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 16, 2010 

UW Ranked 23rd in the World in New College List

The Times of London says the University of Washington is the 23rd best university in the world and the fourth best American public college.


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.


September 13, 2010 

HCDE Professor Collaborates with Robotics Guru

Tandy Trower works with HCDE Professor Sarah Kriz and her students on assistive robotics.


September 1, 2010 

Kerrie Kephart Joins HCDE

Dr. Kerrie Kephart joined HCDE as the Director of its Engineering Communication Program in August 2010.


August 12, 2010 

HCDE and CSE Capstone Class Develops Ultrasound

As part of a capstone class, UW students and faculty from the Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) and Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) departments took on this challenge and worked together to develop a low-cost, easy-to-use portable ultrasound for midwives that will be tested in Uganda later this year.


July 21, 2010 

Speed Dating Matches Students with Mentors

The HCDE Diversity Board launched a diversity-focused mentorship program in November, 2009. The program matches volunteer alumni with undergraduate students looking for mentors in industry who can inform them about career paths, educational backgrounds, and fields.


July 21, 2010 

Kientz and Lee Win Prestigious NSF Career Awards

Congratulations to HCDE Assistant Professors Charlotte Lee and Julie Kientz, for each winning distinguished National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Awards! The four- to five-year grants provide funding to assist junior faculty members with their research activities.


July 21, 2010 

MakerBot Project

Deep in the heart of campus, something revolutionary is happening. Between strewn bits of wires, Arduino circuit-boards, and malformed strings of plastic, there lies an incredible machine. A machine capable of building itself: a machine we call "Frank."


July 21, 2010 

Cecilia Aragon Joins HCDE Faculty

Dr. Cecilia Aragon joins HCDE as the first faculty hire supported by the UW eScience Institute.


April 7, 2010 

HCDE Collaborates on Projects to Improve Electronic Medical Records

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) is collaborating on projects to Improve Electronic Medical Records.


January 15, 2010 

UW to Host NAE Grand Challenges Summit

Panel discussions with eminent engineers and a student design competition. Registration now open.


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.


October 1, 2009 

April Kedrowicz consults with the HCDE Engineering Communication Program

Dr. April Kedrowicz, University of Utah, consults with the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Engineering Communication Program.


September 30, 2009 

Chillin' with Julie Kientz

A background in computer science and an interest in the broader societal impact of Health and Education led Professor Julie Kientz to create the Computing for Healthy Living and Learning (CHiLL) Laboratory.


September 30, 2009 

Matt Shobe's Daring Adventure

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” These eloquent words by Hellen Keller have influenced the life of Matt Shobe, an MSTC alum and very successful entrepreneur.


September 29, 2009 

Charlotte Lee Gets Her Ducks in a Row

The Computer Supported Collaboration (CSC) Laboratory was launched this year to research the design of information systems shared by multiple groups of users.


September 29, 2009 

Ramey's Long Deserved R and R

After being chair of UWTC for 11 years, it would seem like Judy Ramey would prefer her year-long sabbatical to be filled with relaxation and hard-earned quiet time.


September 29, 2009 

Information Design Class Goes Green

The mayor of Lake Forest Park (LFP) recently issued a proclamation acknowledging the contribution of HCDE students to LFP’s environmental outreach efforts. These are the students in the evening Master’s program who were enrolled during winter quarter in Professor Dave Farkas’ course Information Design (TC 510).


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.


September 29, 2009 

Bucky to the Rescue

HCDE has a new a mascot: Bucky the PeopleBot robot. PeopleBot is a trade name of Mobile Robots, Inc., which builds robots for research and industry.


September 24, 2009 

ATTW Call for Papers

The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) invites proposals for papers, poster presentations, and workshops to be given at its annual conference immediately preceding the CCCC, March 17, 2010. This year's conference theme is "Synergies: The Intersections of Research and Teaching" and the conference will be held in Louisville, KY.


September 23, 2009 

HCDE Wins Dawg Daze Contest

Thanks largely to our energetic and proactive student assistants Maryam Ahmed and Matthew Stonebroker, HCDE won honors in the Dawg Daze annual decoration challenge aimed to welcome new and returning students with spirit. What a great way to show off our new space, too!


September 10, 2009 

Beth Kolko Survives Indonesia Earthquake

Beth Kolko experienced the magnitude 7 earthquake on Java, Indonesia September 7 while on the 13th floor of an office building. She has been interviewed by CNN regarding the incident. Kolko was in the area conducting research.


July 25, 2009 

HCDE Students and Faculty Shine at 2009 IPCC Conference

The 2009 IPCC Conference was held July 19–22 in Hawaii. Students and faculty from the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) attended and presented in record numbers.