Nature Inspires Engineering Series

Staff | September 28, 2010

Seattle— This fall, the University of Washington College of Engineering and the UW Alumni Association will present "Engineering Inspired by Nature: Robots, Greener Energy & Nanotech Systems," a series of three lectures that examine nature's role in the future.

The two remaining lectures are free of charge and will be held in Kane Hall on the UW Seattle campus:

Oct. 30: "Beyond Oil: Powering the Future," 7 p.m., Kane Hall Room 110. Speakers are Miles P. Drake, Weyerhaeuser's senior vice president of research and development and chief technology officer, and Daniel Schwartz, the Boeing-Sutter professor of chemical engineering and the College of Engineering's associate dean of new initiatives.

Nov. 19: "Back to Nature for the Next Technology Revolution," 7 p.m., Kane Hall Room 110. The speaker is UW's Babak Parviz, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, who is studying nature on the nanoscale to create the next technology revolution.

For more information and to register online, visit or call the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM.