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Harnessing noise in optical computing for AI

A multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research team led by UW ECE Professor Mo Li has found innovative ways of using noise inherent to integrated optoelectronics to enhance the creativity of artificial intelligence.

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UW researchers developing miniaturized imaging device to treat heart attack, stroke

An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Washington (UW), led by Arka Majumdar, was awarded $3.6 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a miniaturized imaging device to treat heart attack and stroke.

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James Rosenthal receives Yang Research Award

UW ECE congratulates recent graduate James Rosenthal, who was named as the 2021 Yang Research Award recipient for his work developing neurotechnology.

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The Integrator 2021 - Focus on Impact - now available!

Read this year's issue of The Integrator — UW ECE's flagship, annual magazine highlighting the Department's extraordinary faculty research, student achievements, alumni stories, special events and more!

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Professor Joshua R. Smith elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for his innovations in wireless power, communication, sensing and robotics

UW ECE and CSE Professor Joshua R. Smith was elected into the 2021 class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for his impactful creations in the fields of wireless power, communication, sensing and robotics.

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Researchers shrink camera to the size of a salt grain

Researchers at the University of Washington and Princeton University have created micro-sized cameras that produce the highest-quality images and widest field of view for full-color metasurface cameras to date, with great potential to spot problems in the human body and provide sensing capabilities for super-small robots.

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For Current Students

Advanced Robotics at UW Club's RoboMaster robot

Advanced Robotics at UW Club’s RoboMaster robot

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
  • Scholarships
  • Research
  • Events

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!

Scholarships

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

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.

Hours

Virtual Front Desk Zoom Hours

  • Monday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM