UW News


December 7, 2011

Decoding unselfishness- the double-helix of enthusiasm

In foreground, from left, are advisers Rob Egbert, Justin Siegel and Ingrid Swanson Pultz, who mentored the iGEM team. In the back are team members Mathew Harger, Sydney Gordon and Liz Stanley.

Over the past four years grad students Ingrid Swanson Pultz, Justin Siegel and Rob Egbert have worked hundreds of hours with more than 50 students who competed in November to win the championship in iGEM, sometimes sacrificing their own work to help the team.


September 20, 2011

Visionary innovator wins MacArthur ‘genius’ award

Shwetak Patel

Shwetak Patel, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering and electrical engineering who explores how people and computers interact, has been named one of this years MacArthur Fellows.