The future of the aerospace industry is being shaped in our classrooms and developed in our labs every day at the University of Washington.  UW Aeronautics & Astronautics educates tomorrow’s leaders – with top-notch faculty and cutting edge technology – to take air and space travel to the next level.

As one of the leading programs in Aeronautics & Astronautics in the United States, companies know that our graduates are well prepared to enter the aerospace industry.  Our graduates are placed in leading roles in business and government, from Airbus, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, to NASA, the FAA, and the US Military.

You can help secure Aeronautics & Astronautics students' futures by supporting one of the nation's best programs, a continuing force for technological progress and the strengthening of our regional and national economies.



Joseph F. Sutter Education Fund in Aeronautics and Astronautics

Please give to create a permanent fund in the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics honoring Joe Sutter, one of the UW's most accomplished and beloved alumni. The fund will focus on student support including undergraduate scholarships, senior capstone design project support, and K-12 engineering outreach.
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A&A Distinguished Alum Dale Myers Passes Away
We are saddened to learn that A&A Distinguished Alumnus Dale D. Myers (BS ‘43) passed away on May 19, 2015 at the age of 93. After graduating from our department, Myers went on to have an illustrious career, holding such positions as undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Energy; and associate administrator for Manned Space Flight at NASA. Myers was a true pioneer of the jet age, and he will be remembered fondly by all here who knew him. You can read more about his remarkable life in his obituary. [link]. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Dale and Marjorie Myers Scholarship in A&A (

A&A Graduate Advisor Wins Prestigious Award
A&A Graduate Advisor Ed Connery has been selected to receive the Graduate School 2015 Distinguished Graduate Program Advisor (GPA) award! This university-wide award is given annually to a staff member who does an outstanding job serving their graduate program. The criteria for the award are: 1) an effective liaison between the graduate program and the Graduate School, 2) a proactive advisor for students regarding their graduate studies and Graduate School policies and processes and, 3) a proactive advisor for the Graduate Program Coordinators and Chairs regarding Graduate School policies and processes. Please join us in congratulating Ed on his achievement!

A&A Grad Student Selected as Script Finalist for The Next MacGyver
Nao Murakami, a PhD student working with Prof. Robert Winglee, has reached the finals for selection of pilot scripts for the new show The Next MacGyver! Over 1800 scripts were submitted, and Nao's is one of 12 to reach the finals. She will travel to LA at the end of next month for the final competition where five scripts will be selected from the 12. The five selected writers will work with top Hollywood producers to develop a full script that will be pitched to networks. Good luck, Nao!

Prof. Uri Shumlak receives ARPA-E Award of $4.8 million for “Development of a Compact Fusion Device based on the Flow Z-Pinch"
DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $30 million in funding for nine groundbreaking new projects aimed at developing prototype technologies to explore new pathways for fusion power, and one of the recipients is the team led by Uri Shumlak, Associate Chair for Research and Professor in Aeronautics & Astronautics.

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