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UW team achieves a factor of 10 performance improvement for BCI Recording Systems

UW researchers present a system that addresses BCI challenges, increasing channel recording density by ten times current state-of-the-art systems.

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Professor Bruce Darling receives COE Faculty Award in Teaching

The College of Engineering award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding contributions to engineering education.

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UW researchers develop world's first battery-free phone

The breakthrough technology harvests the few microwatts of power it requires from either ambient radio signals or light to energize the device.

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Researchers deliver first targeted treatment for movement disorder

Professor Howard Chizeck and researchers from electrical engineering, CSNE and UW Medicine develop a system to relieve symptoms of essential tremors with a smaller cost on battery life.

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Two Alums celebrated at COE’s 2017 Diamond Awards

Dr. CJ Hwang (Ph.D. '66) received the Diamond Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Dr. Jean Wang (Ph.D. '07) received the Diamond Award for Early Career Achievement.

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2017 UW EE Capstone Fair

Over 30 projects were presented at the 2017 UW EE Capstone Fair, addressing issues on health, the environment, power and energy and technology.

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Give to UW EE

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Ensure the Future for Electrical Engineers

By giving to the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering, you are making ideas become a reality. The circuit blueprints in our labs become the drones delivering medicines around the globe to those who need it most. The medical problem we identify becomes the robot delivering accurate, safe surgeries. We owe it to future generations of students to position UW EE as not only a world-class education, but as an institution where dreaming has a powerful place. We owe it to the world to provide exceptional, creative students to address some of its most complex challenges. In order to do this, we rely on the support from our UW EE family — individuals, foundations, associations and corporations. Ideas start here. Making them happen starts with you.

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Giving Priorities

Thank you for giving. To support what you are most passionate about, a number of giving opportunities are available. Depending on your giving objectives, new scholarships and professorships may be established. With more than 50 established funds to choose from, below are a few highlights that support UW EE’s priority areas. To contribute to any of the following UW EE department funds, please visit the UW Foundation Web site.

  • Excellence in Electrical Engineering Fund
    Gifts to this fund support UW EE initiatives including upgrading and maintaining top teaching and research labs, providing awards to recognize outstanding student achievements and advancing other department activities. This is unrestricted support that will be put to use where the need is greatest.
  • Electrical Engineering Scholarship Fund
    Support UW EE undergraduate students who exhibit outstanding academic achievements and research initiatives.
  • Electrical Engineering Fellowship Fund
    Support UW EE graduate students who exhibit outstanding academic achievements and research initiatives.
  • Entrepreneurial Capstone Course
    This new program is an opportunity for our students to understand the entire engineering product development cycle and gain valuable project management experience. Students partner with industry professionals to build a functional product prototype.  More about the course »

More Giving Opportunities

Named opportunities beginning at $25,000 and estate planning are available. For more information about how you can support at this level, please contact:

Mahnaz Sherzoi
Director, Advancement
mahnaz@uw.edu
206-685-1927

Kelly Williams
Assistant Director
kvw9880@uw.edu
206-221-5072

Jessie Muhm
Associate Director
jmuhm@uw.edu
206-685-7748

Learn more about how you can make an impact.

Support Spotlights

Below are a few examples of how UW EE alums are giving back by supporting students and research efforts, making UW EE a place of excellence.

Professorships Established by Alums Dr. Cherng Jia and Elizabeth Yun Hwang
Alums Dr. Cherng Jia (CJ) Hwang (EE Ph.D. ’66) and his wife, Elizabeth Yun Hwang (MLIS ’65), established the largest professorships in the history of the UW EE Department. Inspired by their daughter, who is a quadriplegic, their visionary gift will fund the work of two professors to develop rehabilitative technologies for spinal cord injuries.

Endowed Scholarship Established by Alum Tom Doyle
In gratitude for scholarship assistance that he received while pursuing his bachelor’s degree, alum Tom Doyle (BSEE ’64) established an endowed scholarship for electrical engineering students.

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