Outreach

Elementary school girls surround a large demo-filled table during a visit to the Ability and Innovation Lab.We love to share our work with students, teachers, and other community members who are interested in the ultimate machine and engineering. The human body is incredibly complex and we need more creative minds from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about addressing the challenges when things go wrong with the ultimate machine. We host a variety of outreach events each year to inspire and educate others about these challenges and how they can get involved.

Darrin shows a group of fourth graders the basics of human motion analysis.

 

Our lab participates in UW’s Discovery Days, MESA Days, and Expanding Your Horizons each spring. We hope to see you at some of these events!

 

Recent Outreach Events

A second NSF Convergence Accelerator focused on increasing access and inclusion. The LIBERATE workshop is focused on Living Better through ...
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Many University of Washington Mechanical Engineering student clubs had to think outside the (toy)box and overcome disruptions caused by the ...
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How can we decipher human movement? Our skeletal muscles have amazing structure. They provide elegant and efficient actuation to move ...
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JOIN US PLEASE VISIT THE CREATE WEBSITE ...
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Alyssa Spomer along with HuskyADAPT (Accessible Design & Play Technology) hosted the first-ever adapted toy Hackathon with Microsoft. The event ...
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Patent examiners spend their days critically evaluating the latest innovations, to determine if they are useful, novel, and non-obvious. When ...
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Nicole Zaino, Alyssa Spomer, and Megan Auger volunteered at the swimming event at the Special Olympics Washington's State Spring Games. Congratulations ...
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Alyssa Spomer, Karley Benoff, and Michael Rosenberg volunteered at the cheer line, bocce,  and tennis sporting events as well as ...
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Expanding Your Horizons (EYH website) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing gateway opportunities for female middle and high school ...
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Harlan Hahn was a well known disability rights activist and scholar, after he passed away the University of Washington received an ...
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