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Thu, 10/13/2016 | American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Assistant Professor Kat Steele’s work on the Walk-DMC motor assessment tool was featured by ASME. This tool helps determine whether children with cerebral palsy are more or less likely to benefit from surgery.
Thu, 10/06/2016 | UW Medicine
Jonathan Posner, Per Reinhall and Sam Bowd have been honored with UW Medicine’s 2016 Inventor of the Year Award for their collaborative work developing a football helmet designed to mitigate the forces thought to contribute to concussions. They will be recognized in a ceremony on Nov. 15, which also features a panel discussion with Fred Silverstein, Tom Clement and Nate Sniadecki. This event is open to all; register here.
Thu, 10/06/2016 | American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Congrats to ME professor Steve Shen for receiving the 2017 N. O. Myklestad Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for his contributions to vibration engineering. The award will be presented to him at the 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conference next summer, at which he will also deliver the 2017 Myklestad Award Keynote Lecture.
Mon, 10/03/2016 | College of Engineering
Two ME faculty are involved in projects that have been awarded funds as part of the College of Engineering Strategic Research Initiatives program. Associate Professor Devin MacKenzie will take part in the Center for Integrated Printed Systems (CIPriS). CIPriS will enable new materials and printed electronic devices to be additively manufactured in scalable, low carbon footprint processes. Assistant Professor Kat Steele will be part of the Center for Amplifying Motion and Performance in Humans and Machines (AMP). AMP seeks to envision the future of engineering health in terms of diagnosing, monitoring, and assisting individuals with neurophysiological trauma and disease.
Sat, 10/01/2016 | Alaska Beyond Magazine
The Innovation Spotlight in the October issue of Alaska Beyond Magazine profiled the University of Washington Human Powered Submarine team (pages 37-38).
Mon, 09/26/2016 | Materials Research Society Bulletin
Professor Jiangyu Li’s research on nanoscale particles has been highlighted in the Materials Research Society Bulletin. Li and his team investigated how thermo-ionic imaging can be used to trace the movement of ions. The method used, scanning thermo-ionic microscopy or STIM, could lead to better understanding of the electrochemical materials used in batteries and fuel cells.
Mon, 09/19/2016 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
Congrats to PlayGait, a team of students, engineers and clinicians that has been awarded a grant to continue development of a pediatric exoskeleton for children with cerebral palsy.
Wed, 09/14/2016 | PBS Newshour
Marine Construction Technologies, a UW startup launched from ME, helps mitigate marine noise pollution. It was recently featured on the PBS NewsHour.
Wed, 09/07/2016 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
ME professor Eric Seibel’s research team will develop and test easy-to-use optical dental diagnostic and therapy monitoring instruments for trained non-dentists through a three-year, $1 million Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity award from the National Science Foundation.
Thu, 09/01/2016 | Puget Sound Business Journal
Read the Puget Sound Business Journal’s recent profile about ME assistant professor Kat Steele.
Thu, 09/01/2016 | University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
PACCAR Professor of Engineering James Riley was honored at this year’s International Symposium on Stratified Flows, which met in August in San Diego. Known for its focus on stratified flows of all scales—including geo- and astro-physical, atmospheric, oceanic, estuarine, lacustrine, fluvial and industrial—the symposium has recognized six people since its first meeting in 1972. Congrats, Jim!
Thu, 09/01/2016 | Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader
Through a collaboration between the UW team and Port Hadlock's Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, a wooden sub is slated to make its racing debut next summer at the International Human Powered Submarine Races.
Wed, 08/24/2016 | College of Engineering
The UWashington Hyperloop team is taking part in Elon Musk's competition to design a pod that can travel at transonic speed within a vacuum tube. After winning the Safety Subsystem Technical Excellence Award this January, the team will advance to the next leg of the competition, set to take place in January 2017 at SpaceX.
Wed, 08/17/2016 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
ME assistant professor Nicholas Boechler is a part of the team that will explore non-reciprocal elastic wave propagation in solid-state media through a new four-year, $2 million Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grant from the National Science Foundation.
Fri, 07/22/2016 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Human Powered Submarine team traveled to Gosport, England, for the European International Submarine Races, where they also placed first for top speed by a female pilot.
Fri, 07/15/2016 | The Seattle Times
The Washington Husky Football team will be among the first to use the new helmet made by UW-startup VICIS.
Tue, 07/12/2016 | GeekWire
A collaboration between the UW’s Clean Cookstove Lab and Burn Design Lab has resulted in the development of a more fuel-efficient, cleaner burning wood cookstove to be sold in Kenya and Tanzania this fall.
Tue, 07/05/2016 | College of Engineering
The Boeing Advanced Research Center, or BARC, is providing UW students with the opportunity to get real world engineering experience as they work alongside UW professors and industry leaders from Boeing. BARC projects have tackled tricky problems like building and repairing the insides of airplane wings, and this winter, BARC launched a new aircraft engineering class co-taught by UW faculty and Boeing engineers.
Sun, 06/19/2016 | College of Engineering
The UW Formula Motorsports team placed second overall at the Formula SAE competition in Lincoln. A mere 0.5 point difference, out of a 1,000 point total, separated UW's score from the first place team.
Tue, 06/14/2016 | College of Engineering
The Burke Museum plans to display a giant Columbian Mammoth in its new building, set to open in 2019; however, only 20% of the mammoth’s bones survive. So museum staff have partnered with College of Engineering students and instructors who are taking advantage of 3-D printing technology to reproduce the rest of the mammoth.
Sun, 06/12/2016 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ten alumni were honored with a 50th reunion reception and recognized during this year’s graduation ceremony.
Thu, 06/09/2016 | Ignite Seattle
Corredor was one of 16 people who spoke at this spring’s Ignite Seattle event. The topic of his talk was, “Tiny Particles can Change the World.”
Mon, 06/06/2016 | College of Engineering
Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior and mechanical engineering alumna, will be the featured speaker at the UW’s Commencement exercises on Saturday, June 11. Jewell was also acknowledged by the UW with the Alumna Summa Laude Dignata award, which is the highest award the UW and the UW Alumni Association can bestow upon a graduate.
Tue, 05/31/2016 | UW Today
ME professor Jiangyu Li and colleagues have developed a tiny probe capable of reading variations in the nanoscale particles that power batteries and fuel cells. The rate at which these particles react determines how fast batteries charge and how much power they can provide. This new probe could improve understanding of electrochemical systems, thus enabling the development of higher performance batteries and fuel cells.
Wed, 04/27/2016 | UW Today
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.

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