Using static electricity, insect-sized flying robots can land and stick to surfaces
ME team first to measure microscale granular crystal dynamics
Improving surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy
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Cleaner wood-burning cookstoves

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In collaboration with partners from Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, UW ME researchers have developed Walk-DMC, a quantitative assessment of motor control in children with cerebral palsy.
Kat M. Steele, Eric Seibel, Mark Jankauski are recipients of the 2016 College of Engineering awards! These awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of the college’s teaching and research assistants, staff and faculty members. Kat and Eric received the Junior Faculty Award and Faculty Research Award, respectively, and Mark won the Student Teaching Award. All recipients will be honored at a ceremony on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in the HUB.
Kat Steele receives ASB Young Scientist Award!
Congratulations to Kat M. Steele on receiving the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) Young Scientist Award! This award recognizes early achievements by promising young scientists in the field of biomechanics. Dr. Steele's research focuses on improving movement for individuals with neurologic injuries.
Congratulations to the UW Hyperloop team of University of Washington Mechanical Engineering students who won the award for most innovative safety system at the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies competition! Picture attached