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The programmability of biology

Engineering a toolbox of synthetic biological parts to create new living systems

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ECE alumnus wins prestigious NSF CAREER award

Yury Dvorkin won for his important research in customer-end distributed energy resources (DER)

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Fast Company magazine discusses ECE professor Mari Ostendorf's expertise

Her leading research in speech and language technology aids in article about natural language processing

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Long-range backscatter earns ACM IMWUT Distinguished Paper Award

UW Engineers' "outstanding research contributions" wins them recognition at Ubicomp 2018.

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Researchers develop 3-D printed objects that can track and store how they are used

A team of engineers at the University of Washington have developed 3-D printed devices that can track and store their own use — without using batteries or electronics.

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The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

Doctoral student Vikram Iyer and co-authors have developed an insect-sized robot that can fly without need of a tether providing power.

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Entrepreneurial Engineering Capstone Course

Developed in 2015, the Entrepreneurial Capstone enables students to work in teams on industry sponsored projects. The first entrepreneurial system design course of its kind in the department, the option is designed to develop students’ skills in innovation, systems engineering and project management. The program offers select companies an opportunity to benefit from the vibrant innovation culture at UW ECE.