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Mon, 03/04/2019 | Center for Neurotechnology

CNT Hackathon encourages collaboration and interdisciplinary thinking to develop neurotechnology

ME master's student Karley Benoff and her teammates Preston Pan and Melchizedek Mashiku placed first in last week's Center for Neurotechnology 2019 Hackathon. They created a device to support strength, stability and balance for people who are recovering from spinal cord injuries.

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.

Thu, 02/28/2019

UW researchers and Florida middle school students form unusual bond over cosmic kidney stones

Associate professor Michael Bailey collaborates with middle school students on tackling kidney stones in space.

Tue, 02/12/2019 | Accelerate: The Campaign for UW Medicine

Needless Needles

ME collaborates with UW Medicine to design a tiny device that can help find a patient’s artery without needles.

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, 02/06/2019 |

ME Junior selected as Brooke Owens Fellow

Congratulations to Anika Hidayat, a ME Junior, for being selected as one of the 2019 class of Brooke Owens Fellows. Anika will be interning at Northrop Grumman Innovation System during the upcoming summer.

Wed, 01/30/2019 | College of Engineering

ME alumni receive UW Engineering Diamond Award

Congratulations to ME alumni Paul Skoglund and Patrick Shanahan for winning the College of Engineering's 2019 Diamond Awards in Entrepreneurial Excellence and Distinguished Service.

The 2019 Diamond Awards will be held on Friday, May 17.

Thu, 01/24/2019 |

Optical pH measurement system could detect caries risk

Researchers developed a pH-sensing device that can alert the dentist about a patient's vulnerability to dental decay.

Wed, 01/16/2019 | UW News

Three awards from US Energy Department to fuel UW solar cell research

ME associate professor Devin MacKenzie’s project on perovskite manufacturing using roll-to-roll processing techniques was awarded nearly $200,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.

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.

Fri, 01/04/2019 | The Seattle Times

Pat Shanahan, Trump’s pick for acting defense secretary, honed leadership style at UW and Boeing

ME alumnus Pat Shanahan is the new acting defense secretary.

Fri, 12/14/2018 | UW News

Underwater sensors for monitoring sea life (and where to find them)

ME researchers have created an underwater mechanical eye called an Adaptable Monitoring Package, or AMP. Using a combination of sensors, it watches animals and records their activity when they pass by renewable energy sites.

Wed, 12/12/2018 | UW News

Researchers create first sensor package that can ride aboard bees

Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health, but drone use is limited by the power the devices need. Now, UW engineers have created a sensing system that is small enough to ride aboard a bumblebee.

Tue, 12/04/2018 | The Seattle Times

How do you shush a bridge?

ME researchers trying to tame noisy Highway 520 across Lake Washington.

Wed, 11/07/2018 | Clean Energy Institute

Revolutionary printer for sustainable electronics comes to Washington Clean Energy Testbeds

ME associate professor J. Devin MacKenzie will install world’s first roll-to-roll inkjet printer for sub-micron features, and use it to develop cheap, sustainable alternative to rare-earth materials used in solar panels, displays, and touchscreens.

Thu, 10/11/2018 | ITHS

EIH wins Great Team Science contest

Engineering Innovation in Health has been recognized nationally as a winner of the Great Team Science contest.

Tue, 10/09/2018 | UW News

Researchers develop 3-D printed objects that can track and store how they are used

Engineers at UW have developed 3-D printed devices that can track and store their own use without using batteries or electronics.

Mon, 10/08/2018

Welcome new faculty

Join us in welcoming new faculty to the ME department and congratulating current faculty on their recent promotions.

Wed, 09/19/2018 | HeraldNet

Engineering Week introduces fifth graders to engineering

54 fifth-grade students from the Marysville Cooperative Education Partnership at Marshall Elementary stayed at UW for a week and learned about engineering.

Mon, 09/10/2018

Summer successes

Congrats to ME student teams for bringing home awards from this summer’s competitions!

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.

Thu, 08/16/2018

Husky Robotics takes 4th

Congrats to the UW Husky Robotics team on placing 4th at this summer’s Canadian International Rover Challenge! For this space robotics competition, teams from around the world compete their prototype rovers across a broad range of tasks to simulate what it would be like to be part of an early colony on an extraterrestrial planet.

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.

Wed, 08/08/2018 | Clean Energy Institute

Startup Wins Federal Grant to Develop Battery Materials at Washington Clean Energy Testbeds

The advanced materials startup will use Small Business Technology Transfer funds to develop battery materials at the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds.

Thu, 08/02/2018 | ASME

Insect-Sized Robot Takes Flight

Wireless, insect-sized robot featured by ASME.