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An aerial shot of Seattle showing a large road surrounded by neighborhoods and businesses. There is water on the right and downtown is in the top left.

Wed, 10/26/2022 | UW News

A new approach to eliminate air pollution disparities

After comparing three strategies for reducing air pollution disparities across the U.S., researchers have found that a community-specific approach is most effective.

Marco Salviato headshot

Fri, 10/21/2022

Marco Salviato named as Director of the Advanced Composites Center

The associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics will also serve as Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures.

A screenshot of a map of New York City. Rail stations are shown as green (accessible), yellow (elevator outage) or orange (not accessible) circles

Tue, 10/18/2022 | UW News

Real-time accessibility info for rail transit

Allen School researchers have developed UnlockedMaps, a web-based map that allows users to see in real time how accessible rail transit stations are in six metro areas.

Man walking on a treadmill wearing an exoskeleton device while a female researcher stands next to him monitoring his activity on a tablet

Fri, 10/14/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Supporting mobility in cerebral palsy

Graduate student Alyssa Spomer is exploring how a robotic exoskeleton paired with real-time feedback can enhance rehabilitation therapy for children with cerebral palsy.

Yejin Choi

Wed, 10/12/2022 | UW News

Yejin Choi wins MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant’

The Allen School professor uses natural language processing to develop AI systems that have the ability to reason and can understand the implied meanings in human language.

Laila Abudahi headshot

Fri, 10/07/2022 | UW ECE News

A 'lighthouse' for engineering talent

ECE alumna Laila Abudahi created a social impact startup in the Middle East that provides job opportunities for young engineers.

An image of neurons under a microscope

Tue, 10/04/2022 | UW News

Accelerating neuroscience research

The UW has joined the Alliance for Therapies in Neuroscience, an industry-academia research partnership focused on the fight against brain diseases and central nervous system disorders.

Collage of two people dropping wave sensor from plane

Fri, 09/30/2022 | UW News

Improving hurricane forecasts

Wave-monitoring sensors developed at the UW have been deployed off the Florida coast. Data collected from them will be used to improve hurricane forecasts.

Suzie Pun

Wed, 09/28/2022 | College of Engineering

Suzie Pun named Director of the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

The Washington Research Professor of Bioengineering will serve as the Director of the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute beginning in July 2023.

A group of students sitting in front of laptops

Mon, 09/26/2022

A pathway to engineering

One of the College’s Pathways for Inclusive Excellence, the Engineering Dean’s Scholars Program is making it possible for more Washington students to become engineers.

Metal objects on a table. There are two tubes and also two other hexagonal shapes.

Fri, 09/23/2022 | UW News

Destroying 'forever chemicals'

UW researchers have created a reactor that can completely break down hard-to-destroy "forever chemicals," a class of molecules that are ever-present in our daily lives and can lead to health effects.

A hand holding a cellphone with one finger over the flash and the camera. The flash is shining through the finger and glowing red.

Wed, 09/21/2022 | UW News

Using smartphones to measure blood oxygen levels

UW and UC San Diego researchers have shown that smartphones are capable of detecting blood oxygen saturation levels down to 70% — the lowest value that pulse oximeters should be able to measure.

Illustration of editing microbe genomes to upcycle co2

Mon, 09/19/2022 | UW Chemical Engineering

Retooling microbes to upcycle CO2

An interdisciplinary, UW-led team of synthetic biologists will embark on a 5-year, $15 million project to engineer microbial genomes that transform CO2 into high-value chemicals.

Simona Liao headshot

Wed, 09/14/2022 | UW College of Arts & Sciences

At the intersection of STEM and feminism

With a double major in computer science and gender, women and sexuality studies, Simona Liao is lifting women in STEM in the U.S. and China.

Two researchers in a lab looking at a laptop screen

Mon, 09/12/2022 | UW NanoES

New framework for next-gen materials

UW researchers have reported the development and characterization of a new method to synthesize large volumes of high-quality metal organic frameworks (MOFs) quickly, cheaply and sustainably.

A boy in a hospital bed and three family members standing next to him smiling at the camera

Thu, 09/08/2022 | WE-REACH

A paradigm shift in medical tape

Inspired by his young son, ME Research Professor Eric Seibel set out to develop a medical tape that sticks strongly when applied to the skin and becomes “unsticky” when removed.

Two people in t-shirts and swimming trunks underwater in a tank holding smartphones in flexible waterproof cases. One of the smartphone screens is visible, displaying the AquaApp interface with text and graphics depicting various diving hand signals.

Tue, 09/06/2022 | Allen School News

Underwater messaging app

Allen School researchers bring first underwater messaging app to smartphones.

CEE Ph.D. student Dan McCabe standing next to a bike inside of a food bank

Tue, 09/06/2022 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

The power of pedaling

Engineering graduate student Dan McCabe is working to improve bicycle-powered emergency food response.

Protest participants marching toward camera with arms in the air, featuring a black sign with chalk drawing of raised fist and text "Say Their Names" and "#BlackLivesMatter" that one marcher is holding above their head. Only the forehead, hands and wrists of the sign holder is visible.

Thu, 09/01/2022 | Allen School News

Social media narratives and emotions

Allen School researchers' analysis of #BlackLivesMatter social media content points to the power of positive positivity in online activism and large-scale social movements.

Bronze W with trees in the background

Mon, 08/29/2022 | UW Industrial & Systems Engineering

Industry capstone advances innovation

An Industrial & Systems Engineering capstone project developed in partnership with Snohomish County, WA, will provide the county with an estimated $70,000 savings annually.

Collage of four people headshots

Thu, 08/25/2022 | UW Bioengineering

Global collaboration

Remote study during the pandemic led to a creative approach to learning for four bioengineering undergraduates, who partnered with five students in Taiwan on exosomes research.

Closeup of hands with purple gloves holding a stretchable device

Mon, 08/22/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Powering wearable electronics

UW researchers have developed a stretchable thermoelectric device that converts body heat to electricity to power wearable electronics.

Photo of rover on simulated lunar surface

Fri, 08/19/2022 | UW News

Lunar rover challenge

The UW hosts NASA's Artemis Student Challenge, in which student teams turn model lunar lava tubes into habitats suitable for housing on the moon or Mars.

Collage of people's faces

Mon, 08/15/2022

UW + Amazon Science Hub awards

Six UW Engineering professors will advance AI and robotics research as part of Science Hub's inaugural set of research awards.

Judy Khalamwa standing at an indoor construction site wearing an orange safety vest

Thu, 08/11/2022 | UW Civil and Environmental Engineering

Aligning career with life purpose

Judy Khalamwa wanted to both further her career and make her work more meaningful. To get started, she enrolled in CEE’s online Master of Science in Construction Engineering program.