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Accelerating innovation

ECE students from the startup AeroSpec are learning the business side of innovation by participating in the Jones + Foster Accelerator Program, which provides support for students who are serious about growing their ideas into companies.

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ECE professor Kai-Mei Fu and graduate student Srivatsa Chakravarthi featured in latest episode of Microsoft’s Quantum Impact series

Prof. Fu discusses teaching the next generation of quantum with Microsoft's Dr. Krysta Svore and offers advice to students who are interested in exploring quantum as a career path.

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GIX student team "SnapSort!" advances to finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup

ECE lecturer John Raiti's MSTI students created SnapSort!, an intelligent, real-time trash sorting assistant that uses computer vision and machine learning.

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Built in Washington: Chase Deitner

Chase Deitner balances ECE studies with winning medals for UW Rowing

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Student-led team "SENSOL Systems" places 3rd in Science & Technology Showcase

SENSOL is developing an ADA-compliant modular crosswalk addition that overlays the road, lighting up pedestrians as they move across it.

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Ph.D. students' podcast "Paper Boys" delivers

ECE's James Rosenthal and A&A's Charlie Kelly unpack attention-grabbing science headlines with levity in an engaging new weekly podcast series.

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For Prospective Students

UW ECE is proud to be home to a group of incredible students, coming together every day to solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Our graduates have gone on to work in high tech, aerospace and biotech industries. In addition, many of our graduates have continued their education, pursuing their master’s and Ph.D. degrees.


With over 50 faculty members, UW ECE delivers a wide breadth of research expertise and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Our faculty are some of the best minds in their fields, receiving numerous top awards including Department of Defense awards, NSF awards, Microsoft Research awards, NIH grants and Fulbright Scholarships.

We are housed at the number one most innovative public university in the world, and our research consistently exemplifies the University of Washington’s innovative spirit. Our work redefines what is possible and has been featured in numerous scientific and news publications, including Nature, Science, The New York Times, The Economist and Wired, among others.

We are proud to be the 19th best graduate school in the country and will continue to provide our students with the best education for whatever future profession they pursue.