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a plane being assembled in a factory with two insets of PIXI-DUST graphs in the top right corner

Wed, 10/27/2021 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Putting the ‘AI’ in airplanes

Machine learning presents tremendous opportunities to improve how we build airplanes. ME Assistant Professor Krithika Manohar is just getting started.

Karen Thomas-Brown

Mon, 10/25/2021

Meet Karen Thomas-Brown

The College’s new Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion shares what drew her to the role and offers advice on what we all can do to support DEI efforts.

A video still frame that shows a student testing a rover

Wed, 10/20/2021 | UW News

Students design a rover to help fish

As part of an industry capstone project, engineering students created a rover to inspect sewer pipes and culverts for damage that may prevent fish migration.

High altitude view of Earth at night

Wed, 10/20/2021 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

WA Space Grant moves to A&A

The renowned NASA program's relocation to A&A will help strengthen hands-on student learning.

Azadeh Yazdan headshot

Wed, 10/20/2021 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Azadeh Yazdan receives $3.2M grant to investigate ways neurotechnology could induce targeted changes in the brain, leading to better treatments for stroke

UW ECE News Stroke is a killer, and for those who survive, it can have a devastating impact. According to the World Stroke Organization, the disease is a leading cause of death and disability globally, causing an estimated 5.5 million deaths and 116 million years of healthy life to be lost…

Arka Majumdar (left) and Karl Böhringer (right)

Wed, 10/20/2021 | UW NanoEngineering and Sciences

Small Business awards from DARPA and NASA fuel growth of UW spinout Tunoptix

Tunoptix, a Seattle-based optics startup co-founded by UW electrical and computer engineering professors Karl Böhringer and Arka Majumdar, received a $1,500,000 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I award from NASA to advance their meta-optics imaging systems.

NSF Convergence Accelerator. Creating solutions toward national-scale societal impact.

Wed, 10/20/2021 | UW News

Three UW teams awarded NSF Convergence Accelerator grants for misinformation, ocean projects

Three separate University of Washington research teams have been awarded $750,000 each by the National Science Foundation to advance studies in misinformation and the ocean economy.

Cecilia Aragon headshot

Wed, 10/20/2021 | HCDE News

HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon receives NSF grant to diversify data science through the research and design of ethical games

HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon has received a new grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at diversifying human-centered data science through the research and design of ethical games. 

UW ECE faculty members Mo Li, Arka Majumdar and Karl Böhringer

Mon, 10/18/2021 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Bringing quantum computing into the real world

An ECE-led multi-institutional research team is developing a miniaturized optical control engine to increase capacity and speed of quantum computers.

A computer rendering of the exterior of the Interdisciplinary Engineering Building

Mon, 10/18/2021

Interdisciplinary Engineering Building update

Design for the new building — which will promote a new level of collaboration and hands-on learning — has included an unprecedented number of student voices to focus on access and inclusivity.

Kimberly Perkins headshot

Thu, 10/14/2021

Piloting toward psychological safety

Pilot Kimberly Perkins is using her doctoral research to prioritize psychological safety within the airline industry.

Bill & Melinda Gates Center Building

Tue, 10/12/2021 | UW News

UW among best in world for computer science and engineering

The UW is among the best universities in the world for the studies of computer science and engineering, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

Immunostained neuron stem cells

Mon, 10/11/2021 | College of Engineering

Tiny structures, big impact

Miqin Zhang is working to improve cancer treatment with nanoparticles made from the same material found in crustacean shells.

Shyam Gollakota headshot

Thu, 10/07/2021 | UW News

Shyam Gollakota named 2021 Moore Inventor Fellow

The Allen School professor is being recognized for his work on the Internet of Biological Things and the Internet of Bio-Inspired Things.

UW in the evening light

Tue, 10/05/2021

Engineering excellence for the public good

The College of Engineering's strategic plan focuses on four key areas: creating a healthier and more just world through our work; embracing the power of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); translating innovation into impact; and investing strategically in our future. 

Brian Johnson headshot

Tue, 10/05/2021 | UW ECE News

Remaking the nation’s electrical grid

ECE’s Brian Johnson will co-lead a new national consortium, funded by a $25M award from the U.S. Department of Energy, to better support renewable energy.

Anatomical illustration of human liver in the body

Mon, 10/04/2021 | UW Medicine Newsroom

Study looks at how disease scarring disrupts liver regrowth

New approaches will examine mechanical factors that could be interfering with liver’s usual ability to regenerate itself.

Two women putting together a robot

Fri, 10/01/2021

Social robot seeks to improve teen mental health

The Population Health-funded Project EMAR has created an innovative social robot that offers resources to support the mental health needs of adolescents.

Aerial view of University of Washington campus in Seattle

Wed, 09/29/2021 | UW News

Accelerated AI algorithms for data-driven discovery

The new NSF-funded A3D3 Institute at the UW will explore ways to harness AI for accelerated discoveries in physics, astronomy and neuroscience.

Researcher on Lake Killarney

Mon, 09/27/2021 | UW News

Arsenic makes some Puget Sound fish unsafe to eat

UW CEE and UW Tacoma researchers have found that eating contaminated fish or snails from some South Puget Sound lakes could lead to health risks because of the high arsenic levels.

Three people stand outside in front of a building

Fri, 09/24/2021 | UW News

Researchers receive AAAS Golden Goose Award

UW and UC San Diego researchers honored for their work discovering that someone could hack a car

Collection of close-up photos of cats in varying poses, arranged in a grid

Tue, 09/21/2021 | Allen School News

A snapshot of the future

Forget social media memes — searching for cat photos is serious business for members of the Molecular Information Systems Lab.

The MACS Lab robotic chess player

Fri, 09/17/2021 | UW Mechanical Engineering

A vision for robotics

The UW MACS Lab builds robots and machines that combine vision, intelligence and manipulation to play games, perform tasks and advance robotics research goals.

picture of woman sitting on sofa with AKTIV prototype artificial kidney

Tue, 09/14/2021 | UW Medicine

Kidney prototype earns international prize

The Center for Dialysis Innovation has claimed its third award in the KidneyX competition, which aims to stoke innovation that will reduce the burden of dialysis.

Aerial shot of the University of Washington campus in Seattle

Thu, 09/09/2021 | UW News

New NSF center for optoelectronic and quantum technologies

The Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on Demand plans to bring atomic-level precision to devices and technologies and transform fields like information technology.