50 years of engineering better health for a boundless future

Celebrate the past, present and future of bioengineering with us

2017-18 marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Center for Bioengineering at UW, and 20 years since BioE was established as an academic department. Stay tuned for more information on special events and other ways you can celebrate with us.

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UW Bioengineering history

Learn how we have advanced bioengineering research, education, leadership and service, from our beginning as the UW Center of Bioengineering in 1967 to today.

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Stories of Impact

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UW Bioengineering ranked fifth among biomedical engineering programs by Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

July 19th, 2017|Comments Off on UW Bioengineering ranked fifth among biomedical engineering programs by Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

UW Bioengineering is among several UW departments ranked in the world's top 10 in their respective fields in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2017.

Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates brave howling winds to open new bioengineering and genomic sciences building

July 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates brave howling winds to open new bioengineering and genomic sciences building

Former President Jimmy Carter spoke at the opening of the new William H. Foege Genome Sciences and Bioengineering Building on the UW campus in March 2006.

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Nationally ranked bioengineering department gets its first endowed professorship

July 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Nationally ranked bioengineering department gets its first endowed professorship

The University of Washington’s nationally ranked Department of Bioengineering has established its first endowed professorship, a move that will help the department maintain its leading role in the fast-paced field of bioengineering, officials announced in November 2000.

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Journal Biointerphases recognizes David Castner, celebrates Buddy Ratner’s 70th birthday

July 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Journal Biointerphases recognizes David Castner, celebrates Buddy Ratner’s 70th birthday

The journal Biointerphases recognizes David Castner's scholarly, editorial contributions; celebrates Buddy Ratner's 70th birthday

  • 2017 Dean's Medalist Celina Gunnarson

Celina Gunnarsson receives 2017 UW President’s Medal, College of Engineering Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence

May 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Celina Gunnarsson receives 2017 UW President’s Medal, College of Engineering Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence

Celina, a senior in Assistant Professor Ying Zheng's lab, is developing a tool that can help researchers understand blood brain barrier dysfunction in cerebral malaria, and has co-created a curriculum that focuses on the interplay of ethics and diversity in undergraduate engineering education.

  • UW Bioengineering Prof. Emeritus Allan Hoffman

Allan Hoffman receives 2017 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal

May 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Allan Hoffman receives 2017 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal

The Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal annually recognizes demonstrated leadership in the field of biomaterials science and engineering. It rewards research that has made a significant and lasting impact on the field, or recent work of great originality.

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Anniversary News & Events

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October 27, 2017: Biomaterials Showcase and Hoffman Symposum

August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on October 27, 2017: Biomaterials Showcase and Hoffman Symposum

This event will feature an agenda of talks from prominent members of industry, alumni and UW faculty communities, student activities and the annual Allan S. Hoffman Lecture. This year's lecturer is the event's namesake - Prof. Emeritus Allan S. Hoffman.

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50 years of engineering better health for a boundless future

July 12th, 2017|Comments Off on 50 years of engineering better health for a boundless future

The 2017-2018 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of UW’s Center for Bioengineering and the 20th anniversary of the creation of the UW Department of Bioengineering, a department jointly operated by the UW School of Medicine and College of Engineering.

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