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UW ECE Professor Bruce Darling discusses mobility and transportation engineering

As lead faculty adviser for the UW Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) team, Darling oversees a group of students competing in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, a rigorous four-year-long endeavor.

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UW ECE spinout WiBotic wins European seals of approval for its wireless robot charging systems

WiBotic has developed battery charging systems that can power autonomous drones and robots on either land or sea wirelessly, without human intervention. Two of the wireless charging systems have won safety approvals in Europe, marking a major milestone for the company.

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UW startup Sensol Systems is redefining the crosswalk industry

With the help of UW ECE undergrads Milo Martin and Yuhang Li, Sensol Systems is developing a modular crosswalk that illuminates a pedestrian’s exact location from below to increase visibility and save lives.

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Looking ahead to give back

Booga Gilbertson (BSEE ‘85) is realizing her goal of supporting UW ECE undergraduate students by establishing the “You Rock” Endowed Scholarship in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

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Using smartphone technology to build an inclusive and more equitable society in Myanmar

Pwint Htun (BSEE ‘97) is leveraging digital technology and using problem-solving skills she gained at UW ECE to assist the rural population in her native country.

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A Distributed Remote FPGA lab at UW ECE

How might we apply remote learning beyond the pandemic? UW ECE assistant teaching professor Rania Hussein collaborated with four universities to set up FPGA circuit boards on campus so that students could remotely access and utilize real hardware located at all participating universities.

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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