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Illustration of two mobile phones

Mon, 10/19/2020

Putting health care in your hands

UW faculty and students are developing smartphone apps to improve health and save lives.

Mount Ranier

Tue, 10/13/2020 | UW Population Health Initiative

Healthy planet, healthy people

How  can we  recover  from a health crisis during a climate crisis? Engineering faculty weigh in. 

COVID-19 illustration

Mon, 10/12/2020 | UW News

Stream anytime: Engineering lecture on contact tracing while respecting privacy

The lecture, now available on Youtube, centered around monitoring COVID-19 infections while respecting privacy featuring Stefano Tessaro, an associate professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science.

Mon, 10/12/2020 | Chemical Engineering

How to build a network of pharmaceutical biofactories

Advances in synthetic biology and biomaterials open up exciting prospects for distributed manufacturing of drugs, food products, and other commodities

A moth with a sensor chip on its back

Thu, 10/08/2020 | UW News

Airdropping sensors from moths: Researchers use flying insects to drop sensors from air, land them safely on the ground

UW researchers have created a sensor system that can ride on the back of a moth.

Xiaodong Xu

Wed, 10/07/2020 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE's Xu honored

MSE's Xiaodong Xu has won prestigious honors from the American Physical Society and the Optical Society.

Illustration of a moiré pattern

Tue, 10/06/2020 | UW News

All together now: Experiments with twisted 2D materials catch electrons behaving collectively

In a paper published in Nature Physics, a team led by MSE researchers reports that carefully constructed stacks of graphene can exhibit highly correlated electron properties.

Ayan Hassan

Mon, 10/05/2020 | University of Washington

A twist of fate

Engineering alumna Ayan Hassan’s life was changed by the UW Making Connections program — and then unexpectedly saved by one of the program’s founders.

A group of students underwater surrounding a human-powered submarine

Fri, 10/02/2020 | College of Engineering

Today’s engineering student experience

UW photographers share some of their favorite examples of engineering education at the UW.

A serpentine hydrogel channel infused with tonic water fluoresces under ultraviolet light (left) and an infrared tomography of a heat-perfused hydrogel shows that heat traces the path of fluid flow and dissipates into bulk hydrogel.

Wed, 09/30/2020 | UW Medicine

The heat is on for building 3D artificial organ tissues

Radiator-like fluid systems adjust the genetic wiring inside human liver cells in preliminary work toward artificial organ-tissue engineering.

A view of a street corner

Wed, 09/30/2020 | UW News

UW researchers driving around Seattle to track COVID-19 response over time

UW researchers developed a project that scans the streets every few weeks to document how Seattle has reacted to the pandemic and what recovery looks like.

Mon, 09/28/2020 | Aeronautics & Astronautics

Estate gift from Richard Scherrer (‘42) creates new faculty support fund

The Richard Scherrer Endowed Fund for Faculty Support in Aeronautics & Astronautics will help advance teaching, research and leadership in the department.

screenshot of ads

Mon, 09/28/2020 | UW News

Study tracked misinformation in ads

CSE researchers found that both mainstream and misinformation news sites displayed similar levels of problematic ads.

A computer rendering of the interior of the Interdisciplinary Engineering Building

Tue, 09/15/2020 | College of Engineering

A college transformed

As the UW’s “Be Boundless” campaign comes to a close, we highlight some of the pivotal investments made in the College of Engineering.

Cecilia Aragon flies her custom-built air show plane, a Sabre 320, over San Francisco bay.

Fri, 09/11/2020 | UW News

HCDE professor Cecilia Aragon's publishes memoir

Memoir tells journey towards becoming the first Latina pilot on the United States Aerobatic Team

several N95 face masks

Fri, 09/04/2020 | UW News

First responders get training on how to decontaminate masks

Engineering's Jonathan Posner has led the development of a box that can decontaminate N95 respirator masks.

Wed, 09/02/2020 | UW Books

Book Q&A with HCDE research scientist Shana Lee Hirsch

New book explores future environments, climate change, adaptive restoration and the Columbia River Basin

Uri Shumlak and Chris Hansen

Wed, 09/02/2020 | UW Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A's fusion energy labs receive $3.5M

The HIT Lab and the ZaP Lab received funding to advance two different strategies for compact, cost-effective fusion energy.

University of Washington Campus

Mon, 08/31/2020 | UW News

UW receives NSF funds for investment in an interdisciplinary quantum future

The grant will help establish a NSF Research Traineeship at the University of Washington for graduate students in quantum information science and technology.

University of Washington W

Wed, 08/26/2020 | UW News

CSE faculty join NSF institutes on artificial intelligence

Allen School faculty join two new National Science Foundation institutes devoted to artificial intelligence research

A researcher looking at a monitor

Wed, 08/26/2020 | The Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

UW nanotechnology infrastructure gets a boost from National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Washington and Oregon State University a five-year, $5 million grant to advance nanoscale science, engineering, and technology research in the Pacific Northwest.

Cecilia Aragon

Tue, 08/25/2020 | Human Centered Design & Engineering

The project will help further advancement of women with disabilities in STEM

The project will help further the advancement of women with disabilities in STEM

Ting Cao

Tue, 08/25/2020 | Clean Energy Institute

Designing cutting-edge materials from home

MSE's Ting Cao brings computational science to the virtual classroom during COVID-19.

screenshot of panelists on Zoom

Fri, 08/21/2020 | Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

“Experiences of Black STEM in the Ivory” event examines inequities, calls for action

Faculty in engineering helped organize a conference to discuss the barriers Black scholars in STEM fields face.

An artiist's depiction of a Co-LOCKR nano-device coming together on the surface of a cell that has the right combination of cell surface markers.

Thu, 08/20/2020 | UW Medicine

New 'molecular computers' find the right cells

A laboratory breakthrough in cell targeting may improve the safety of cancer-killing CAR T cells.