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Cars on a road with houses and mountains in the background

Tue, 03/15/2022 | UW News

Housing discrimination and air pollution

UW and UC Berkeley researchers have found that housing discrimination practices dating from the 1930s still drive air pollution disparities in hundreds of American cities today.

Patient in dental exam

Fri, 03/11/2022 | UW News

New dental prototype for cavity prevention

In a new study, UW researchers have shown that a dental tool they created can measure the acidity built up by the bacteria in plaque that leads to cavities.

Closeup of female hands holding a smartphone

Tue, 03/08/2022 | UW Human Centered Design & Engineering

Transitioning out of foster care

A new study by HCDE researchers is aimed at supporting the transition out of foster care by studying what former foster youth connect about online.

Judges awarded $38,500 in prizes to student teams at the 2022 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge at the University of Washington.

Mon, 03/07/2022 | UW Foster Blog

Engineering students win big

UW Engineering student teams swept the 2022 Holloman Health Innovation Challenge, taking home first, second and third place prizes.

Okereke standing in front of a lake and holding a turtle

Mon, 03/07/2022

Meet the ‘Hip Hop M.D.’

CEE alumnus Maynard Okereke, '06, has made a name for himself, quite literally. Known as the Hip Hop M.D., Okereke is a science communicator working to make STEM education accessible to underrepresented youth.

A person in wheelchair and another standing person at a city sidewalk

Mon, 03/07/2022

Sidewalk equity

Engineering and computer science researchers seek to make digital wayfinding more equitable and accessible to more people.

Maryam Fazel

Thu, 03/03/2022 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Addressing challenges in data science

ECE Professor and Institute for Foundations of Data Science Director Maryam Fazel discusses how the Institute is tackling some of the most difficult challenges data science faces today.

Yulia Tsvetkov headshot

Tue, 03/01/2022 | UW News

Yulia Tsvetkov named Sloan Fellow

The Allen School assistant professor is one of two UW researchers receiving an early-career fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation this year.

UW student waves to the camera during their intro on Jeopardy!

Thu, 02/24/2022 | UW News

Competing on ‘Jeopardy!’

A&A junior Kaden Lee discusses their experience on the trivia game show’s recent College National Championship.

Princess Imoukhuede in lab

Tue, 02/22/2022 | Department of Bioengineering

Meet Princess Imoukhuede

Bioengineering’s new department chair shares what drew her to the role and what’s exciting about the future.

Nuttada Panpradist PhD alumna

Fri, 02/18/2022 | UW Bioengineering

Heart and leader

Meet recent BioE Ph.D. grad Nuttada Panpradist, who has developed tests for COVID and HIV drug resistance and is passionate about inspiring the next generation of female scientists.

Close up of a person holding a phone with a plastic attachment that holds a cup under the camera. The person is adding a red solution to the cup.

Mon, 02/14/2022 | UW News

Smartphone app assesses how well blood clots

UW researchers have developed a new blood-clotting test that uses only a single drop of blood and a smartphone with a plastic attachment that holds a tiny cup beneath the phone's camera.

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Mon, 02/14/2022

Space matters

SPARC sets the course for space research and policy partnerships in the Pacific Northwest.

Samson Jenekhe and Anna Karlin

Fri, 02/11/2022 | UW News

Engineering faculty elected to the NAE

Samson Jenehke, a professor of chemical engineering and of chemistry, and Anna Karlin, a professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

An image showing a woman and a man standing in front of an Alaskan landscape

Wed, 02/09/2022 | UW Industrial & Systems Engineering

Richard Hansen gives to ISE

A longtime friend continues to give to ISE, energized by mentoring and developing the diverse teams of the future.

W sculpture surrounded by cars driving through campus

Wed, 02/09/2022 | UW News

UW and Amazon announce creation of the Science Hub

The collaboration will focus on advancing innovation in core robotics, and AI technologies and their applications.

A computer rendering of a heart

Tue, 02/08/2022 | UW Medicine

How to do heart research during a pandemic

UW researchers share how they’ve adapted space technology to understand how the heart can be injured by the coronavirus.

Grocery store produce shelves filled with different varieties of fruit, including apples, oranges, lemons and pears.

Wed, 02/02/2022 | Allen School News

Deserts, demographics and diet

UW and Stanford researchers reveal findings of nationwide study of the relationship between food environment and healthy eating.

Optical GAN illustration

Mon, 01/31/2022 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Harnessing noise in optical computing for AI

A UW-led research team has found innovative ways of using noise inherent to integrated optoelectronics to enhance the creativity of artificial intelligence.

Richard Ladner headshot

Thu, 01/27/2022 | Allen School News

Richard Ladner elected as a AAAS Fellow

Allen School professor emeritus Richard Ladner has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the computing fields.

The Harmony COVID-19 test includes a small, inexpensive detector (left) that can processes four reaction tubes — shown in the detector — and a sample collection device (center). Results are displayed on a smartphone (right).

Tue, 01/25/2022 | UW News

UW researchers develop Harmony COVID-19 test

The new low-cost, rapid test can detect COVID-19 virus’s genome without need for PCR, providing results in less than 20 minutes.

Porous vascular scaffold

Thu, 01/20/2022 | UW Bioengineering

Precision-engineered vascular grafts for healing

A new study by UW researchers presents the first biomaterial designed for vascular grafts with tuned mechanical properties and a precision-engineered porous structure optimized for healing.

Shayla Payne holding a vial and looking at another researcher in a lab

Tue, 01/18/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

On a path to health innovation

ME grad student Shayla Payne shares the path that has led her toward a career in engineering for human health.

Illustration of a giant smart phone with fake news on its screen destroying a city

Fri, 01/14/2022 | UW Magazine

The machine runs amok

Twisted facts, fake news and social media spoofs can turn society upside down. One UW team is working to help us through the infodemic.

A Pakistani farmer standing in a farm field and looking down at this cell phone

Tue, 01/11/2022 | UW Civil and Environmental Engineering

Satellite system success

When UW researchers helped implement a new satellite-based irrigation advisory system in Pakistan five years ago, it was uncharted territory. Today it’s being used in three countries and by more than 100,000 farmers.