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Eden Rivers to present at national undergraduate research symposium

September 22, 2016

Eden Rivers in the Clean Energy Institute lab Eden Rivers, a junior in MSE, has been invited to present her UW summer research project at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium in Arlington, VA in October 2016. Rivers was nominated for poster titled, "Structure and Properties of Novel Ceramic Membranes for Flow Batteries." Read more about Eden's research with the Clean Energy Bridge to Research »


Three MSE students win NSF awards

April 6, 2016

UW MSE student Jon Ell and grad students William Hwang and Robert Masse Congratulations to MSE Senior Jon Ell and MSE graduate students William Hwang and Robert Masse on each winning Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The GRFP Fellows receive a 3-year annual stipend and a cost-of-education allowance, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose. NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. More »


Shawn Swanson, EpiForAll team develop prototype affordable epinephrine delivery device

March 3, 2016

EpiForAll team, including Shawn Swanson MSE master’s degree candidate Shawn Swanson (shown, right) and his team EpiForAll received a $1000 runner-up prize in the 2016 UW Health Innovation Challenge. The team's goal was to provide easy-to-use epinephrine auto-injectors to treat anaphylaxis in economically impoverished countries. Swanson performed impact testing to better understand how to design the device, mechanical testing, and initial prototype testing, as well as extensive literature searching. In the process, the team has developed connections with PATH, and plan to meet with them soon to organize charitable distribution of their device. The device has received a provisional patent. More »