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Spring 2022 Edition

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AI for engineering

The AI Institute in Dynamic Systems isn’t quite a year old, but its directors are already laying the groundwork to transform engineering education and, ultimately, the field.

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On a path to health innovation

From student to teacher to researcher and intern, Shayla Payne shares the path that has led her toward a career in engineering for human health.

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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.

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Bubbles for toughness

UW researchers collaborate to investigate and advance nanofoams, a tiny but mighty new material.

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ME undergrad competes on “Wheel of Fortune”

Abby Simcox represented the UW in March for College Week 2022 on the word puzzle game show.

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Folding space structures

ME and Carnegie Mellon researchers are advancing foldable structures that fit into a tiny compartment for launch and expand into super-structures in outer space.

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Making Earth-friendly electronics

ME’s Aniruddh Vashisth and other UW Engineering researchers discuss their innovative methods to design and manufacture sustainable electronics.

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Cancer diagnosis advancements

A new method that images entire 3D biopsies could improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer aggressiveness.

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Students win big

ME and Engineering Innovation in Health student teams swept this spring’s Holloman Health Innovation Challenge hosted by the UW’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.

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