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Thu, 04/04/2019 | UW Foster Blog

Students Impress at 2019 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

ME's MOtiF Materials team won the grand prize at the 2019 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC). ME students were also on the two teams that won the Judges Also Really Liked (JARL) award.

Fri, 03/22/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Composites work wins second Mary Gates Scholarship for John Buffalo

After a six-month internship at SpaceX, John Buffalo has returned to win a second Mary Gates Scholarship.

Wed, 03/20/2019 | The Seattle Times

UW rower Andrew Gaard reaches the top despite being smaller than most

ME senior Andrew Gaard works hard both on the water and in school.

Wed, 03/13/2019 | UW News

New method to assess platelet health could help ER doctors

ME researchers are part of a team that has created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being admitted to a hospital.

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, 03/06/2019 | UW News

FASER detector at the Large Hadron Collider to seek clues about hidden matter in the universe

A team from the UW Department of Mechanical Engineering – led by Bill Kuykendall – will construct the FASER instrument’s support platform, which will hold intricate magnets and detectors in place.

Tue, 03/05/2019 | SIAM News

ME faculty wins SIAG/CSE Early Career Prize

ME Associate Professor Steven Brunton won the 2019 SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering Early Career Prize. The award recognizes Brunton for his significant contributions to a broad range of techniques for, and applications of, data-driven analytics, control theory, sparse sensing, and reduced order modeling.

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.