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Autumn 2019 Edition

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On track to STEM

Since 2016 Washington Hyperloop has been one of the top three U.S. teams competing in SpaceX’s summer challenge. Now they’re setting a new goal: get more kids excited about engineering. Read more »

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The murmuration whisperer

Professor Santosh Devasia is investigating how the flocking behavior of birds could inform autonomous robotics research. Read more »

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Engineering and the human body

Biomechanics, ME’s newest undergraduate degree option, combines mechanical engineering with biology and physiology to enhance understandings of health and inspire innovation. Read more »

Welcome new faculty

Join us in welcoming new faculty and congratulating current faculty members on their recent promotions. Read more »

Transforming titanium with 3D printing

ME’s newest 3D printing lab explores additive manufacturing of complex structures with titanium. Read more »

Research impact

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

Advanced composites and clean energy

Researchers in the Boeing Advanced Research Center have received $1.2 million in clean energy funding — an award that will help lay the groundwork for a new UW Advanced Composites Center. Read more »

Chemical and toxic waste elimination

A UW research team advances their work to develop a system that breaks down chemical warfare agents and toxic waste. Read more »

Warehouse ergonomics

A team of researchers used machine learning to develop a new system that can monitor factory and warehouse workers for ergonomic issues. Read more »


The MEssenger is the department's alumni newsletter. Published twice a year, it features stories about students, faculty, research, alumni and more.