University of Washington VIP Program

371 Loew Hall
Seattle, Washington 98195, United States
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University of Washington College of Engineering

371 Loew Hall
SeattleWashington 98195
United States
Latitude: 47.654289
Longitude: -122.304391

University of Washington College of Engineering

371 Loew Hall
SeattleWashington 98195
United States
Latitude: 47.654289
Longitude: -122.304391

The Institution


The University of Washington (UW) is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world.

The Program


The UW VIP Program includes a wide range of projects, including scanning and 3-D printing dinosaur bones, creating new microorganisms, advancing car fuel efficiency, developing human-centered medical solutions, and creating accessibility tools for people with mobility impairments. The UW VIP Program continues to grow its faculty involvement, student enrollment, and represented disciplines. The UW VIP Program contributes to the VIP Consortium through the diversity of its faculty and students, breadth and impact of the projects, and curricular institutionalization of VIP. The faculty and staff within the UW VIP Program come from varied backgrounds and include underrepresented minorities. Projects within the UW VIP Program span many disciplines within the College of Engineering, as well as non-engineering disciplines. Additionally, the UW VIP Program is demonstrating its institutionalization of VIP through the creation of college-level, VIP-specific courses.

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VIP Teams

  • The AccessMap team is creating a mapping application that displays a variety of potential obstacles for people with limited mobility. The application incorporates mapping, elevation, sidewalk, construction, elevator location, and bus route data into a single interface for route planning. The application indicates the location of bus stops, elevators, and curb ramps, evaluates the slope of...
  • DAWGMA is building new strains of microorganisms to perform new and useful tasks. DAWGMA is sponsored by the Klavins Lab and uses Aquarium, a programmable, semi-automated molecular biology workflow that uses cutting edge techniques and instrumentation, instead of traditional lab work.
  • The Engineering Innovation in Medicine (EIM) team works with local clinical partners to develop needs-based and human-centered design solutions to pressing healthcare challenges. EIM students visit medical centers and hospitals and engage with practicing engineers and venture capitalists.
  • Open Source Reading Education Assessment and Diagnosis (OSRead) is an open source platform for literacy educators and researchers to implement and measure the success of various reading curricula, specifically targeting populations at risk for Dyslexia. This platform allows a researcher to implement a personalized reading curriculum as short games and activities and to assign these activities...
  • WOOF3D is advancing 3D printing through the design of new 3D printer technology and the design of parts that take advantage of the flexibility of additive manufacturing (3D printing). WOOF3D has designed and built desktop-size and large-scale 3D printers. WOOF3D is currently prototyping Big Blue, which is a large-scale 3D printer with a build space of 1.5 cubic meters.