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Industry & Alumni

Industry partnerships

The UW Department of Mechanical Engineering fosters mutually beneficial collaborations that connect companies with leading faculty, research and student talent. UW ME welcomes partnerships that augment student educational experiences, propel research innovation, and prepare future generations of mechanical engineers.

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Ways to engage

Contact Liz Young at to discuss industry collaboration interests.

Industry partners

UW ME is proud to partner with a dynamic range of companies and organizations to accelerate research impact, innovation and education. Major industry supporters and partners in UW ME include:

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From left to right: Amazon, Advance Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, Aoyama Seisakusho, Boeing, GE, Illionix Product Development, Magic Leap, Meta, Microsoft, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Origincell, PACCAR, RICOH, Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research.

Partnership highlights

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UW + Amazon Science Hub

The Science Hub supports a broad set of programs designed to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and engineering in the Seattle area.

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Boeing Advanced Research Collaboration

The mission of the center is to improve manufacturing and assembly of aircraft and spacecraft structures through collaborative basic and applied research and education-related activities.

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Student capstone projects

ME undergraduate students gain real-world experience on projects that help industry, nonprofit, government and healthcare partners.

External advisory board

Along with distinguished alumni and friends, our industry partners also support the department by serving on the External Advisory Board, which provides counsel to faculty, mentoring to students, volunteer leadership in experiential-learning programs, advocacy for the Department and vital connections to industry.