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Wireless communications expert Robert Heath leads this year’s Dean W. Lytle Lecture

As a part of the 2017 Lytle Lecture, University of Texas at Austin Professor Robert Heath will explore mmWave communication as an incubator for the rebirth of wireless communications.

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An MoU between IITH and the UW build a partnership on cyber physical systems, smart cities

A partnership between IITH and UW ECE offers immense opportunities to develop this research for future impact - from India to the United States, with thousands of cities in between.

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UW Team named finalist in $2.5M Amazon Alexa Prize

The team, made up of UW electrical engineers and computer science engineers, is one of three in the world to make it to the finals. Their challenge is to build a “socialbot” that can have intelligent conversations with Amazon's Alexa.

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UW researchers develop new app to screen for pancreatic cancer

A team of UW researchers, including Professor Shwetak Patel, have developed a new app that uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer and other diseases.

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Leading-edge research accelerates scalable clean energy innovations

UW EE Professor Daniel Kirschen is a research leader at UW's Clean Energy Testbeds. The lab spurs research that will reduce the time, energy and money needed to turn innovative discoveries into scalable clean energy products.

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UW EE-based team wins AI City Challenge

A team of graduate students and researchers, led by UW Electrical Engineering Professor Jenq-Neng Hwang, won the Track 2 challenge in the IEEE Smart World NVIDIA AI City Challenge.

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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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