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Thursday, October 5, 2017
NBC News interviews HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon, the first Latina full professor in the College of Engineering, on her experience in the field and becoming a role model and mentor to younger Latinas.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/latina-engineers-push-against-impostor-syndrome-low-numbers-tech-world-n806976?utm_source=UW+News+Subscribers&utm_campaign=be574d9712-UW_Today_Thursday_October_5_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0707cbc3f9-be574d9712-30
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
HCDE mourns the loss of dedicated alumnus and affiliate faculty member Mike Sinkula. Mike graduated with his Master's in HCDE in 2014 and has been an instructor of HCDE's user-centered web design course ever since. He passed away in his home on Friday, September 27, 2017.
Remembering Mike Sinkula
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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Shift Labs, the medical device company started by HCDE Professor Beth Kolko, has received the Global Health Innovator Award at the 2017 MedTech Conference for their work developing DripAssist, a low-cost, intuitively-designed portable infusion rate monitor.
Kolko Receives Global Health Award
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
HCDE Senior Lecturer Andrew Davidson is on a team of multidisciplinary University of Washington faculty members selected to receive a College of Engineering award to fund work on Arduino project-based learning in early engineering education.
Davidson on CoE Strategic Initiative
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Monday, September 18, 2017
HCDE is pleased to announce that Dr. Nadya Peek will join the department’s faculty as an assistant professor, beginning February 2018. Peek will bring a wealth of knowledge in machines and digital fabrication to HCDE’s interdisciplinary faculty.
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Monday, September 11, 2017
HCDE's Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT) is hosting a two-day workshop on reflection in engineering education, bringing over 60 leaders in this emerging community together on the UW campus on September 14-15, 2017.
Reflection in Engineering Workshop
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
HCDE senior Caleb Park is currently taking a gap year from the UW to explore opportunities abroad. In August 2017, he was invited to give a presentation about HCDE to South Korea's International Forum for the Educational Revolution (IFER). Next, Park will travel to China to work at the Tsinghua University as an HCI research assistant.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
HCDE major Tsewone Melaku is aligning her interests in engineering with her passion to make STEM education accessible to underrepresented high school students.
Making STEM Education Accessible
https://www.engr.washington.edu/news/tsewone-melaku
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Friday, August 11, 2017
The University of Washington's Whole U catches up with HCDE Associate Professor Julie Kientz for a Faculty Friday spotlight. By limiting technology's user burdens, Kientz crafts diverse applications to benefit population health as director of HCDE's Computing for Healthy Living and Learning Lab.
Faculty Friday: Julie Kientz
https://www.washington.edu/wholeu/2017/08/11/faculty-friday-julie-kientz/
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Sunday, August 6, 2017
HCDE PhD student Kiley Sobel reports on her experience attending the Interaction Design & Children (IDC) conference at Stanford University in June 2017.
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Fast Company Co.Design features HCDE Assistant Professor Daniela Rosner and her values of incorporating maintenance and repair as part of the product design process.
https://www.fastcodesign.com/90134754/designers-are-forgetting-one-major-element-of-the-design-process
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
HCDE Professor Cynthia J. Atman will receive the 2017 Alfred N. Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communication from the IEEE Professional Communication Society.
Atman Receives Communication Award
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Monday, July 10, 2017
HCDE senior Runyuan (Jason) Chen shares his experience presenting “An Exploration of Self-Transcendence In Solo Travel,” with teammates Aaron Joya, Leena Choi, and ShinYoung (Lucia) Choi, for the Student Research Competition at the 2017 CHI Conference.
Student Research at CHI
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Sunday, July 9, 2017
HCDE PhD student Lucas Colusso shares his experience attending, presenting at, and volunteering for the annual Conference on Designing Interactive Systems in Edinburgh, UK.
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
HCDE PhD Candidate John R. Porter is the recipient of a Microsoft Dissertation Grant to support his research on making gaming more accessible to people with motor disabilities.
Porter Receives Microsoft Grant
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
In June 2017, a team of HCDE students were flown to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to present their innovative concept for a virtual reality analysis tool designed to support the Mars 2020 rover mission.
Students Visit NASA JPL
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
HCDE is pleased to announce that Dr. Leah Findlater is joining the department as an assistant professor, bringing her expertise in the area of accessibility for mobile and wearable technologies to our interdisciplinary faculty.
Welcoming Leah Findlater
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
HCDE welcomed students, future students, alumni, Corporate Affiliates Program members, and friends for our annual Open House on June 1, 2017. View the recipients of HCDE's annual Capstone awards and photos from the event, here.
HCDE 2017 Open House
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
In the HCDE capstone course, graduating students put into practice all they have gained throughout their coursework and apply it to an identified problem - either proposed by an industry affiliate or discovered by the students themselves. HCDE presents the 2017 undergraduate capstone projects here.
Undergraduate Capstone Projects
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering held its 2017 Graduation & Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 9 in the Husky Union Building. Find a list of graduates from the year and view the 2017 Awards of Excellence recipients.
2017 Graduation
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Friday, June 9, 2017
Jerrod Larson's 2017 Commencement Address for the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering featured a choose-your-own adventure style ending.
2017 HCDE Graduation Address
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The College of Engineering profiles HCDE senior Tuyen Truong, one of three students from STARS’ first cohort who is graduating this year. Launched in 2013, the STARS academic redshirt program is designed to increase the number of students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who graduate with UW engineering degrees by providing them with extra academic support, community, mentoring and funding.
https://www.engr.washington.edu/news/stars_2017
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Saturday, May 27, 2017
HCDE graduate student Jihoon Suh shares his experience attending 2017 Google IO conference, which happened at Mountainview, CA.
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Friday, May 26, 2017
HCDE Professor Mark Haselkorn, PhD candidate Robin E. Mays, and PhD alumna Professor Rebecca Walton are awarded the Frank R. Smith award for outstanding journal article at the 2017 Society for Technical Communication’s annual awards event.
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Friday, May 19, 2017
HCDE PhD student Kai Lukoff shares his experience presenting his work at the 2017 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems held in Denver, Colorado.
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