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Loose Bits - December 2010

Here is the department’s online news briefs, Loose Bits, which highlights all the positive achievements and activities happening around the UW EE community. If you have any news items you would like to share, please continue to send your information to:

Awards & Honors:
Many of our community members have received recognition for their exceptional efforts in research and education. You can click on the links below to learn more information about the award and recipient. Congratulations to these faculty and students!

Undergraduate Students Gen Vigil and Ryan Charrier received Mary Gates Scholarships.

Professor Howard Chizeck has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows for 2011.

Emeritus Professor Akira Ishimaru received the 2011 COE Diamond Award for “Distinguished Achievement in Academia.”

Undergraduate Student Elliot Saba has been awarded the Mary Gates Research Scholarship.

Adjunct Professor Paul Kinahan has also been named a 2011 IEEE Fellow.     

UWEE In the News:
The research and service activities in our department have gained public interest through media coverage. Below is a selection of press items that features our faculty and students. You can click on the link to read the article.

Visiting Graduate Student Fredrik Ryden, Professor Howard Chizeck & Blake Hannaford in Bloomberg Businessweek: GigaOM blog, DVICE, Engadget, Infosecurity (UK), KIRO 7 Radio, KOMO 4 News, Medgadget, MSNBC, New Scientist: Short Sharp Science blog, PC World, Popular Science, Seattle Weekly: Daily Weekly blog, Seattle PI, SlashGear, TechFlash, The Daily, UberGizmo, UW
Professor Eve Riskin in UW Today
Assistant Professor Shwetak Patel in The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Report
Biorobotics Lab in Microsoft’s Craig Mundie Demonstration (posted on YouTube)
Assistant Professor Shwetak Patel on
Assistant Professor Shwetak Patel in Freedom to Tinker
Assistant Professor Shwetak Patel in TechFlash
Professor Karl Böhringer
in Nanowerk 
Graduate Student Charlie Matlack & Professor Howard Chizeck on King 5 News
Graduate Student Charlie Matlack & Professor Howard Chizeck in
Alumnus Ben Verellen, Assistant Professor Shwetak Patel in Columns Magazine

Department News:
Most of the latest news and events items can be found on our EE website: Here are some additional departmental items that have occurred over the last month.

OpSIS Kickoff Event
OpSIS is an exciting new foundry service for silicon photonics in which the community shares the cost of fabricating complex chip-scale systems across many projects. The University of Washington is celebrating the kickoff of the OpSIS program on February 1, 2011 at 3:30pm in room EEB, Room 105. Learn more about the program or register online by Friday, January 28, 2011:

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