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Jessica Ray, Richard Ladner and Maryam Fazel

Thu, 08/20/2020 | UW News

Faculty/staff honors: Public service award, endowed professorship, cybersecurity grant — and a UW professor among Talent

Congratulations to Jessica Ray, Richard Ladner and Maryam Fazel on their recent honors.

A collage of three students

Mon, 08/17/2020 | College of Engineering

Engineering STARS

Three STARS graduates fill us in on what they’ve been up to since receiving their engineering degrees.

 Jihui Yang

Sun, 08/16/2020

Jihui Yang will become Vice Dean for the College of Engineering effective August 16, 2020

From Dean Nancy Allbritton: I am pleased to announce that Jihui Yang has accepted the position of Vice Dean for the College of Engineering effective August 16, 2020, subject to the approval of the Provost.

woman in scrubs gear talking to someone in a car

Fri, 08/14/2020 | UW News

UW team developing model to help lower COVID-19 infections in King County, guide eventual vaccine distribution

ISE's Shan Liu leads a team developing a model to help lower COVID-19 infections in King County.

Thu, 08/13/2020 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Drones help in search and rescue

A&A Lab builds a drone-based machine learning dataset to find those lost in the wilderness.

Eve Riskin

Tue, 08/04/2020

Eve Riskin wins national mentoring award

Eve Riskin, Associate Dean of Diversity and Access, has been recognized for her exceptional mentoring efforts.

James Carothers and Jesse Zalatan

Mon, 08/03/2020 | Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

MolES faculty receive NSF EAGER award to develop new SARS-CoV-2 antibody test

MOlES faculty have been awarded a National Science Foundation EAGER grant to develop a new type of SARS-Cov-2 antibody test.

Joseph Wartman

Wed, 07/29/2020 | UW News

CEE's Wartman, Pollock win media award

CEE professor Joseph Wartman and doctoral student Will Pollock have won a silver EXCEL Award from Association Media & Publishing for a feature magazine article on geologic hazard risks to Syrian and other refugees.

Rendering of the porous biomaterial

Thu, 07/23/2020 | UW Medicine

Idea full of holes wins U.S. prize for kidney-dialysis team

The Center for Dialysis Innovation earns acclaim for a porous synthetic graft intended to make the blood-cleansing process safer and more reliable.

The fluid transport bracket being tested in a lab

Mon, 07/20/2020 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Soaring success: First Boeing capstone

CEE's first-ever capstone design project in partnership with Boeing during spring quarter was a soaring success.

Nancy Allbritton and Christine Luscombe

Fri, 07/17/2020 | UW News

WA State Academy of Sciences elects faculty

Dean Nancy Allbritton and MSE's Christine Luscombe are among UW faculty who were elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

A collage of five students

Thu, 07/16/2020 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Alaska Airlines adopts software tool developed by UW ECE undergraduate students

UW ECE undergraduates developed the Aircraft Software Configuration Tool (ASCT) for Alaska Airlines.

A beetle carrying a tiny camera on its back

Wed, 07/15/2020 | UW News

A GoPro for beetles: Researchers create a robotic camera backpack for insects

A UW team has developed a tiny wireless steerable camera small enough to ride aboard an insect.

SARS-CoV-2 particle

Thu, 07/09/2020 | Department of Bioengineering

UW bioengineers pivot to develop coronavirus solutions

A number of UW Bioengineering faculty members quickly pivoted and are adapting their research to addressing the needs created by the coronavirus pandemic. From developing rapid at-home tests to vaccines and treatments, here is a sampling of some of the ways UW BioE faculty, staff and students are stepping up to help.


Tue, 07/07/2020 | Department of Bioengineering

How credible are the covid-19 models? Center aims to find out

Bioengineering Professor Herbert Sauro leads COVID-19 partnership with top U.S. government agencies.

3D-printed blood vessels in glass bowls

Mon, 06/29/2020 | UW Medicine

Sweet way to 3D-print blood vessels

Intricate, laser-welded sugar networks dissolve to create pathways for blood in lab-grown tissues.


Tue, 06/23/2020 | UW News

Laser allows solid-state refrigeration of a semiconductor material

UW engineering researchers have demonstrated solid-state laser refrigeration of nanoscale sensors.

San Francisco at sunset

Wed, 06/17/2020 | UW News

Is the air getting cleaner during the COVID-19 pandemic?

A University of Washington-led team investigated whether fewer cars on the road due to stay-at-home orders led to cleaner air.

researcher works with subject

Tue, 06/16/2020 | UW News

UW launches CREATE

The new UW CREATE center is led by an interdisciplinary team whose mission is to make technology accessible and to make the world accessible through technology.

screenshot of the panelists on Zoom

Tue, 06/09/2020 | College of Engineering

Meet the Innovators panel

Dean Nancy Allbritton facilitates a conversation with Washington state leaders in the frontline of COVID-19.

Portrait of Naresh “Nick” Goyal, ’72

Mon, 06/08/2020 | UW Alumni

Naresh Goyal’s passion for education leads to establishment of endowed scholarship

One of eight children born to a rural mango farmer in India, his journey to the UW and to founding the Goyal Family Endowed Scholarship was driven by a passion for education. We recently spoke to his son Varish Goyal to learn more about Naresh’s drive, the companies he built and why giving back meant so much to him.

photo grid of students

Fri, 06/05/2020 | UW News

Engineering students awarded Fulbright scholarships

Fulbright scholarship winners include four engineering students.

Mary Lidstrom, UW vice provost for research, speaking at the Northwest Quantum Nexus summit

Fri, 06/05/2020

Safely ramping up research amid COVID-19

Discussing the evolving picture of research at the UW with Professor Mary Lidstrom.


Wed, 06/03/2020

Message from Dean Allbritton

"To all Black students, faculty and staff, I see your pain and am committed to stand with you and support you."

drone flying

Mon, 06/01/2020 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A debuts capstone filmfest

A&A students showcased impressive projects via Youtube. Vote for your favorites by June 5.