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August 24, 2006

Researchers launch effort to build flexible solar cells to power aircraft

WHO: Researchers at the University of Washington, including Matthew O’Donnell, the new dean of the UW’s College of Engineering, and colleagues from the University of Colorado; University of California, Los Angeles; and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.


August 23, 2006

Tiny ion pump sets new standard in cooling hot computer microchips

University of Washington researchers have succeeded in building a cooling device tiny enough to fit on a computer chip that could work reliably and efficiently with the smallest microelectronic components.


July 25, 2006

National workshop puts blind students, professionals on path to success

WHO: Forty blind students, academics and professionals from around the country



WHAT: Technology Fair and tactile art experience, part of the first Vertical Mentoring Workshop for the Blind in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


WHEN: Friday, July 28.


June 30, 2006

Students with disabilities gather at UW to find success through technology

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April 13, 2006

Electrical Engineering celebrates its centennial year

When the Department of Electrical Engineering first came into existence at the UW, electricity remained a luxury in many areas of the country.


April 6, 2006

Decommissioning of More Hall reactor concludes

This week, as construction fences go up and equipment is mobilized at the More Hall Annex, the closing chapter of an era in UW engineering will begin.


March 30, 2006

UW leads national effort to bring people with disabilities into computing

The UW is launching a new national program that will consolidate its position as a leader in helping people with disabilities enter the world of computing.


Henry Levy to chair Computer Science & Engineering

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March 27, 2006

UW leads national effort to bring people with disabilities into computing

The University of Washington is launching a new national program that will consolidate its position as a leader in helping people with disabilities enter the world of computing.


Levy appointed new Department of Computer Science & Engineering chair

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March 16, 2006

Michigan biomedical engineer Matthew O’Donnell to lead UW engineering

Matthew O’Donnell, chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan and a researcher who explores imaging technologies in biomedicine, has been named new dean of the University of Washington College of Engineering and first holder of the Frank and Julie Jungers Endowed Deanship in Engineering.


March 9, 2006

Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates brave howling winds to open new bioengineering and genomic sciences building




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February 16, 2006

Eggers elected to National Academy of Engineering

Susan Eggers, a professor in the UW’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering and co-inventor of a revolutionary computer processing technology that changed commercial industry standards, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.


February 13, 2006

UW’s Eggers elected to National Academy of Engineering

Susan Eggers, a professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering and co-inventor of a revolutionary computer processing technology that changed commercial industry standards, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.


February 9, 2006

Beware spyware; it’s still a threat on the Net

Spyware is alive and well on the Internet.


February 2, 2006

Spyware poses a significant threat on the Net, according to new study

Spyware is alive and well on the Internet.


January 12, 2006

Malaria drug may help prevent breast cancer, study shows

A derivative of the sweet wormwood plant used since ancient times to fight malaria and shown to precisely target and kill cancer cells may someday aid in stopping breast cancer before it gets a toehold.


Symmetry and skill: Dancing quality matches mate quality, study shows

Polyester aside, the disco dancers of the ’70s may have been on to something.


December 21, 2005

New study scientifically links dancing to attraction, genetic advantage

Polyester aside, the disco dancers of the ’70s may have been on to something.


December 19, 2005

Ancient Chinese remedy shows potential in preventing breast cancer

A derivative of the sweet wormwood plant used since ancient times to fight malaria and shown to precisely target and kill cancer cells may someday aid in stopping breast cancer before it gets a toehold.


December 1, 2005

Memorial service set for Jerre Noe

A memorial service has been set for Jerre D.


November 17, 2005

Helping promising technologies get real: UW bioengineering helps speed new technology from the lab to clinical practice

The UW’s Department of Bioengineering has received a $2.


November 10, 2005

UW bioengineering selected for national partnership to accelerate the transfer of promising technology from the lab to the real world

The University of Washington’s Department of Bioengineering has received a $2.


October 18, 2005

2005 Engineering Lecture Series delves into responding to disaster

The 2005 Engineering Lecture Series, Engineering the Unexpected, focuses on how University of Washington engineers are taking the lead in designing ways to respond when disaster strikes.


October 6, 2005

UW bioengineering tops in National Institutes of Health funding again

The UW has once again topped the nation in biomedical engineering research funding from the National Institutes of Health.


September 22, 2005

UW consortium selected to help explore nanotech/cancer frontier

A University of Washington-led consortium is one of four groups selected nationwide under a federal program to explore nanotechnology’s applications for treating cancer, the National Cancer Institute and National Science Foundation announced this week.


August 29, 2005

UW engineering creates university’s first deanship with $4 million gift

A $4 million donation from Frank and Julie Jungers will create an endowed deanship in the University of Washington’s College of Engineering.


July 15, 2005

Robotics experts from around the world will meet in Seattle next week

WHO: Some of the world’s top researchers in robotics and its applications.


July 7, 2005

UW receives $15 million Grand Challenges in Global Health grant as leader of Pacific Northwest consortium to develop pocket-size diagnostic device.

The University of Washington has been awarded a $15.


June 13, 2005

White House gives presidential early career award to four UW profs

Four University of Washington faculty members are among 58 of the nation’s most promising young scientists and engineers being recognized at the White House today as winners of this year’s Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering.


May 20, 2005

Computer scientist gets presidential award for mentoring

A University of Washington theoretical computer scientist whose work includes access technology for deaf and blind people has been named a recipient of this year’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.


April 18, 2005

Engineering Open House 2005 brings Puget Sound students, technology together

What: The 2005 Engineering Open House at the University of Washington



Who: Thousands of schoolchildren from around the region, their teachers, parents and UW engineering faculty and students


When: Friday, April 22, 9 a.


April 14, 2005

UW math ‘magician’ scores another win in international competition

If you ask about Professor Jim Morrow at the UW math department, people tend to use words like “amazing,” “astounding” and “wizard.


April 13, 2005

UW team takes top honors in international math contest fourth year straight

A team of three University of Washington undergraduates has taken top honors in an intensely competitive international math contest, putting the university in the winner’s bracket for the fourth year in a row.


April 7, 2005

Trauma Pod: A battlefield robo-medic

On the battlefield of the future, medical personnel won’t be on the front lines dodging bullets and shrapnel as they try to reach fallen soldiers to render aid.


March 16, 2005

UW alum first recipient of award for outstanding achievements in biomaterials

A University of Washington alumnus who invented more than 30 biomedical devices, including a shunt that made kidney dialysis practical, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Northwest Pioneers of Biomaterials and Medical Devices Award.


March 1, 2005

Student researchers to present tactile maps of campus to blind students, staff

WHO:  University of Washington faculty and student researchers involved in the Tactile Graphics Project, a federally funded endeavor to automate the translation of complex data to tactile documents that users can read by touch.


February 10, 2005

Old remedy, new compound make strong medicine against cancer

Researchers at the UW have blended the past with the present in the fight against cancer, synthesizing a promising new compound from an ancient Chinese remedy that uses cancer cells’ rapacious appetite for iron to make them a target.


February 8, 2005

Researchers blend folk treatment, high tech for promising anti-cancer compound

Researchers at the University of Washington have blended the past with the present in the fight against cancer, synthesizing a promising new compound from an ancient Chinese remedy that uses cancer cells’ rapacious appetite for iron to make them a target.


January 13, 2005

Chemical engineering at 100: From bubble gum to Pringles, UW department’s alumni have made their mark

Just over a hundred years ago, when chemical engineering made its first appearance at the UW as the new discipline of “industrial chemistry,” students conducted their experiments under the watchful eye of rookie Assistant Professor Henry K.



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