News & Events



November 8, 2010 

Beth Kolko Research Funded with a Grand Challenges Exploration Grant from the Gates Foundation

The University of Washington announced today that it has received a US$100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


November 1, 2010 

HCDE Professor Charlotte Lee Receives Google Research Award

Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Professor Charlotte Lee was selected to receive a Google Research Award in July 2010 for her proposal, "Investigating the Role of Online Calendar Use in the Cultivation and Maintenance of Relationships."


October 12, 2010 

National Study Identifies Opportunities for Improving Engineering Education

The Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE), directed by HCDE Professor Cindy Atman, recently released a report entitled Enabling Engineering Student Success. This report was recently highlighted by NSF.


September 15, 2010 

HCDE welcomes Cecilia Aragon

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon has joined its faculty.


January 10, 2010 

Charlotte Lee and Julie Kientz Awarded NSF Career Awards

HCDE Professors Charlotte Lee and Julie Kientz have each been awarded NSF Career Awards.


September 29, 2009 

A New Name for an Expanding Department

On January 1, 2009, the Department of Technical Communication (TC) rang in the new year with a new department name: Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE). The new name helps to highlight the expanding curriculum and research of a department that has been in the UW College of Engineering for over three decades.