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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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Machine intelligence

Improving the integration of machine vision, intelligence and manipulation is key to developing robotic systems that are better at assisting humans with complex tasks. UW mechanical engineers build robots that play games, perform tasks and advance robotics research goals.

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Krithika Manohar

Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor

Krithika Manohar specializes in machine learning and other mathematical approaches that allow engineers to predict and control what’s going on inside complex and dynamic systems.

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Putting the 'AI' in airplanes

Machine learning presents tremendous opportunities to improve how we build airplanes.

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#1 mechanical engineering program in the Pacific Northwest
2x national average female undergraduates
#3 source of UW startups
683 new patents filed
since 2012
14 affiliated research centers
$13M annual research funding