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…

May 15, 2018

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

By Sarah McQuate, UW News Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks. These robots soar by fluttering tiny wings because they are too small to use propellers, like those seen on their larger drone cousins. Small size is advantageous: These robots are…

May 14, 2018

Capstone Fair 2018

Join us Friday, June 1, for our annual Capstone Fair! UW EE capstones are the culmination of a student’s electrical engineering education. At the end of the academic year, students present their projects to peers, industry professionals and faculty.

May 10, 2018

Eve Riskin honored by ECEDHA with Diversity Award

Eve Riskin, professor of electrical engineering and associate dean of diversity and access in the College of Engineering, has been a tireless — and effective — champion of diversity and inclusion at the University of Washington. In recognition of her efforts, Riskin was honored with the 2017 Diversity Award by the Electrical and Computer Engineering…

April 20, 2018

Researchers achieve HD video streaming at 10,000 times lower power

By Sarah McQuate, UW News Wearable cameras such as Snap Spectacles promise to share videos of live concerts or surgeries instantaneously with the world. But because these cameras must use smaller batteries to stay lightweight and functional, these devices can’t perform high-definition video streaming. Now, engineers at the University of Washington have developed a new…

March 15, 2018

With new ‘shuffling’ trick, researchers can measure gene activity in single cells

By James Urton, UW News For biologists, a single cell is a world of its own: It can form a harmonious part of a tissue, or go rogue and take on a diseased state, like cancer. But biologists have long struggled to identify and track the many different types of cells hiding within tissues. Researchers…

February 21, 2018

Using a laser to wirelessly charge a smartphone safely across a room

By James Urton, UW News Although mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones let us communicate, work and access information wirelessly, their batteries must still be charged by plugging them in to an outlet. But engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time developed a method to safely charge a smartphone wirelessly…

February 15, 2018

Assistant Professor Arka Majumdar awarded Sloan Fellowship for early-career research

By Jackson Holtz, UW News Arka Majumdar, assistant professor of electrical engineering and of physics, has been awarded an early-career fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Open to scholars in eight scientific and technical fields — chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences and physics — the fellowships honor those early-career…

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