Tue, 04/14/2020 | ECE NewsTwo UW ECE faculty members receive highly regarded ONR YIP award
UW ECE faculty members Arka Majumdar (left) and Lillian Ratliff (right) are each a recipient of the 2020 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (ONR YIP) award. The early-career program award supports naval-relevant research and is highly competitive.
Tue, 04/14/2020 | UW NewsUW’s 3D printed COVID-19 face shields: From innovation to delivery
3D printers across the UW's three campuses were running 24/7 to print face shields for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tue, 04/14/2020 | UW NewsHow families can use technology to juggle childcare and remote life
HCDE researchers are beginning a national study to help families discover technology that helps them both successfully navigate home-based learning and combat social isolation.
Mon, 04/13/2020 | UW News‘I saw you were online’: How online status indicators shape our behavior
UW researchers found that many people misunderstand online status indicators but still carefully shape their behavior to control how they are displayed to others.
Tue, 04/07/2020 | College of EngineeringNew chairs for ECE and HCDE
Dean Nancy Allbritton has announced two new chair appointments in the departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Human Centered Design & Engineering.
Mon, 04/06/2020 | UW NewsFighting COVID-19 misinformation
From debunking myths on social media to investigating how users react to fake content, UW researchers hope to slow the viral spread of the COVID-19 'infodemic.'
Fri, 04/03/2020 | UW NewsWatch videos of UW students' ideas for public toilets, road safety and job matches in India
Students in the Grand Challenges Impact Lab spent winter quarter in Bengaluru, India, working with local organizations that are addressing problems in the area. View videos of the students' projects, including educating young drivers and connecting residents to sanitary restrooms.
Tue, 03/31/2020 | UW NewsUW researchers need your (digital) coughs
If you are looking for a way to help during the coronavirus, UW researchers have a task for you: collect your coughs.
Mon, 03/30/2020 | UW NewsEngineering student named Goldwater Scholar
Engineering student Parker Ruth is among 396 undergrads around the country named Goldwater Scholars for 2020.
Wed, 03/18/2020 | UW NewsHow people investigate — or don’t — fake news on Twitter and Facebook
UW researchers studied how people investigated potentially suspicious posts on their own Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Tue, 03/17/2020 | UW NewsSurvey: What blocks your bus?
College of Engineering researchers are carrying out a project to investigate the reasons for bus delays.
Wed, 03/11/2020 | College of EngineeringDiscovery Days 2020 Canceled
After thoughtful consideration of our community and in accordance with public health guidelines we have decided to cancel Discovery Days scheduled for April 23 and 24.
Wed, 03/11/2020 | UW NewsCSE's Domingos featured in ‘Age of A.I.’ documentary
Pedro Domingos, professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, shares his expertise on artificial intelligence and data science in “The Age of A.I.,” a YouTube documentary.
Fri, 03/06/2020 | UW Medicine3D beating heart tissue experiment heads to Space Station
Part of the Tissue Chips in Space program, this study will measure how microgravity affects human heart muscle.
Mon, 03/02/2020 | UW NewsNavigating the potential pitfalls of tracking college athletes
Fitness trackers make it easy for college athletic programs to collect data about health and performance on athletes. This shift toward more data collection might encroach on college athletes’ autonomy.
Tue, 02/18/2020 | UW NewsSimple, fuel-efficient rocket engine could enable cheaper, lighter spacecraft
UW researchers have developed a mathematical model that describes how rotating detonation engines work.
Fri, 02/14/2020 | UW NewsResearchers at AAAS to discuss latest science on Cascadia earthquake hazards
UW researchers share new results about how midrise to tall buildings would fare in various simulated magnitude 9 earthquakes at the AAAS annual meeting.
Thu, 02/13/2020 | UW NewsHydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show
Researchers at the University of Washington were interested in studying how several hydropower dams affected the temperature of three major rivers in Southeast Asia's Mekong River basin. Using 30 years of satellite data, the team discovered that within one year of the opening of a major dam, downstream river temperatures during the dry season dropped by up to 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C). The cooling persisted where the rivers meet the Mekong River, which showed, at most, a 1.4 F (0.8 C) cooling.
Thu, 02/13/2020 | UW NewsImmune cells consult with neighbors to make decisions
Scientists and physicians have long known that immune cells migrate to the site of an infection. Now, researchers at the University of Washington and Northwestern University have uncovered evidence that this gathering is not just a consequence of immune activation. Immune cells count their neighbors before deciding whether or not the immune system should kick into high gear.
Mon, 02/10/2020 | UW NewsSteve Kramer elected to National Academy of Engineering
CEE professor Steve Kramer has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions in engineering, for “contributions to geotechnical earthquake engineering, including liquefaction, seismic stability and seismic site response.”
Mon, 02/03/2020 | UW NewsThe one ring — to track your finger’s location
Researchers at the University of Washington have created AuraRing, a ring and wristband combination that can detect the precise location of someone’s index finger and continuously track hand movements.
Wed, 01/29/2020 | UW NewsFrançois Baneyx named UW Vice Provost for Innovation at inaugural meeting of UW Innovation Roundtable
François Baneyx has been named Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Washington, Provost Mark Richards announced yesterday at the inaugural meeting of the UW Innovation Roundtable.
Wed, 01/22/2020 | UW MedicineEngineered capillaries model traffic in tiny blood vessels
The 3D microvessels can show how normal red blood cells squeeze through them, and malaria-infected cells become stalled.
Wed, 01/22/2020 | UW NewsWhat’s in Puget Sound? New technique casts a wide net for concerning chemicals
Using a new “non-targeted” approach, researchers at the University of Washington and UW Tacoma screened samples from multiple regions of Puget Sound to look for potentially concerning chemicals.
Wed, 12/11/2019 | UW NewsCommunities around Sea-Tac Airport exposed to a unique mix of air pollution associated with aircraft
Communities underneath and downwind of jets landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are exposed to a type of ultrafine particle pollution that is distinctly associated with aircraft.