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Headshot of Anders Brown, man in glasses with suit coat over button-up shirt

Thu, 04/08/2021

Alumni on board

A Q&A with Anders Brown, outgoing chair of ME’s External Advisory Board.

A collage of three students

Mon, 08/24/2020 | UW College of Engineering

Engineering STARS

ME alumna Ewurama Karikari and other STARS graduates fill us in on what they’ve been up to since receiving their engineering degrees.

Thu, 06/18/2020 | UW Alumni Association

Naresh Goyal’s passion for education

The Goyal Family Endowed Scholarship honors the legacy of Naresh "Nick" Goyal (BSME, '72) and offers students the same opportunity Naresh had – to pursue an engineering degree and gain an education that will last a lifetime.

Fri, 06/28/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Class of ’69 grads honored at ME’s 2019 graduation

Class of 1969 graduates were honored with a 50th reunion reception and recognized during ME’s graduation ceremony.

Mon, 03/11/2019 | Columns

Character: Inventor Billy Price takes it ‘one foot at a time’

ME alum Billy Price, ’02, is the founder of BILLY Footwear, an easy-on shoe design using zippers and making life easier for kids and individuals with disabilities.

Wed, 01/09/2019

Mechanical engineers in health care

Three alumni working in health care reflect on their career pathways and share advice for current students interested in this ever-growing field.

Mon, 08/13/2018 | Columns Magazine

A study in persistence

For the UW's new Nanoengineering & Molecular Sciences Building, ME alumnus Dennis Edmondson designed a stud that combined the thermal features of wood with the strength of steel.

Mon, 06/18/2018 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Class of ’68 grads honored at ME’s 2018 graduation

At this year's ME graduation ceremony, in addition to awarding nearly 135 bachelor's degrees, 115 master's and 15 doctoral degrees, the department honored ME grads from the Class of '68 in a 50-year reunion.

Tue, 06/12/2018 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Secrets of the sky

In this novel course, Boeing engineers and Mechanical Engineering faculty partner to teach students how to design commercial airplanes.

Sat, 05/26/2018 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Climate research pioneer

A 2018 UW Engineering Diamond Award recipient, alumna Tami Bond has pioneered efforts to better understand black carbon’s environmental impact.

Tue, 09/19/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Building a future with ME

Angela Templin, BSME ’99, shares how her time in the mechanical engineering department set her up for a successful career in sustainability and commissioning.

Fri, 09/08/2017 | University of Washington

Ron and Wanda Crockett receive 2017 Gates Volunteer Service Award

Congratulations to ME alumnus Ron, '61, and Wanda Crockett on receiving the University of Washington Gates Volunteer Service Award! Recipients of the Gates Volunteer Service Award exemplify the highest standards of service to the University of Washington. Sixty years ago, Ron Crockett received a scholarship that changed his life. Inspired by this experience, Ron and Wanda have bestowed 277 scholarships so far — and their influence keeps growing.

Mon, 07/10/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Class of '67 grads honored at ME's 2017 graduation

At this year's mechanical engineering graduation ceremony, in addition to awarding nearly 160 bachelor's degrees, 80 master's and 20 doctoral degrees, the department honored ME grads from the Class of '67 in a 50-year reunion.

Wed, 05/03/2017 | University of Washington

Sheri Imsdahl, MSME ’09, Ph.D. ’15, travels the globe as a Bonderman Fellow

Sheri Imsdahl, who recently earned her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, had the opportunity to spend eight months traveling to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, South Africa, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil as a Bonderman Fellow. Bonderman Travel Fellowships enable UW students to partake in independent, eye-opening travel where they explore unfamiliar cultures and places.

Wed, 01/04/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Honoring Frank Alberti, ’44, for supporting ME’s advancements in engineering and health

Three students traveled to Lacey, WA, to present their Engineering Innovation in Health (EIH) projects to Frank Alberti, ’44. A longtime friend of the department, Alberti had recently made a major commitment to support ME’s advancements in engineering and health.

Wed, 11/02/2016 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Undersea, undaunted: A naval engineer’s journey begins with mechanical engineering

An alumnus who aligned his passions for diving and oceanography with mechanical engineering, Glenn Piper, '80, spoke with ME about the value of hands-on learning.

Tue, 07/05/2016 | College of Engineering

A riveting combination: The UW and Boeing advance research together through BARC

The Boeing Advanced Research Center, or BARC, is providing UW students with the opportunity to get real world engineering experience as they work alongside UW professors and industry leaders from Boeing. BARC projects have tackled tricky problems like building and repairing the insides of airplane wings, and this winter, BARC launched a new aircraft engineering class co-taught by UW faculty and Boeing engineers.

Sun, 06/12/2016 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

ME Class of ’66 grads recognized at 2016 graduation

Ten alumni were honored with a 50th reunion reception and recognized during this year’s graduation ceremony.

Mon, 06/06/2016 | College of Engineering

Alumna Sally Jewell selected as 2016 UW commencement speaker and ASLD award recipient

Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior and mechanical engineering alumna, will be the featured speaker at the UW’s Commencement exercises on Saturday, June 11. Jewell was also acknowledged by the UW with the Alumna Summa Laude Dignata award, which is the highest award the UW and the UW Alumni Association can bestow upon a graduate.