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Fri, 12/14/2018 | UW News
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
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
ME researchers trying to tame noisy Highway 520 across Lake Washington.
Thu, 11/08/2018 | UW Bioengineering
ME associate professor Nathan Sniadecki is working with UW Bioengineering and Pathology researchers to better understand the effects of space flight on human health. The team has received a $3.2 million NIH-CASIS grant to launch heart tissue-on-a-chip into space to study the effect of microgravity on tissue function.
Wed, 11/07/2018 | Clean Energy Institute
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
Engineering Innovation in Health has been recognized nationally as a winner of the Great Team Science contest.
Tue, 10/09/2018 | UW News
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
Join us in welcoming new faculty to the ME department and congratulating current faculty on their recent promotions.
Wed, 09/19/2018 | The New York Times
ME research scientist Hunter Hoffman was featured on The New York Times for his VR therapy called Spider World.
Wed, 09/19/2018 | HeraldNet
54 fifth-grade students from the Marysville Cooperative Education Partnership at Marshall Elementary stayed at UW for a week and learned about engineering.
Tue, 09/11/2018
Congrats to Michael Barbour, Ph.D. ’18, on receiving the UW Graduate School’s 2018 Distinguished Dissertation Award for outstanding and exceptional scholarship and research at the doctoral level. His research focused on improving the efficacy of endovascular treatment methods for cerebral aneurysms.
Mon, 09/10/2018
Congrats to ME student teams for bringing home awards from this summer’s competitions!
Thu, 08/16/2018
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
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
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
Wireless, insect-sized robot featured by ASME.
Mon, 07/23/2018 | GeekWire
Congratulations to the UW Hyperloop team for placing among the top four teams at this summer’s Hyperloop Pod Competition at SpaceX headquarters! First, second and third place all went to European teams, making the UW team the top team from the U.S. UW Hyperloop also received an innovation award for using cold gas thrusters to propel their pod. Great work, team!
Wed, 07/18/2018
The student team HuskyADAPT, in partnership with the UW Taskar Center for Accessible Technology and Provail Therapy Center, has been named one of ten winners of this year’s Ford College Community Challenge! They will use their $25,000 award to develop an adapted toy lending library in Seattle that will provide families and caregivers of children with disabilities access to modified toys and related equipment.
Fri, 07/06/2018

The paper by Ben Strom, Noah Johnson and Brian Polagye of the UW's Pacific Marine Energy Center on vertical-axis turbines has been selected as an "editor's pick" by the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. Read a summary of their work in Physics Today.

Mon, 06/25/2018

Congratulations to the UW Formula Motorsports team for placing 3rd and picking up several additional awards at this year's Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) competition in Lincoln, Nebraska!

In addition to its 3rd place overall win, the UW team scored highly in several subcategories: 1st in endurance, 2nd in engineering design and 3rd in business presentation, and was the runner-up for the Cummins Innovative Design Award.

While the team has achieved great success with combustion vehicles at competitions in previous years, this was the first year it focused solely on electric. Great work – Go Dawgs!

Mon, 06/18/2018 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
At this year's ME graduation ceremony, in addition to awarding nearly 135 bachelor's degrees, 115 master's and 15 doctoral degrees, the department honored ME grads from the Class of '68 in a 50-year reunion.
Tue, 06/12/2018 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
In this novel course, Boeing engineers and Mechanical Engineering faculty partner to teach students how to design commercial airplanes.
Sat, 06/02/2018 | GeekWire
For SpaceX’s third university Hyperloop competition, the three dozen student engineers and entrepreneurs on the University of Washington’s pod-racing team have reworked the design for their vehicle from the ground up.
Sat, 05/26/2018 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
A 2018 UW Engineering Diamond Award recipient, alumna Tami Bond has pioneered efforts to better understand black carbon’s environmental impact.
Thu, 05/17/2018 | The Economist
Drones are getting ever smaller. The latest is the first insect-sized robot to take to the air without a tether delivering its power.

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