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Tue, 09/07/2021

Expanding STEM pathways via materials research

The Molecular Engineering Materials Center is part of a three-year, NSF-funded partnership to build STEM career pathways for underserved Hispanic, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students.

A rendering of this year's ecoDemonstrator plane, a Boeing 737-9 operated by Alaska Airlines.

Tue, 09/07/2021 | UW Aeronautics & Astronautics

Research takes flight

Aeronautics & Astronautics sensing research is aboard the 2021 Boeing ecoDemonstrator, giving students an opportunity to test algorithms and models during flight.

A graphic showing Hurricane Ida superimposed on top of a map

Fri, 09/03/2021 | UW News

New Orleans levee protection

CEE’s Michael Motley explains how the redesigned levee system in New Orleans helped mitigate the impact of Hurricane Ida.

Mosaic kit open showing pattern and materials

Tue, 08/31/2021 | UW Human Centered Design & Engineering

DIY fashion with Novoloom

HCDE students’ brand of ready-to-sew clothing kits empower people to create their own custom clothes.

Woman tosses a crayfish trap into Lake Killarney

Thu, 08/26/2021 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Food for thought

UW researchers find that consuming certain aquatic organisms in arsenic-contaminated urban lakes elevates cancer risk.


Le Zhen pruning bonsai

Mon, 08/23/2021 | UW News

Bonsai created at Suzzallo Library

Bioengineering postdoc and bonsai artist Le Zhen has transformed Suzzallo’s junipers into a symbol of peace and inclusiveness.

Two people wearing masks and gloves in a lab. One is sitting at a table piping cell culture onto a small rectangular device connected to a laptop, surrounded by various lab supplies. Second person is standing behind first person observing.

Thu, 08/19/2021 | Allen School News

A “nanopore-tal” into complex biological systems

UW and Microsoft researchers develop “nanopore-tal” enabling cells to talk to computers.

CO2 written on a chalkboard

Mon, 08/16/2021

Developing a new CO2 bioconversion process

What if we could take harmful CO2 emissions and turn them into a cheaper, more efficient and sustainable means of chemical production? A UW team is working on just that.

 Dr. Tueng Shen

Mon, 08/16/2021

Leading an innovation partnership

Longstanding partners, the UW College of Engineering and School of Medicine have created a position to expand health innovation. Meet Tueng Shen, the first to serve in this new role.

A crowd of 12 people in masks stand in a group outdoors behind a robot that looks like a mars rover

Tue, 08/10/2021

Congrats to Husky Robotics

The UW Husky Robotics team finished as the top U.S. team in the 2021 Virtual University Rover Challenge. 

HCU illustration

Thu, 08/05/2021 | UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Using light to accelerate AI

ECE researchers are developing a computer chip using laser light to accelerate the computing speed and efficiency of AI and machine learning applications while reducing energy consumption.

Image of a woman holding a young child

Wed, 08/04/2021

Technology for kids’ health

HCDE and School of Medicine researchers are co-designing a technology intervention to support the health and development of children.

airplane flying over a city

Mon, 08/02/2021 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Clearing the air

The impacts of air pollution on communities living near airports are no longer up in the air, thanks to breakthrough research by CEE professor Tim Larson.

Professor Steve Brunton drawing lines with arrows on a lightboard

Thu, 07/29/2021 | UW News

UW to lead new NSF institute

The UW-led AI Institute for Dynamic Systems will focus on fundamental AI and machine learning theory, algorithms and applications for real-time learning and control of complex dynamic systems.

Photo of the ARUM team celebrating their win at the competition

Tue, 07/27/2021 | UW Advanced Robotics

Big win for student robotics

The Advanced Robotics student team placed first in this summer’s North American RoboMaster University League competition.

A spring day on the University of Washington campus

Thu, 07/22/2021 | UW News

Engineering researchers elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

Anna Karlin, Kristi Morgansen, Tueng Shen and other researchers affiliated with UW Engineering are among the new members elected for 2021.

Two photos next to each other, both showing the prototype reactor. On the left has the injectors (three arcs in the middle of the reactor) highlighted, the right is busier but shows a more zoomed out photo with the injectors and the transmission lines labeled.

Thu, 07/22/2021 | UW News

Playing with plasma

Gaming graphics card allows faster, more precise control of fusion energy experiments.

Graphic from campaign saying "let's roll"

Thu, 07/15/2021 | HCDE News

Getting King County moving again

Human Centered Design & Engineering students generate winning campaign to bring King County residents back to transit.

A table in the living room with a cup of tea, a laptop and a stack of books on top. Behind the table is a couch and a bike

Tue, 07/13/2021 | UW News

UW student mental health during spring 2020

To understand how the UW’s transition to online-only classes affected students’ mental health, UW researchers surveyed 147 UW undergraduates over the 2020 spring quarter.

Mike Averkiou pointing at a monitor that shows a contrast-enhanced ultrasound of Lutz's liver while Barry Lutz is lying in bed with Dr. Manjiri Dighe standing at his left

Tue, 07/13/2021

Hope and healing

One researcher combats cancer with the help of UW doctors and tools developed by his colleagues.

NIST and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff members inspect a building element from the Champlain Towers South partial collapse in Surfside, Florida, for its evidentiary potential.

Mon, 07/12/2021 | UW News

We need to be patient

CEE’s Dawn Lehman on the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida.

Mari Ostendorf

Thu, 07/08/2021 | UW News

Professor Ostendorf named UW Vice Provost for Research

ECE professor Mari Ostendorf will assume leadership of the UW’s premier and growing research enterprise.

Our reality book cover

Fri, 07/02/2021

Our reality

In his new novella, Allen School professor Tadayoshi Kohno invites readers to consider who benefits from technology — and who doesn’t.

new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal

Wed, 06/30/2021

From research to reality

A bumpy journey turned to smoother sailing after engineers utilized research from CEE’s Structural Research Laboratory when designing the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal wharf.

Scott Crossfield siting in a spacesuit side by side with photo of Scott near plane

Mon, 06/28/2021 | UW Magazine

Death dodger

Taking risks was second nature for A&A alum Albert Scott Crossfield. That’s how he became the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound and laid the groundwork to go into space.