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UW ECE Launches New BSECE Degree Program

UW ECE honors and celebrates the retirements of four outstanding faculty members

We congratulate and offer our deepest gratitude to UW ECE Professors Howard Chizeck, Bruce Darling, Yasuo Kuga and Ming-Ting Sun, recent retirees who have left an impactful legacy of service.

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Diane Jurgens from The Walt Disney Company to speak at UW ECE Graduation

UW ECE alumna Diane Jurgens (BSEE ‘85, MSEE ‘86) will speak at this year's graduation ceremony. She has over three decades of experience as an international business and technology leader and is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the Walt Disney Company.

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UW research team uses sound waves to move ‘excitons’ further than ever before, leading toward faster and more energy efficient electronics and optical devices

A team led by UW ECE Professor Mo Li has developed a way of using sound waves to move subatomic quasiparticles known as ‘excitons’ further than ever before — leading to a faster, more energy-efficient computing circuit.

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Chaya family establishes new, need-based scholarship for outstanding UW ECE undergraduates

The Chaya Family Endowed Scholarship, recently established by UW ECE graduate Boon Chaya (BSEE ‘78) and his wife, Chieko, will recognize and support UW ECE undergraduates from low-income and underprivileged backgrounds.

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UW ECE launches new undergraduate degree program to reflect cutting-edge research and provide greater flexibility for students

This fall, UW ECE will begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSECE). The new degree program provides students with increased flexibility and is highly adaptable to advances in technology.

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Microgrids for Education and Energy Sovereignty

After founding Northwest Indian College’s first engineering program, Stephanie Bostwick aims to bring clean energy to her classroom — and to the Lummi Nation.

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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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