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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 and retaining a diverse and multi-faceted population of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff. View our completed and ongoing priorities in the 2021-2026 strategic plan. 

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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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An empowering education

Ph.D. candidate Malia Steward shares her journey to researching renewable energy and how she’s working to improve solar cell efficiency.

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Lucas Meza

Mechanical Engineering,
Assistant Professor

Lucas Meza's research investigates the mechanics of architected materials at micro- and nanometer length scales. He uses a range of fabrication techniques to create new classes of nanoarchitected materials with unprecedented mechanical properties.

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A tiny break into toughness

ME researchers turn to nature to investigate how nanomaterials and nanostructure makes materials more resistant to breaking.

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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
923 new patents filed
since 2012
14 affiliated research centers
$13M annual research funding