News & Events


Thu, 04/25/2019 | UW Graduate School
Alumnus Brandon Tuan Nguyen, BSME '15, has received the 2019 UW Graduate School Medal for his efforts to combine academic scholarship with social awareness and his contribution to redefining the value of a doctoral degree. Now a doctoral student in Rehabilitation Medicine, he is also a DO-IT mentor and was a 2018 HuskyADAPT Award recipient. Congrats Brandon!
Thu, 04/25/2019
A record number of ME graduate students have been awarded 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. This fellowship program supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Tue, 04/09/2019 | King5 News
Researchers are studying the effect underwater equipment might have on the behavior of fish, with the help of Adaptable Monitoring Package.
Mon, 04/08/2019 | GeekWire
MOtiF Materials invented a way to making batteries degrade less quickly over time. Rasmussen, a doctoral student of mechanical engineering at the University of Washington, said the broader aim of the project is to make next-generation materials and manufacture them in a way that is scalable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Thu, 04/04/2019 | UW Foster Blog
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
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
ME senior Andrew Gaard works hard both on the water and in school.
Wed, 03/13/2019 | UW News
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
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
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 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
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.
Thu, 02/28/2019
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
ME collaborates with UW Medicine to design a tiny device that can help find a patient’s artery without needles.
Wed, 02/06/2019 |
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

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 |
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
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
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
ME alumnus Pat Shanahan is the new acting defense secretary.
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.