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New NSF-funded initiative tackles urban challenges, supports smart cities

UW researchers introduce MOHERE to build a multi-disciplinary research community consisting of experts in social, behavior, economic, and learning sciences, design, built environments, computer science and engineering in partnership with local communities.

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Students access new technology through UW engineering, Sonos partnership

Engineering students gathered to receive exclusive access to the Sonos API and smart speakers. These students are the first to receive this level of professional developer access. Three teams were recognized with the best projects.

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The 2017 Research Review Day

UW EE hosted its first annual Research Review Day. Industry partners joined University of Washington faculty and students to discuss top research in the field of electrical engineering.

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Undergraduate student Vijay Singh selected as IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholar

This prestigious award is awarded to the highest-achieving electrical engineering students, with a focus in the power and energy sector, across the U.S.

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Dr. Joshua Smith becomes Milton and Delia Zeutschel Professor for Entrepreneurial Excellence

The new professorship was established through a generous gift from UW EE alum Milton Zeutschel (BSEE '60) and his wife Delia Zeutschel (BA '58) to recruit and retain entrepreneurially-driven faculty.

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UW launches Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

The Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems (NanoEs) will pursue impactful advancements in a variety of disciplines — including energy, materials science, computation and medicine. It is housed in a new, multimillion-dollar facility on the UW’s Seattle campus and led by UW EE Professor Karl Böhringer.

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Give to UW ECE

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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.

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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 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.
  • 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 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.