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Dan Ratner

Wed, 05/27/2020

Dan Ratner announced as next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

From Dean Nancy Allbritton: I am very pleased to announce that Professor Dan Ratner has accepted the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering effective June 1, 2020 subject to the approval of the Provost.

screenshot of three students on a zoom presentation

Tue, 05/26/2020 | Foster School of Business

Business win for engineering students

Engineering students were among those awarded prizes in the Dempsey Startup Competition, which recognizes student entrepreneurial efforts.

young man at a desktop computer

Fri, 05/22/2020 | Department of Electrical & Computing Engineering

Wyze camera donation helps UW ECE students connect with their instructors and classmates

Camera-maker Wyze, led by ISE alum Yun Zhang ('96), generously donated 1,000 web cameras to the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.

elderly man standing in a doorway

Wed, 05/06/2020 | UW News

Should you help a sick person? UW psychology, computer science faculty study ‘moral dilemmas’ of COVID-19

CSE Professor Rajesh Rao has partnered with other UW faculty to conduct an online survey on moral dilemmas related to COVID-19. Ultimately, the research aims to help inform the ways artificial intelligence can become more attuned to cultural variations in how people think about decisions in health care settings.

oysters on beach

Fri, 05/01/2020 | UW News

Pacific oysters in the Salish Sea may not contain as many microplastics as previously thought

In a recent interdisciplinary study, University of Washington researchers have discovered that the abundance of tiny microplastic contaminants in these oysters is much lower than previously thought.

Research Lab

Thu, 04/30/2020 | UW News

CoE Faculty Receive COVID-19 Response Grants

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced the award of approximately $350,000 in COVID-19 rapid response grants to 21 different faculty-led teams.

virus illustration

Tue, 04/28/2020 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE researchers developing mobile device that destroys viruses and bacteria on surfaces

An innovative device in development by MSE researchers will use UV and IR light to help minimize the spread of disease by disinfecting common surfaces.

Fri, 04/24/2020 | UW News

Smart farming via satellite

A team of researchers led by Faisal Hossain, professor of civil and environmental engineering, developed and continues to improve a technology-based irrigation advisory system to give farmers real-time information right on their cell phones.

Person on a train looking at a smartphone

Wed, 04/22/2020 | UW News

A contact-tracing app that helps public health agencies and doesn’t compromise your privacy

UW researchers have developed a new app, CovidSafe, to alert people about potential exposure to COVID-19 without giving up anyone's privacy. This app may also help individuals who test positive prepare for a contact tracing interview with a public health official.

two people wearing masks carrying boxes

Thu, 04/16/2020 | UW News

How to move ‘hands on’ classes online

UW instructors offer creative solutions for courses that involve hands-on work.

A group shot of UW students all wearing purple sweatshirts

Wed, 04/15/2020 | Prism | ASEE

Bench Strength

The success of the STARS program was highlighted in the latest issue of American Society for Engineering Education's newsletter.

headshots of Arka Majumdar and Lillian Ratliff

Tue, 04/14/2020 | ECE News

Two 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.

face shields

Tue, 04/14/2020 | UW News

UW’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.

boy using a laptop

Tue, 04/14/2020 | UW News

How 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.

A graphic showing the online status of four people -- Alice who is online at work, Bob who is offline, Carol who is online but has changed her status to appear offline to avoid Malory, and Malory who is waiting for Carol to get online to ask for a favor.

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.

Eric Klavins and Julie Kientz

Tue, 04/07/2020 | College of Engineering

New 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 News

Fighting 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.'

students painting an external wall

Fri, 04/03/2020 | UW News

Watch 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.

student working on a laptop

Tue, 03/31/2020 | UW News

UW 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.

Parker Ruth

Mon, 03/30/2020 | UW News

Engineering student named Goldwater Scholar

Engineering student Parker Ruth is among 396 undergrads around the country named Goldwater Scholars for 2020.

The back of a person wearing a hat and a jacket. Drawn around the person's head are four speech bubbles: Each one contains a logo for either Skype, Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp

Wed, 03/18/2020 | UW News

How 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.

Bus on a street

Tue, 03/17/2020 | UW News

Survey: What blocks your bus?

College of Engineering researchers are carrying out a project to investigate the reasons for bus delays.

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Wed, 03/11/2020 | College of Engineering

Discovery 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.

The Age of AI

Wed, 03/11/2020 | UW News

CSE'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.

Graduate student Ty Higashi at a NASA lab working on the heart tissue space flight experiment in preparation for the launch

Fri, 03/06/2020 | UW Medicine

3D 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.