News & Events


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.
Mon, 04/18/2016 | College of Engineering
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.
Tue, 04/12/2016 | American Society of Biomechanics
Congratulations to Kat M. Steele on receiving the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) Young Scientist Award! This award recognizes early achievements by promising young scientists in the field of biomechanics. Dr. Steele's research focuses on improving movement for individuals with neurologic injuries.
Mon, 02/01/2016 | KOMO News
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
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
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
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.
December 2, 2019 | UW News
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.