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.
Fri, 12/06/2019 | UW NewsAstronomy fellowship demonstrates effective measures to dismantle bias, increase diversity in STEM
An astronomy fellowship now has greater gender diversity among its awardees, thanks to a collaboration with UW's ADVANCE Center.
Wed, 12/04/2019 | UW NewsWarmer temperatures will increase arsenic levels in rice, study shows
UW researchers found that warmer temperatures, at levels expected under most climate change projections, can lead to higher concentrations of arsenic in rice grains.
Mon, 12/02/2019 | UW NewsCarpentry Compiler helps woodworkers design objects that they can actually make
UW researchers have created Carpentry Compiler, a digital tool that allows users to design woodworking projects and create optimized fabrication instructions based on the materials and equipment a user has available.
Wed, 11/27/2019 | UW NewsResearchers get ‘glimpse into a human mind’ as it makes choices in groups, social media
Using a mathematical framework with roots in artificial intelligence and robotics, UW researchers were able to uncover the process for how a person makes choices in groups.
Wed, 11/20/2019 | UW NewsEmissions from electricity generation lead to disproportionate number of premature deaths for some racial groups
University of Washington researchers have found that air pollution from electricity generation emissions in 2014 led to about 16,000 premature deaths in the continental U.S. In many states, the majority of the health impacts came from emissions originating in other states. The team also found that exposures were higher for black and white non-Latino Americans than for other groups, and that this disparity held even after accounting for differences in income.
Fri, 11/15/2019 | UW NewsUW aerospace engineer part of $1.7M grant to study corals
A&A associate professor Jinkyu Yang and a team of researchers have received a two-year, $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant to study coral growth.
Thu, 11/07/2019 | UW NewsFall storms, coastal erosion focus of northern Alaska research cruise
A University of Washington team is leaving to study how fall storms, dwindling sea ice and vulnerable coastlines might combine in a changing Arctic.
Mon, 11/04/2019 | UW NewsLight-based ‘tractor beam’ assembles materials at the nanoscale
College of Engineering researchers have developed a method that could make reproducible manufacturing at the nanoscale possible.
Mon, 11/04/2019 | UW NewsSingle discrimination events alter college students’ daily behavior
A UW team compared students’ reports of unfair treatment to changes in daily activities to understand how single discrimination events alter students’ daily behavior.
Thu, 10/31/2019 | UW NewsNew technique lets researchers map strain in next-gen solar cells
UW researchers have developed a way to illuminate strain in lead halide perovskite solar cells without harming them.
Tue, 10/29/2019 | College of EngineeringPopular third-party genetic genealogy site is vulnerable to compromised data, impersonations
Researchers at the University of Washington have found that GEDmatch, a popular third-party genetic genealogy site, is vulnerable to multiple kinds of security risks.
Mon, 10/21/2019 | College of EngineeringMaking medicine accessible
Through the student project-turned-startup MedsForAll, materials science and engineering alum Shawn Swanson (BS ’15, MS ’16) is developing an affordable alternative to the EpiPen.
Tue, 10/15/2019 | UW NewsFirst smart speaker system that uses white noise to monitor infants’ breathing
UW researchers developed the first smart speaker system that lets a device use white noise to both soothe sleeping babies and monitor their breathing and movement.
Mon, 10/07/2019 | UW NewsHow bike sharing in Seattle rose from the ashes of Pronto's failure
UW researchers, led by CEE professor Don MacKenzie, have published a study on why docked bike sharing in Seattle failed while dockless bike sharing succeeded.