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Graduate fellowships

Fellowships are competitive awards that can help fund graduate students' academic study and research.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The UW department of mechanical engineering is committed to recruiting, welcoming and supporting a diverse and multi-faceted population of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff.

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Innovation & Impact

ME is a leading department at the UW for innovation, commercialization and industry collaboration. As an international epicenter for turning ideas into actions, the University of Washington is launching hundreds of companies across a wide range of fields based on UW research and technology.

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Clubs & Competitions

ME’s nationally-recognized clubs and competitions provide students a chance to apply and develop their engineering skills and network for their future lives and careers. Many students even choose to center some of their degree requirements around these activities.

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Supporting mobility in cerebral palsy

Alyssa Spomer (Ph.D., '22) explored how a robotic exoskeleton device paired with real-time feedback can enhance rehabilitation therapy for children with cerebral palsy.

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Jonathan Liu

Mechanical Engineering

Jonathan Liu's Molecular Biophotonics Laboratory develops high-resolution optical-imaging devices and computational-analysis strategies for guiding treatment decisions. 

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3D pathology researchers

Meet three former researchers from the Molecular Biophotonics Laboratory who are bringing their skills to unique fields.

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#1 the UW’s ranking for most innovative public university in the U.S. by Reuters in 2019
2x national average female undergraduates
#3 source of UW startups
826 new patents filed
since 2012
14 affiliated research centers
$13M annual research funding