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UW researchers developing miniaturized imaging device to treat heart attack, stroke

An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Washington (UW), led by Arka Majumdar, was awarded $3.6 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a miniaturized imaging device to treat heart attack and stroke.

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James Rosenthal receives Yang Research Award

UW ECE congratulates recent graduate James Rosenthal, who was named as the 2021 Yang Research Award recipient for his work developing neurotechnology.

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The Integrator 2021 - Focus on Impact - now available!

Read this year's issue of The Integrator — UW ECE's flagship, annual magazine highlighting the Department's extraordinary faculty research, student achievements, alumni stories, special events and more!

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Professor Joshua R. Smith elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for his innovations in wireless power, communication, sensing and robotics

UW ECE and CSE Professor Joshua R. Smith was elected into the 2021 class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for his impactful creations in the fields of wireless power, communication, sensing and robotics.

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What causes a research paper to be highly cited?

What causes a research publication to become highly cited and stand the test of time? We asked UW ECE faculty to help shed some light on this intriguing question.

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Azadeh Yazdan receives $3.2M grant to investigate ways neurotechnology could induce targeted changes in the brain, leading to better treatments for stroke

UW ECE professor Azadeh Yazdan has received an NIH grant to experiment with using optogenetic stimulation, a cutting-edge neurotechnology, to induce targeted changes in the brain.

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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.
  • ENGINE
    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:

Mahnaz Sherzoi
Director, Advancement
mahnaz@uw.edu
206-685-1927

Zoë Bartholomew
Assistant Director, Advancement
Electrical and Computer Engineering
zfinnb@uw.edu
206.221.5072

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.