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Device restores hand function for some with spinal injury

UW ECE Professor Chet Moritz is leading groundbreaking research enabling some people with paralysis to regain hand strength and function via electrical stimulation to the spine.

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Alvin Wang Graylin from HTC to speak at UW ECE Graduation

We are proud to welcome UW ECE alumnus Alvin Wang Graylin (BSEE ‘93) as honored guest speaker for the 2024 UW ECE Graduation Ceremony. Graylin is the Global VP of Corporate Development for HTC and co-author of a new, visionary book,“Our Next Reality: How the AI-powered Metaverse Will Reshape the World.”

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Walking, running, and jumping — a new approach to these surprising challenges for robots

UW ECE Associate Professor Sam Burden is part of a multi-institutional research team that examined why legged locomotion is challenging for robots as compared to humans and other animals. The team published their findings in Science Robotics.

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UPWARDS for the Future

The University of Washington is at the forefront of an international effort to innovate the semiconductor industry while building a skilled U.S.-based workforce to design and manufacture chip technology. UW ECE and Physics Professor Mo Li is leading the UW's contribution to this effort.

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A call for AI data transparency

UW ECE alumnus and Affiliate Professor Jai Jaisimha (Ph.D. ‘96) has co-founded a new nonprofit organization, the Transparency, which is advocating for transparency and regulation of the data used to train artificial intelligence.

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Leading the charge to enhance power transfer

UW ECE Assistant Professor Jungwon Choi is developing more efficient power circuits to enhance the electric vehicle charging experience.

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Ensure the Future for Electrical & Computer Engineers

By giving to the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer 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 ECE 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 ECE family — individuals, foundations, associations and corporations. Ideas start here. Making them happen starts with you.


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 ECE’s priority areas. To contribute to any of the following UW ECE department funds, please visit the UW Foundation Web site.

  • Excellence in Electrical & Computer Engineering Fund
    Gifts to this fund support UW ECE 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 & Computer Engineering Scholarship Fund
    Support UW ECE undergraduate students who exhibit outstanding academic achievements and research initiatives.
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Fellowship Fund
    Support UW ECE graduate students who exhibit outstanding academic achievements and research initiatives.
    The UW ECE’s ENGineering INnovation and Entrepreneurship (ENGINE) capstone 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 the UW College of Engineering.

Learn more about how you can make an impact.

Support Spotlights

Here are examples of how UW ECE alums are giving back by supporting students and research efforts, making UW ECE 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 ECE 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 & computer engineering students.