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Mon, 05/22/2017 | UWTV

UWTV’s "UW 360" program profiles ME teams

UW 360 featured teams from this year’s Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge that are moving forward to bring their innovations to market. Among the projects featured were Epi4All and PlayGait, both of which got their start in ME’s Engineering Innovation in Health program.

Tue, 05/16/2017 | GeekWire

Startup Spotlight: Phoresa is creating a ‘pregnancy-style’ test for infectious diseases

Phoresa is developing a quick, accurate test for infectious diseases that will allow clinics to diagnose and treat patients in a single visit. Phoresa grew out of work conducted in ME associate professor Jonathan Posner's research group, and the company is growing with the help of a National Science Foundation Small Business Technology Transfer grant.

Mon, 05/15/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

VIP and EcoCAR: A framework for project-based learning

EcoCAR is multi-phase challenge in which students work to convert a Camaro into a hybrid-electric car. UW Engineering’s Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program supports multidisciplinary, long-term projects like EcoCAR that present real-world, experiential learning opportunities to students.

Wed, 05/03/2017 | University of Washington

Sheri Imsdahl, MSME ’09, Ph.D. ’15, travels the globe as a Bonderman Fellow

Sheri Imsdahl, who recently earned her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, had the opportunity to spend eight months traveling to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, South Africa, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil as a Bonderman Fellow. Bonderman Travel Fellowships enable UW students to partake in independent, eye-opening travel where they explore unfamiliar cultures and places.

Tue, 04/25/2017 | College of Engineering

Steve Brunton and Keshia Peters receive College of Engineering Awards

Congratulations to Steve Brunton and Keshia Peters on receiving 2017 College of Engineering Awards! Steve Bruton receives the Faculty Award for Teaching, while Keshia Peters receives the Professional Staff Award. The College of Engineering will celebrate this achievement in an award ceremony on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the South Ballroom of the Husky Union Building.

Mon, 03/27/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Robotics reboot

The Department of Mechanical Engineering profiled Husky Robotics, a student team involved in the University Rover Challenge, where teams from across the globe design and build remote-controlled space exploration vehicles. In its sixth year at the UW, the Husky Robotics team has turned its attention inward. By focusing on creating a solid foundation, the team hopes to set future generations of UW student roboticists on a path to success.

Fri, 03/17/2017 | National Science Foundation

ME grad students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Congratulations to ME grad students Michael Rosenberg and Andrew Bender on receiving National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships! This fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

Tue, 03/14/2017 | Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering

Neural Engineering Tech Studio

The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering hosts a yearly Tech Studio course that allow students to apply engineering principles from their coursework to independent projects. At the end of the quarter, students presented their projects to CSNE industry affiliates. This year’s winning project was NEOGrasp, a low-cost neural orthosis that would allow users who are quadriplegic or tetraplegic to use another muscle to control a device that can grasp and release objects. The NEOGrasp team was composed of CSE sophomore Aishwarya Mandyam, ME Ph.D. student Gaurav Mukherjee, and BioE senior Lok "Larry” To.

Mon, 03/06/2017 | STAT

‘Stat madness’ contest builds excitement around the best life science innovation from top US research institutions

STAT news, an online project of the Boston Globe focused on medical news, has launched a March-Madness-inspired online voting competition to find the best innovation in science and medicine of 2016. One of the competitors is a real-time microscopy tool developed by Jonathan Liu. Liu's handheld microscope can identify cancer cells and tell surgeons how much to cut out, while leaving the healthy part of the organ intact. In brain cancer, finding those margins can be tough, and every millimeter of tissue matters. Vote for Jonathan Liu here!

Mon, 03/06/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

A formula for success

For 28 years, UW Formula Motorsports has brought together students to design, build and compete formula-style vehicles. The College of Engineering spoke with Formula about the lasting dedication that students bring to the team. Team members credit their culture of student leadership and mentorship as key to the team’s stability and success.

Thu, 03/02/2017 | GeekWire

Affordable EpiPen alternatives, and helping kids walk: Highlights from the UW health innovation challenge

GeekWire covered the 2017 Health Innovation Challenge and interviewed the winners, including the two projects that started out in ME's Engineering Innovation in Medicine program. They spoke with both EpiForAll, which took first place, and PlayGait, which took third, about their plans for the future.

Thu, 03/02/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

ME student teams win big at the 2017 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

EpiForAll and PlayGait, two student teams that originated in ME's Engineering Innovation in Health program, placed first and third in the 2017 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge! Two additional Engineering Innovation in Health teams, ACBI and Quinton PHSH, received "Judges Also Really Liked” awards.

Thu, 02/16/2017 | UW Today

New clean energy facility accelerates testing of cleantech innovations and launching of companies

The Clean Energy Institute opened a new facility, the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, on Feb. 16. The Testbeds will increase the rate at which breakthrough science and engineering discoveries turn into market-adopted clean energy technologies. Professor J. Devin MacKenzie will lead the Testbed facility.

Tue, 02/14/2017 | The Seattle Times

A University of Washington team of students came in fourth in the nation last month in a California competition to build the transportation system of the future

The UWashington Hyperloop team placed 4th in the nation and 6th in the world at the January leg of the competition, which focused on safety, design and scalability. The team is already gearing up for the next round of the competition, set to take place this summer.

Fri, 02/10/2017 | UW Today

Laser-based camera developed at UW improves view of the carotid artery to assess stroke and heart attack risk

A unique application of a medical camera, developed by ME research professor Eric Seibel, could help physicians know who is at risk for a stroke or heart attack by providing a better view of potential problem areas. Seibel originally designed the scanning fiber endoscope for early cancer detection, and University of Michigan researchers have now used it to acquire high-quality images of possible stroke-causing regions of the carotid artery.

Wed, 02/01/2017 | Seattle Business Magazine

Rock Stars: UW researchers take a whack at kidney stone disease

ME Associate Professor Michael Bailey’s research on kidney stone management was featured in the February issue of Seattle Business Magazine. Bailey’s research at the Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound investigates the use of ultrasonic sound waves to fragment and expel kidney stones safely and without anesthesia.

Mon, 01/30/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Welcome Corie L. Cobb to ME faculty

Corie L. Cobb joined the College of Engineering through a Washington Research Foundation Professorship in Clean Energy and a joint position in ME and the Clean Energy Institute. She came to the UW from Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Inc. where she led research projects on advanced manufacturing technologies for solar cells, batteries and high strength and toughness materials.

Tue, 01/24/2017 | The Daily

Pod People: UW Hyperloop revs engines for SpaceX

The Daily covered UW Hyperloop’s unveiling of the pod they will race on the SpaceX Hyperloop track. Hyperloop, a concept proposed by Elon Musk, uses a series of tubes to transport high-speed pods in an attempt to revolutionize transportation.

Tue, 01/17/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dayong Gao honored with Origincell Endowed Professorship, elected as President of the Society for Cryobiology

Professor Dayong Gao has been honored with an endowed professorship by Origincell, a Chinese company based in Shanghai that offers human cell collecting and storage services. Gao was also elected as President of the Society for Cryobiology, which aims to bring together researchers who share the goal of applying scientific research of low temperature biology and medicine for the benefit of mankind.

Tue, 01/10/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Passion never rests: Fethya Ibrahim’s journey through mechanical engineering

First in her family to attend college, senior Fethya Ibrahim is making the most of her time at the UW. Learn about why — thanks to her experiences in ME’s Cell Biomechanics Lab and in the Machine Shop — she decided to pursue a degree in ME.

Mon, 01/09/2017 | CoMotion

ME projects receive CoMotion’s 2016 Innovation Fund Grants

Two ME projects have been awarded 2016 Innovation Fund Grants from CoMotion! Congratulations to PlayGait and UnTape, led by ME faculty Kat Steele and Eric Seibel, respectively. PlayGait is an affordable, light-weight, and easy-to-use pediatric exoskeleton that will help children affected with gait disorders improve their walking ability. UnTape is a medical tape that can be removed rapidly and painlessly. Both teams originated through the ME’s Engineering Innovation in Health program and will receive $40,000 to aid product development, and an additional $10,000 to help reach business development milestones.

The CoMotion Innovation Fund is a partnership between CoMotion and the Washington Research Foundation to provide up to $1 million per year for applied research. The Fund’s mission is to support projects that have a high impact potential, but are unlikely to succeed without gap funding. More than $10 million in grants has been awarded since 2005.

Wed, 01/04/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Honoring Frank Alberti, ’44, for supporting ME’s advancements in engineering and health

Three students traveled to Lacey, WA, to present their Engineering Innovation in Health (EIH) projects to Frank Alberti, ’44. A longtime friend of the department, Alberti had recently made a major commitment to support ME’s advancements in engineering and health.

Tue, 01/03/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Paying it forward: David Coven on generosity in engineering

ME senior David Coven shared why he chose to study engineering and how he finds opportunities to practice compassion and generosity — two of his guiding values — everyday on campus.

Thu, 12/29/2016 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Cookstove update: ME/BURN Manufacturing cookstoves rolling off production line in Kenya

Designed by UW mechanical engineers and Vashon Island’s BURN Design Lab, the Kuniokoa cookstove is now in production in BURN’s Kenyan factory.

Sun, 12/25/2016 | The Seattle Times

Seattle to Portland in 15 minutes? UW students competing to build 700 mph hyperloop

The Seattle Times explains how UW engineering students are finalizing their pod for the Space X sponsored Hyperloop competition. UW Hyperloop is one of thirty finalist teams, selected from 1,200 initial entries. They will send their prototype pod down the mile-long Hyperloop test track in January