places. For two materials science and engineering students this past summer, that meant Greece.

Four AI-generated images show different interpretations of a doll-sized “crocheted lavender husky wearing ski goggles,” including two pictured outdoors and one against a white background.

Wed, 11/15/2023 | UW News

Can AI help boost accessibility?

UW researchers tested AI tools’ utility for accessibility. Though they found cases in which the tools were helpful, they also found significant problems.

Dennis Heaney and Jon Freeman headshots

Wed, 11/08/2023 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering veterans spotlight

Two mechanical engineering alums and military veterans share their experiences and insights.

Two military officers in white uniform with their right arm raised at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium

Mon, 11/06/2023 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

From uniforms to Huskies

Military leaders forge new paths pursuing graduate degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

Ocean wave

Mon, 11/06/2023

Addressing the climate crisis

Learn how the UW Engineering community is taking action through research, teaching and collaboration.

A silhouette of a person looking at a phone

Thu, 11/02/2023 | UW News

How can social media be better?

Four UW researchers, who are exploring different approaches to improve people’s experiences, share their strategies.

Tadayoshi Kohno

Wed, 11/01/2023

Tadayoshi Kohno to serve as new Associate Dean for Faculty Success

Kohno, who is a professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, will begin his new appointment in January 2024.

Illustration of a hand holding a phone with a kitchen and sink on the screen

Tue, 10/31/2023 | UW News

Improving accessibility with augmented reality

Allen School researchers Xia Su and Jae Lee discuss three apps they're developing that use augmented reality technology to improve accessibility.

Close up of a black spider on a web

Thu, 10/26/2023 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

Engineering "spidey senses"

Spiders can inform how we engineer sensing structures without sensors.

The exterior of the IEB under construction

Tue, 10/24/2023

A foundation for the future

The new academic home for all undergraduate engineering students, the Interdisciplinary Engineering Building is taking shape quite literally.

A person in a lab adjusting a device and looking at the camera

Thu, 10/19/2023 | UW Mechanical Engineering

A passion for research

Studying electrical flow—and the Husky Promise—sparked ME student Ben Price’s decision to pursue graduate education.

n optical image of the electrically controlled coupled cavity array in the team’s silicon photonic chip.

Tue, 10/17/2023 | UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

A new chip for quantum technology

A UW research team has demonstrated a new kind of photonic chip that could work as a solid foundation for building a quantum simulator.

Collage of people working in different engineering research activities

Mon, 10/16/2023

Showcasing student research

Four engineering undergraduate students share their summer research experiences.

Researchers at the University of Washington have now created MilliMobile, a tiny, self-driving robot powered only by surrounding light or radio waves. It’s about the size of a penny and can run indefinitely on harvested energy.

Thu, 10/12/2023 | UW NEWS

Meet MilliMobile

Developed by UW researchers, the tiny, self-driving robot is powered by light and radio waves.

Karen Thomas-Brown

Tue, 10/10/2023 | UW College of Engineering

Spotlight on inclusive excellence

Karen Thomas-Brown, the College of Engineering’s associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion, shares what the College’s Office of Inclusive Excellence has been up to in its first two years.

colorful cell colonies

Thu, 10/05/2023 | UW Materials Science and Engineering

Scaffolds for stem cell growth

Chitosan, a material found in the outer skeletons for shellfish, may help increase the supply of clinical-grade stem cells used in regenerative medicine.

Seven robotic microphones sit in their charging station

Tue, 10/03/2023 | UW News

Smart speakers that change shape

A UW-led team has developed a shape-changing smart speaker, which uses self-deploying microphones to create speech zones and track the positions of individual speakers.

Woman working in a lab wearing purple gloves and goggles

Thu, 09/28/2023 | UW Chemical Engineering

Illuminating new depths of biomedical treatment

By using colored light, UW researchers can now manipulate biomaterials deeper inside native tissue than ever before.

Yejin Choi headshot

Tue, 09/26/2023 | UW News

Yejin Choi named to TIME100 AI list

The Allen School professor is one of two UW professors on the list, which highlights individuals who are advancing conversations about how AI is reshaping the world.

Professor Akshay Gadre wearing an AR/VR headset, holding controllers, while sitting in front of a computer screen showing a blueprint map of the UW campus

Fri, 09/22/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Emerging wireless technologies

Akshay Gadre, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is developing long-range wireless networks for earth, space and underwater.

A hand holding tweezers that are holding a yellow square with circuits on it

Tue, 09/19/2023 | UW News

Using origami to shapeshift mid-air

Developed by UW researchers, small battery-free robots can change how they move through the air by “snapping” into a folded position during their descent.

The sun shines through trees in a forest and there is a light dusting of snow on the ground

Thu, 09/14/2023 | UW News

Predicting snowpack

Fall snow levels can predict a season’s total snowpack in some western states, giving scientists a better idea of how much water will be available later in the year.

Researcher wearing gloves working in lab

Wed, 09/13/2023 | UW Chemical Engineering

Illuminating new depths of biomedical treatments

By using colored light, UW researchers can now manipulate biomaterials deeper inside native tissue than ever before.

Scanning electron microscopy of implant nanoscale channels controlling drug release, B) Design of long-acting implant for 2-year uninterrupted anti-HIV and contraceptive drug delivery showing size relative to a penny; (C) Drugamer formulation of the two drugs to stabilize the compounds for over 2 years and to control their release rate and duration together with the nanoscale channels and membranes.

Tue, 09/12/2023 | UW Bioengineering

Researchers are developing an implantable device that could prevent pregnancy and HIV for two years

Researchers at the University of Washington and Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute are collaborating to develop a new type of product called multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs).