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‘The best chance for the biggest impact’: Shwetak Patel inducted into SIGCHI Academy for advancing health, sustainability and interaction research

UW ECE and Allen School Professor Shwetak Patel was recently inducted into the SIGCHI Academy for his contributions in health, sustainability and interaction research. Patel explores how technology can be incorporated with medicine that utilizes sustainable resources.

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Device restores hand function for some with spinal injury

UW ECE Professor Chet Moritz is leading groundbreaking research enabling some people with paralysis to regain hand strength and function via electrical stimulation to the spine.

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Alvin Wang Graylin from HTC to speak at UW ECE Graduation

We are proud to welcome UW ECE alumnus Alvin Wang Graylin (BSEE ‘93) as honored guest speaker for the 2024 UW ECE Graduation Ceremony. Graylin is the Global VP of Corporate Development for HTC and co-author of a new, visionary book,“Our Next Reality: How the AI-powered Metaverse Will Reshape the World.”

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Walking, running, and jumping — a new approach to these surprising challenges for robots

UW ECE Associate Professor Sam Burden is part of a multi-institutional research team that examined why legged locomotion is challenging for robots as compared to humans and other animals. The team published their findings in Science Robotics.

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UPWARDS for the Future

The University of Washington is at the forefront of an international effort to innovate the semiconductor industry while building a skilled U.S.-based workforce to design and manufacture chip technology. UW ECE and Physics Professor Mo Li is leading the UW's contribution to this effort.

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A call for AI data transparency

UW ECE alumnus and Affiliate Professor Jai Jaisimha (Ph.D. ‘96) has co-founded a new nonprofit organization, the Transparency Coalition.ai, which is advocating for transparency and regulation of the data used to train artificial intelligence.

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For Current Students

Students – 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 just a few available 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!

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Advanced Robotics at UW Club's RoboMaster robot

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