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Astronaut at the International Space Station talking in front of a camera

Thu, 03/02/2023 | UW News

Students video chat with ISS astronaut

Lummi Nation School students visit the UW to talk to an International Space Station astronaut.

MSE master's students Kunthea Deng and Renjie Song show Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi, how samples of zeolite concrete fractured in compression tests.

Mon, 02/27/2023 | UW Materials Science & Engineering

Governor Inslee visits MSE

Washington Governor Jay Inslee visited Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) on Feb. 20 to hear about research on green alternatives to concrete.

headshots of three people

Thu, 02/23/2023 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Entering research

Mechanical engineering grad students share their experiences with a new course designed to help students succeed as researchers.

Leilani Battle headshot

Tue, 02/21/2023 | Allen School News

Leilani Battle named Sloan Fellow

The assistant professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering has been awarded a research fellowship by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

A person sitting in a wheelchair looking at a phone while two people are looking over her shoulder at the phone

Tue, 02/21/2023

Rethinking disability and advancing access

UW CREATE collaborates toward a world with fewer problems and more solutions for people of all abilities.

Kai-Mei Fu headshot

Thu, 02/16/2023 | UW News

The future of quantum research

UW Professor Kai-Mei Fu discusses the potential of quantum research, and why it’s so important.

Headshots of three people

Mon, 02/13/2023 | UW News

Earthquake response

Three UW experts, including CEE Professor Dawn Lehman, discuss the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6.

Pink dye released into water

Thu, 02/09/2023 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research with a splash of color

The phrase “a splash of color” took on a very literal meaning for a research team that is using environmentally safe pink dye to investigate the movement of water where a river flows into the ocean.

Mike Averkiou and doctoral student Connor Krolak reviewing ultrasound images of tumor perfusion with microbubbles from a patient study. Photo by Dennis Wise.

Wed, 02/08/2023 | UW Bioengineering

Treating liver cancer with microbubbles

A bioengineering lab has received NIH funding to treat hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer, with ultrasound and microbubbles.

Digital rendering of blue rectangular tiles

Mon, 02/06/2023

Champions of sustainability

From the nanoscale to the systems level, our chemical engineers are focused on speeding the adoption of renewable power, slashing energy demands of industrial processes and more.

Zerina Kapetanovic working on test equipment in Sylvan Grove on the UW campus

Fri, 02/03/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

A new form of wireless communication

A UW research team invents a new form of wireless communication.

ASEE badge

Mon, 01/30/2023

The UW’s College of Engineering named national leader in inclusive excellence

The College of Engineering has been recognized as a leader in inclusive excellence by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Diamond Awards

Thu, 01/26/2023

2023 Diamond Award honorees

Four outstanding alumni will be celebrated for their achievements at a recognition event in May.

Screenshots showing a conversation between someone seeking support and someone responding.

Tue, 01/24/2023 | UW News

AI and empathy for mental health

A UW team is exploring how artificial intelligence could help people on the platform TalkLife, where people give each other mental health support.

A winding road leading to snow-capped mountains in the distance

Mon, 01/23/2023

Snow sleuths

Last fall, civil and environmental engineering researchers prepared for a winter of data gathering to investigate missing snow and improve water resources modeling.

Graphic illustration of optogenetic stimulation in the brain

Fri, 01/20/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Neural engineering for mental health

A UW-led team will develop AI-guided brain stimulation methods aimed at treating mental health disorders.

 Rendering of the International Space Station

Wed, 01/18/2023 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

An A&A experiment heads to the ISS

Aeronautics & Astronautics researchers are developing a film evaporation experiment for the International Space Station (ISS).

Julie Kientz

Fri, 01/13/2023 | UW Human Centered Design & Engineering

AI Institute for Exceptional Education

HCDE Professor Julie Kientz is the UW lead on a new NSF-funded AI Institute for children with speech and language disorders.

Cassady Glass Hastings

Tue, 01/10/2023

Considering an engineering professional program?

Cassady Glass Hastings, the College’s Director of New Programs & Innovation, sheds light on the differences between traditional and professional degrees and what’s on the horizon for engineering professional programs.

A school-aged girl is pictured from behind, in the right of the frame, seated at a table in a brightly lit room with a notebook viewing a person on a laptop screen. The girl has long hair pulled into a ponytail with a pink elastic band and a decorative headband visible behind her left ear and is wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt.

Fri, 01/06/2023 | Allen School News

Understanding the "second-level digital divide"

A new study of online search activity reveals disparities in digital engagement during the pandemic.

Two women looking at a computer in a lab

Wed, 01/04/2023 | UW Mechanical Engineering

An empowering education

Ph.D. student Malia Steward shares her journey to researching renewable energy and how she’s working to improve solar cell efficiency.

Golden light streaks against a black background

Tue, 01/03/2023

Accelerating a quantum future

Learn how College of Engineering and College of Arts & Sciences researchers are helping to establish the UW as a global leader of the coming quantum age.

Group photo of DBF team members

Wed, 12/28/2022 | UW Aeronautics and Astronautics

Design Build Fly charts a new course

The student organization has transformed itself into a team that is creating capacity to build winning planes in the years to come.

Collage illustration of two men in a car repair shop

Tue, 12/27/2022 | UW Magazine

EcoCAR competition highlights UW’s ingenuity and compassion

A group of UW students, including ME students, built a car that made it to the finals of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge last spring.

Group photo of the five Winston siblings wearing business attire and name tags on lanyards around their necks, standing side-by-side in front of a metal railing with buildings of various styles of stone, metal and glass in downtown Pittsburgh in the background.

Tue, 12/27/2022 | Allen School News

Family matters

For the Winston siblings, the intersection of software engineering and neuroscience research is relatively inspiring at the UW.