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On July 6th, Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation to create the Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth-Abundant Materials (JCDREAM), a UW/WSU collaborative education and research center. JCDREAM's purpose is to establish a program in earth- abundant materials to accelerate the development of next generation clean energy and transportation technologies in Washington, and promote environmentally responsible processes for the manufacturing and recycling of advanced materials. ME Professor Ramulu Mamidala, along with WSU and PNNL, worked very hard to develop JCDREAM and get this initiative funded by the legislature!
Seattle will host the Year 1 competition for EcoCAR 3 from May 29 to June 4. After presenting their final designs to a panel of judges, 16 teams from the U.S. and Canada will be scored on how well they justify their designs. The competing teams will receive a new Chevrolet Camaro from General Motors later this year.
Vie Diagnostics, led by Mark D. Borysiak, Babak Moghadam and Charlie Corredor, took home the top prize at UW Business Plan Competition.
ME Assistant Professor Kat Steele has received an NSF CAREER award for research titled, "The Ultimate Machine, modeling neuromuscular control and musculoskeletal dynamics to improve human ability.