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UW ECE labs host undergraduate students studying neurotechnology, providing a hands-on research experience

This summer, UW ECE labs are hosting five outstanding undergraduate students from across the country who are learning about neurotechnology through immersive research experiences, courses and workshops.

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Q&A: New children’s book shows how natural world inspired inventor to create medieval robots

UW ECE master's student Qishi Zhou is co-author of “Robots and Other Amazing Gadgets Invented 800 Years Ago," a children's book about Ismail Al-Jazari, the "father of robotics."

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Daniel Kirschen named editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Energy Markets, Policy and Regulation

Daniel Kirschen is an IEEE Fellow and the Donald W. and Ruth Mary Close Endowed Professor in Electrical Engineering at UW ECE. He is known internationally for his power and energy system research.

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Next-generation data centers within reach thanks to new energy-efficient switches

UW ECE Associate Professor Arka Majumdar (left) and UW ECE fourth-year doctoral student Zhuoran (Roger) Fang (right) are leading a multi-institutional research team that has developed energy-efficient switches for the next generation of data centers.

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Professor Denise Wilson's new book and course on sexual harassment in engineering seek to disrupt culture of silence

UW ECE Professor Denise Wilson is co-author of “Sex, Gender, and Engineering: Harassment at Work and in School.” Wilson will teach a course to go along with the book next spring.

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Azadeh Yazdan awarded AHA funding for innovative stroke treatment

UW ECE Assistant Professor Azadeh Yazdan has earned the American Heart Association (AHA) Career Development Award with a promising approach to drive brain repair and recovery following a stroke.

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For Current Students

Advanced Robotics at UW Club's RoboMaster robot

Advanced Robotics at UW Club’s RoboMaster robot (photo: Ryan Hoover)

This is your home!

Whether you’re spending a late night in the lab or reading a textbook on the Paul G. Allen Center lawn, this is your home. At UW ECE, you have an so many opportunities. And, although they center around a top engineering education, these opportunities also encompass several other engagements, including clubs, research, events, scholarships and more!

Clubs

We have several engineering clubs on campus, including:

View more student organization opportunities on our Clubs page.

Summer Programs

Attention undergrads! Are you curious about coding? Riveted by robots? Mad about making? Interested in exploring a future college major or career in technology? The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is proud to announce the four-week Tech Exploration Summer Program. Join GIX in-person in Bellevue or remote online and go in-depth to learn about robotics, the internet of things, design + fabrication, or data science. GIX’s team of UW faculty, grad students, and staff will ensure you have a fun and productive time with a mix of interactive labs, hands-on learning, professional development, and more. Learn about real tech projects happening at Seattle companies like Microsoft, T-Mobile, Fetch Robotics, Kinova, Vulcan, Inc., and more! Visit the website to learn more about the tracks, get registration details, and sign up!

Research

Because our faculty research spans across disciplines, UW ECE is a top department to gain valuable research experience. From large robotics to microscopic semiconductors, there is always something to invent and build. Please view our research pages to search for the best research fit for you.

Events

There’s always a spark at UW ECE, and we love to celebrate it. Please view our upcoming events on our Events Calendar. You can also view what the whole UW is up to on the campus calendar.

Scholarships

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department has several types of scholarships available to all undergraduate and graduate students. Below are current resources and links:

Doing research? Don’t forget to apply to share your work at UW’s Undergraduate Research SymposiumApply to present by Feb. 11!

UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIPS

Renewable Energy Scholarships

Open to undergraduate or graduate students studying renewable energy (in any sense, including economics, law, public policy, energy storage, demand response, grid-interactive efficient buildings and load flexibility, advanced grid modernization, greening of the grid, etc.)

Submit application materials by February 15

Spence Transfer Scholarship

$1,000 to UW Seattle students who recently transferred from a WA state community college. It is open to Washington residents, including those with permanent residency status and undocumented students who completed a WASFA.

Apply online by February 16

Gilman Scholarship for study abroad

Up to $5,000 for undergraduate study abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be receiving a Pell grant through the Office of Student Financial Aid either at the time they apply or at the time they go abroad to be eligible. Study abroad programs must START between May 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023. UW information sessions: Wednesday, February 9, 10:30-11:30am, PST and Tuesday, February 15, 12:30-1:30pm PST.

Apply online by March 1

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship for researchers

For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers up to $20,000/year renewable scholarships, paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.

Apply online by March 17

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

Paid Summer Undergraduate Internship, Pew Research Center
The Pew Research Center summer undergraduate internship is a paid opportunity available to undergraduate students with an interest in public opinion, survey research, data science, data journalism, digital publication, or nonprofit administration during the summer of 2022.

Apply by February 11

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

For first and second year students with little or no travel experience outside North America. FREE 3-4 week academic summer programs in the UK. Choose to live and study in Wales, Glasgow, London or Bristol, each with a different thematic focus.

Apply online by February 21

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