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Mon, 01/22/2024

A healthy collaboration

ME students and faculty partner with UW Medicine to create devices that can treat multi-organ failure and improve catheter safety.

Woman standing next to a metal railing, placing an object inside a flume at the Harris Hydraulics Lab

Mon, 12/11/2023

Monitoring for marine life

A team is testing new methods to assess the potential impacts of tidal turbines on marine mammals.

A group of External Advisory Board members at the Blue Origin facility in Florida.

Mon, 12/04/2023

EAB engages with industry and alums at Blue Origin, NASA

The ME External Advisory Board visited with alumni and strengthened industry connections at Blue Origin’s Orbital Launch Site and the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Dennis Heaney and Jon Freeman

Mon, 11/06/2023

Spotlighting veterans in the ME community

Two alums with service experience share ME’s role in their career journeys.

Headshots of four ME alumni

Mon, 08/21/2023 | Forbes

ME alums named 30 Under 30 Seattle

The Forbes 30 Under 30 Local Seattle list include ME alums who cofounded startups Aquagga and CathConnect.

Ben Hempstead

Tue, 03/28/2023

Meet Ben Hempstead

The ME alum reflects on his time at the UW, his career and his role on the department’s Executive Advisory Board.

Steve Chisholm

Tue, 01/24/2023 | UW College of Engineering

ME alum receives 2023 Diamond Award

Steve Chisholm (B.S.,'86) received a 2023 Diamond Award from the College of Engineering.

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Wed, 11/09/2022

Shining a light on 3D pathology researchers

Meet three former researchers from the Molecular Biophotonics Laboratory, led by ME Professor Jonathan Liu, who are bringing their skills to unique fields.

A collage of portraits of Leila Asfari, Ken Latimer and Karen Harban

Tue, 02/22/2022

Mechanical engineers in tech

What do mechanical engineers do in the world of tech? ME alumni at Microsoft, Amazon and Oracle share their career stories and advice.

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.

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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.

Mon, 08/12/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Research impact

Elizabeth Rasmussen is developing a clean, scalable approach to synthesizing advanced materials, setting the stage for innovation in batteries, targeted drug delivery and more.

Wed, 07/03/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering

An engineering STAR

Ewurama Karikari shares how the UW STARS program helped her transform her passions for math and robotics into a mechanical engineering mechatronics degree.

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.

Fri, 03/01/2019

Space architect

Architectural designer and ME student Makoto Eyre talks about returning to school for a second bachelor’s degree to pursue his passion: designing human environments in space.

Mon, 02/11/2019

Passion never rests

ME senior Karli Berger shares how she’s balanced her passions for mentorship and teambuilding with mechatronics and cheer.

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, 08/20/2018

Research + outreach

At the intersection of biomechanics and neural engineering, Ph.D. student Gaurav Mukherjee is exploring how to develop machines that improve the quality of human life while also making time for K-12 STEM outreach.

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.