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Magdalena Balazinska

Wed, 07/17/2019 | UW Allen School

Professor Magdalena Balazinska appointed to lead the Paul G. Allen School

Balazinska, who co-leads the Allen School's Database and Data Science research groups, will succeed current director Hank Levy.

Wed, 07/17/2019 | UW News

8 UW professors elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2019

ME professor Per Reinhall and ECE professor Mari Ostendorf have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Atari cartridges

Mon, 07/15/2019 | College of Engineering

Atari Women

HCDE research project unearths and celebrates the forgotten histories of women who helped shape the early days of Atari — and the computer gaming industry ever since.

students carrying the rocket

Tue, 07/02/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

SARP wins Spaceport America Cup

SARP, the UW rocketry club, clinched the top spot as the 2019 Judge's Choice and Overall Winner in the Spaceport America Cup.

A woman and a man wearing EEG caps

Mon, 07/01/2019 | UW News

How you and your friends can play a video game together using only your minds

A team created a method that allows three people to work together to solve a problem using only their minds.

Hugo Pontes

Mon, 07/01/2019 | Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Research as a platform for change

Rising senior Hugo Pontes recently presented his research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill Conference in Washington, D.C. Hugo shares his journey from arriving in the states not speaking English to sharing his research and story with members of Congress.

smart speaker

Wed, 06/19/2019 | UW News

‘Alexa, monitor my heart’: Researchers develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers

Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor in Computer Science & Engineering, and his research partners have developed a new tool to monitor people for cardiac arrest while they’re asleep without touching them. The findings are published June 19 in the Nature journal npj Digital Medicine.

Greg Miller

Mon, 06/17/2019 | College of Engineering

Greg Miller appointed interim dean

Greg Miller, vice dean of the College of Engineering, has been appointed interim dean effective July 2019.

Students tweaking a drone

Thu, 06/13/2019 | KIRO 7

UW students help AT&T design antennas for disaster-relief drones

A team of UW engineering students has been working to develop new antennas for disaster-relief drones. The students showed off their new antennas to AT&T on Tuesday.

Students share their ideas at City Hall event

Wed, 06/12/2019 | City of Bellevue

Bellevue-UW partnership yields out-of-the-box solutions

A team from the UW Industrial and Systems Engineering program developed a model to make winter weather plow routes more efficient and cost-effective.

Picasso's "Niña con corona y barco" steps out of the frame

Wed, 06/12/2019 | UW News

Behind the magic: Making moving photos a reality

The Photo Wake-Up algorithm, developed by computer scientists at the University of Washington, can take a person from a 2D photo or a work of art and make them run, walk or jump out of the frame. The system also allows users to view the animation in three dimensions using augmented reality tools.

Pollen 5, the unmanned vehicle taking images of crops. Photo credit: Pollen Systems

Thu, 06/06/2019 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

ECE students create robot to help farmers for ENGINE program

An ECE student team built an unmanned vehicle to inspect crops.

Ray Bowen

Thu, 06/06/2019 | College of Engineering

Remembering Dean Emeritus Ray Bowen

We honor the life and leadership of J. Ray Bowen, who served as the dean of engineering for 15 years from 1981 to 1996.

paper model

Fri, 05/24/2019 | UW News

Origami-inspired materials could soften the blow for reusable spacecraft

A&A researchers have developed a novel solution, inspired by origami, to help reduce impact forces on spacecraft.

Cole DeForest, Gabrielle Benuska, and Jared Shadish

Mon, 05/20/2019 | UW News

Scientists use molecular tethers and chemical ‘light sabers’ to construct platforms for tissue engineering

In a paper published May 20 in the journal Nature Materials, a team of UW researchers unveiled a strategy for more efficient, precise tissue engineering, which could have broad implications in medicine.

Father using the app on his daughter

Wed, 05/15/2019 | UW News

First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children

Ear infections are difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are vague. UW researchers have created a way to detect them by simply using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.

two students in a lab

Fri, 05/03/2019 | UW News

Researchers take a bottom-up approach to synthesizing microscopic diamonds for bioimaging, quantum computing

MSE professor Peter Pauzauskie and a team of researchers have published a paper in Science Advances on nanodiamonds. Their research indicates the potential for advances in medical research, computation and beyond.

Kristi Morgansen

Thu, 05/02/2019 | College of Engineering

Kristi Morgansen appointed department chair

Professor Kristi Morgansen has accepted the position of Chair of the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department. Says College of Engineering Dean Mike Bragg, "Her experience and dedication to the mission and excellence of A&A will serve the department and college well."

Thanika Painruttanasukho and Alexander Ratcliff

Tue, 04/30/2019 | College of Engineering

Dean Bragg announces 2019 Dean's Medalists

Dean Michael Bragg has announced the recipients of the 2019 Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence: Thanika Painruttanasukho (Industrial Systems & Engineering ) and Alexander Ratcliff (Civil & Environmental Engineering). Selection criteria include grades, rigor and distribution of courses, research experience, extracurricular activities, and leadership. Medals will be presented at the College of Engineering Awards Ceremony and reception on Thursday, May 23. Read more about the honorees on the Dean's Medal page.

A group of people looking at their phones

Mon, 04/29/2019 | UW News

Patterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit

Researchers at the University of Washington conducted in-depth interviews to learn why we compulsively check our phones. They found a series of triggers, common across age groups, that start and end habitual smartphone use. The team also explored user-generated solutions to end undesirable phone use. The results will be presented May 7 at the 2019 ACM CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Glasgow, Scotland.

students at a table

Mon, 04/29/2019 | College of Engineering

Peer-to-peer education

Through the College’s new Engineering Peer Educator program, experienced undergraduates help first-year undeclared students transition into the UW Engineering community.

screenshot of Project Sidewalk

Thu, 04/18/2019 | UW News

Project Sidewalk helps users map accessibility around Seattle, other cities

Computer Science & Engineering researchers have led the development of Project Sidewalk, an online crowdsourcing game that lets anyone with an internet connection use Google Street View to virtually explore neighborhoods and label curb ramps, missing or rough sidewalks, obstacles and more.

stylized image of the human brain

Mon, 04/15/2019 | UW News

Synthetic peptide can inhibit toxicity, aggregation of protein in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers show

In a paper to be published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Daggett and co-authors announce that they’ve developed synthetic peptides that can target and inhibit the small, toxic protein aggregates that are thought to trigger Alzheimer’s disease. Their synthetic peptides, which are designed to fold into a structure known as an alpha sheet, can block aggregation of amyloid beta, a brain protein, at its earliest and most toxic stages – as shown by experiments in human neural cell cultures, in mice and the common laboratory worm Caenorhabditis elegans. The results indicate that synthetic alpha sheets could form the basis of therapeutics to clear these small, toxic aggregates in people.

Pozzo installing a solar panel on the roof of a house in Jayuya, Puerto Rico

Wed, 04/10/2019 | Clean Energy Institute

Lilo Pozzo Recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Clean Energy Education

Lilo Pozzo, the Weyerhaeuser Endowed Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, was recognized by the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E) for outstanding leadership in education. Pozzo was one of eight honorees at C3E’s annual Women in Clean Energy Symposium.

A doctoral student takes a sample from a tube

Mon, 04/08/2019 | UW News

Water disinfection can help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, but what about their genes?

A team of UW civil and environmental engineering researchers tested how well current water and wastewater disinfection methods affect antibiotic resistance genes in bacterial DNA. While these methods work well to deter bacterial growth, they had varied success in either degrading or deactivating a representative antibiotic resistance gene.