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    Designing safer terrain parks

    PhD student Jeff Campbell talks about his research with Prof. Randy Ching in the Applied Biomechanics Lab to measure the forces experienced on a jump. Watch »
Designing safer terrain parks
FSAE Team Takes 1st Place! And 2nd!
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program
Breakthrough in DNA Research

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UW Mechanical engineers push the boundaries of what is physically possible to produce safer, cheaper, and more efficient mechanical systems. Our research touches all disciplines of science and engineering.
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ME alum Sally Jewell with President Obama

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Our expertise in such diverse areas as energy, manufacturing processes,robotics, nanotechnology and medical devices, leads to revolutionary innovations that help address key societal challenges and improve our lives.
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The problems with cryonics
BBC Science quoted ME prof and cryobiologist Dayong Gao on the problems with restoration of a human body from a frozen state. Gao was recently named an Asian-American Engineer of the Year.
Join the Formula SAE champs
The FSAE West Champs are accepting applications for student members: Apply now.
In a tribute to "scholar-citizens," the UW Graduate School awarded ME PhD candidate Chris Bassett with a Graduate School Medal. Read the glowing praise from ME Chair Per Reinhall and Bassett's advisers.
Jae-Hyun Chung has created a device to extract human DNA from fluid samples more simply, efficiently and environmentally friendly than conventional methods.