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Wed, 04/27/2016 | UW Today

‘Walk-DMC’ aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy

Children with cerebral palsy may undergo invasive surgeries — lengthening tendons, rotating bones, transferring muscles to new locations — in hopes of improving their ability to walk or move. But not all children see improvement after those operations. Kat Steele, an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering, has collaborated to develop a new quantitative assessment of motor control in children with cerebral palsy called Walk-DMC, which could help predict which patients are — or are not — likely to benefit from such aggressive treatment.

Mon, 04/18/2016 | College of Engineering

ME faculty and student receive 2016 College of Engineering Awards

Kat M. Steele, Eric Seibel, Mark Jankauski are recipients of the 2016 College of Engineering awards! These awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of the college’s teaching and research assistants, staff and faculty members. Kat and Eric received the Junior Faculty Award and Faculty Research Award, respectively, and Mark won the Student Teaching Award. All recipients will be honored at a ceremony on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in the HUB.

Mon, 02/01/2016 | KOMO News

UW Hyperloop team impresses billionaire Musk with "hyperloop" safety system

Congratulations to the UW Hyperloop team of University of Washington Mechanical Engineering students who won the award for most innovative safety system at the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies competition!

Fri, 01/29/2016

Professor Nick Boechler receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award!

Congratulations to Nicholas Boechler, who received the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award for his proposal titled “Materials with Designed Nonlinearities: Enabling A New Generation of Stress Wave Transformation.”

Mon, 01/25/2016 | UW Today

New handheld, pen-sized microscope could ID cancer cells in doctor’s offices and operating rooms

Professor Jonathan Liu's lab is developing a handheld, miniature microscope that could allow surgeons to identify cancer cells in the operating room.

Sun, 01/17/2016 | Heraldnet

With new tech, scientists probe what lies beneath the Sound

Brian Polagye is a leader of a team of researchers developing two new undersea monitoring systems. Read about their latest work with Snohomish County PUD.

Sat, 01/28/2023 | UW News

Carpentry Compiler helps woodworkers design objects that they can actually make

Assistant professor Jeffrey Lipton is part of a team that created Carpentry Compiler, a digital tool that allows users to design woodworking projects and create optimized fabrication instructions based on the materials and equipment a user has available.