UW Today

December 7, 2011

Device promises nutrition diagnosis in minutes

A new plasma pencil promises to give nutrition status in minutes that used to take 24 hours, and could improve health in developing world.

December 5, 2011

Free college preparation for high-school students with disabilities

High-school students who need help due to disability can apply for a special program with mentoring and support for their college prep.

November 22, 2011

Big step forward for safety of bionic contact lenses

Bionic eye steps closer to reality.

November 17, 2011

UW engineers help team with nano discovery

Nano discovery could lead to lower-power memory in the future

November 7, 2011

Paper uncovers power of Foldit gamers strategies

Studying gamers who use Foldit helps researchers study the power of their strategies

October 6, 2011

Turning slash piles into soil benefit

Students of the University of Washington have teamed up on a startup that promises to turn slash piles of forest refuse into biochar, a commodity for sale to landscapers, farmers and gardeners.

September 30, 2011

New leader for electrical engineering

The UW Department of Electrical Engineering has appointed a new chairman, Vikram Jandhyala, professor of electrical engineering.

September 26, 2011

Dieter Fox to co-lead new Intel Science and Technology Center

UW computer scientist Dieter Fox will co-lead an Intel Science and Technology Center that will focus on “pervasive” computing, which aims to incorporate computing and sensing into everyday devices and environments.