Students in the News

UW Bioengineering students excel in research, leadership and service. Read on to learn how our students are inventing the future of medicine.

  • DEBUT award students and Dr. Lai

Student invention to better diagnose tuberculosis wins NIH prize

A team of UW bioengineering and mechanical engineering undergraduates won second place overall – and took home a $15,000 prize – at the National Institutes of Health’s 9th annual Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge.

  • BioE students on Team COVIDIA

Bioengineering Students Developing Platform to Assess Public Understanding of COVID-19

A group of UW Bioengineering undergraduates came together this spring to develop a way to promote public understanding of the COVID-19 crisis. Through two design challenge competitions and the aid of mentors, they have refined their idea and are developing a platform that aims to capture how well the public understands the disease and identify gaps in knowledge.

Humans of BioE

The student-led Humans of UW Bioengineering project offers an inside perspective of the department’s student experience, direct from students themselves.

  • Jayleen Leon

HUMANS OF BIOENGINEERING: Jayleen Leon

Jayleen Leon is a junior in the Department of Bioengineering at UW, and wants to continue her education in graduate school. Read more to learn about her journey to BioE.

HUMANS OF UW BIOENGINEERING: Levi Davis

Levi Devis is a senior in the Department of Bioengineering at UW, and wants to continue his education in graduate school. Read more to learn about his transition from community college to UW.

  • Bonnibelle Leeds

HUMANS OF BIOENGINEERING: Bonnibelle Leeds

Bonnibelle Leeds is a senior in the Department of Bioengineering at UW, and wants to continue her education in graduate school. Read more to learn about her transition from community college to UW.

Humans of UW Bioengineering – Arielle Howell

Arielle Howell is a senior studying Bioengineering, and plans to apply to medical school after graduation. Read more to learn about how Arielle realized the value of extracurricular activities like water polo to find balance in a busy school schedule.

  • Vaishnavi Dhawan

HUMANS OF BIOENGINEERING: Vaishnavi Dhawan

Vaishnavi Dhawan is a B.S./M.S. student in the Department of Bioengineering at UW, and wants to continue her education in graduate school. Read more to learn how the cohort nature of bioengineering put her on a more positive trajectory.

Humans of UW Bioengineering: Dr. Herbert Sauro

Dr. Herbert Sauro is an associate professor of UW Bioengineering and director of the Center of Reproducible Biomedical Modeling. He also teaches a core course on biological control systems in the undergraduate bioengineering curriculum. Read more to learn about how he took an unusual route to academia by following his passion for combining computational modeling and biology.