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June Lukuyu — pushing engineering boundaries to improve energy systems in underserved communities

UW ECE Assistant Professor June Lukuyu blends technological innovation and social development to engineer sustainable, inclusive, and integrated energy systems and technologies for people in underserved communities around the world.

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Congratulations to the 2024 UW ECE Awards recipients!

The UW ECE Awards recognize exceptional teaching, research, and entrepreneurship efforts in the Department as well as outstanding mentorship, student impact, and collaborative work.

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Amy Orsborn receives NSF CAREER award to study how the brain responds to using neural interfaces

UW ECE and BioE Assistant Professor Amy Orsborn was recently named a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, one of the most prestigious awards in the nation for early-career faculty.

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‘The best chance for the biggest impact’: Shwetak Patel inducted into SIGCHI Academy for advancing health, sustainability and interaction research

UW ECE and Allen School Professor Shwetak Patel was recently inducted into the SIGCHI Academy for his contributions in health, sustainability and interaction research. Patel explores how technology can be incorporated with medicine that utilizes sustainable resources.

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Device restores hand function for some with spinal injury

UW ECE Professor Chet Moritz is leading groundbreaking research enabling some people with paralysis to regain hand strength and function via electrical stimulation to the spine.

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Alvin Wang Graylin from HTC to speak at UW ECE Graduation

We are proud to welcome UW ECE alumnus Alvin Wang Graylin (BSEE ‘93) as honored guest speaker for the 2024 UW ECE Graduation Ceremony. Graylin is the Global VP of Corporate Development for HTC and co-author of a new, visionary book,“Our Next Reality: How the AI-powered Metaverse Will Reshape the World.”

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Give to UW ECE

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Ensure the Future for Electrical & Computer Engineers

By giving to the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, you are making ideas become a reality. The circuit blueprints in our labs become the drones delivering medicines around the globe to those who need it most. The medical problem we identify becomes the robot delivering accurate, safe surgeries. We owe it to future generations of students to position UW ECE as not only a world-class education, but as an institution where dreaming has a powerful place. We owe it to the world to provide exceptional, creative students to address some of its most complex challenges. In order to do this, we rely on the support from our UW ECE family — individuals, foundations, associations and corporations. Ideas start here. Making them happen starts with you.

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Giving Priorities

Thank you for giving. To support what you are most passionate about, a number of giving opportunities are available. Depending on your giving objectives, new scholarships and professorships may be established. With more than 50 established funds to choose from, below are a few highlights that support UW ECE’s priority areas. To contribute to any of the following UW ECE department funds, please visit the UW Foundation Web site.

  • Excellence in Electrical & Computer Engineering Fund
    Gifts to this fund support UW ECE initiatives including upgrading and maintaining top teaching and research labs, providing awards to recognize outstanding student achievements and advancing other department activities. This is unrestricted support that will be put to use where the need is greatest.
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Scholarship Fund
    Support UW ECE undergraduate students who exhibit outstanding academic achievements and research initiatives.
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Fellowship Fund
    Support UW ECE graduate students who exhibit outstanding academic achievements and research initiatives.
  • ENGINE
    The UW ECE’s ENGineering INnovation and Entrepreneurship (ENGINE) capstone program is an opportunity for our students to understand the entire engineering product development cycle and gain valuable project management experience. Students partner with industry professionals to build a functional product prototype. More about the course »

More Giving Opportunities

Named opportunities beginning at $25,000 and estate planning are available. For more information about how you can support at this level, please contact the UW College of Engineering.

Learn more about how you can make an impact.

Support Spotlights

Here are examples of how UW ECE alums are giving back by supporting students and research efforts, making UW ECE a place of excellence.

Professorships Established by Alums Dr. Cherng Jia and Elizabeth Yun Hwang
Alums Dr. Cherng Jia (CJ) Hwang (EE Ph.D. ’66) and his wife, Elizabeth Yun Hwang (MLIS ’65), established the largest professorships in the history of the UW ECE Department. Inspired by their daughter, who is a quadriplegic, their visionary gift will fund the work of two professors to develop rehabilitative technologies for spinal cord injuries.

Endowed Scholarship Established by Alum Tom Doyle
In gratitude for scholarship assistance that he received while pursuing his bachelor’s degree, alum Tom Doyle (BSEE ’64) established an endowed scholarship for electrical & computer engineering students.