July 12, 2018

Robotics team heads to China to participate in challenge

Electrical engineering students participating in the UW Advanced Robotics team are heading to Shenzen, China later this month to take part in RoboMaster 2018, the world’s leading robotics competition. Designed to “pit university students against each other in the ultimate battle of engineering,” according to the RoboMaster site, the international challenge is hosting 185 colleges,…


July 9, 2018

Two electrical engineers selected to attend prestigious conference for women

Yaunyaun Shi and Pan Li, graduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering, have been selected to attend the 2018 Rising Stars in EECS workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in October. The conference brings together more than 60 top female graduates in the fields of electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science, for…


July 3, 2018

Hwang’s team beats out the competition in AI challenges

Every day, people are using artificial intelligence (AI) in a variety of capacities to make lives easier, safer and more advanced—including in transportation. A team of UW graduate and undergraduate students and researchers has been recognized for its significant research in making transportation systems smarter and safer. The group, led by Electrical Engineering Professor Jenq-Neng…


June 27, 2018

Electrical Engineering student selected to attend Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany

Edward Wang, a doctoral student in electrical engineering at the University of Washington, has been selected to attend the 2018 Heidelberg Laureate Forum. The forum brings together laureates of prestigious awards in mathematics and computer science, and 200 carefully chosen young researchers from around the world, for a week of scientific inspiration, social networking and…


June 13, 2018

Alcantara honored with UW Excellence in Teaching Award

A good teacher understands the needs and challenges of his or her students and gives them the tools to succeed. Electrical engineering Ph.D. student Eldridge Alcantara exemplifies this each day when he works with undergraduate students. His organization, innovation and creativity in teaching has not gone unnoticed. Alcantara has been honored with the University of…


UW Engineering STARS program flourishing

The Washington State Academic RedShirt (STARS) program, a two year program that helps engineering and computer science students from low-income backgrounds and underserved high schools transition into college-level engineering courses, has already seen success. Since beginning five years ago, the program, as reported by The Seattle Times, is showing strong results. Eve Riskin, electrical engineering…


June 7, 2018

2018 Electrical Engineering Graduation Ceremony

The Department of Electrical Engineering celebrated its graduating seniors Wednesday, June 6, in the Hec Edmundson Pavilion. There were 22 students receiving a doctorate, 86 receiving their master’s in science degree and 195receiving a bachelor’s in science degree. Jeremy Jaech, the chair of the UW Board of Regents for 2017-18 gave remarks at the ceremony…


June 6, 2018

2018 UW Electrical Engineering Capstone Fair

Students in UW’s Department of Electrical Engineering had a chance to showcase their innovation, systems engineering and project management talents at this year’s Electrical Engineering Capstone Fair on June 1, in the Husky Union Building. UW EE capstones are the culmination of a student’s electrical engineering education. More than 35 projects were presented, addressing issues…


June 4, 2018

Professor Emerita Irene Peden receives Diamond Award

At the start of her engineering career in 1962, Irene Peden had already broken barriers as the first woman to graduate with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Irene joined the UW College of Engineering as its first female faculty member at a time when female engineering academics were rare. She became one…


Electrical Engineering recognizes invaluable members of department

The Department of Electrical Engineering recently honored staff, faculty and students whose outstanding contributions helped strengthen the success of the department. The Outstanding Faculty Award was presented to Matt Reynolds for his devoted commitment to students and the department. Reynolds, associate chair for research and entrepreneurship, was chosen for his creative approaches to teaching and…



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