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.
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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Prof. Shumlak Appointed VP and President-Elect of the UFA
Professor Uri Shumlak has been selected to be the vice-president and president-elect of the UFA (University Fusion Association). The UFA is an organization that advocates for university fusion research and education by directly advising DOE on future directions and priorities. Professor Shumlak will serve as vice-president for two years, followed by a two-year term as president. Congratulations!
A&A Grads Awarded Research Fellowship
Congratulations to A&A doctoral students Natalie Brace and Josue Calderon (whose advisor is Professor Kristi Morgansen) for being awarded a 2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Two A&A Seniors Selected for PNNA Scholarships
Seniors Eve Guth and Christopher Nason were recently awarded scholarships from the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNNA). The students were honored at the PNNA annual convention on February 13, 2013. Congratulations Eve and Christopher!
Michael B. Bragg has been selected as the Dean of the College of Engineering
Michael Bragg has been appointed as the Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering, effective July 15, 2013. Dr. Bragg joins us from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he has served as interim dean of engineering for the last five months and in college leadership positions for over ten years. He is an aeronautical engineer by training and is an internationally renowned expert on ice accretion on aircraft and its effect on flight safety. His research and teaching is focused on aerodynamics and flight mechanics. Please join us in welcoming him to the university.
Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics named for William E. Boeing
We are pleased to announce that on November 8, 2012, the UW Board of Regents approved a name change of the UW's aeronautics and astronautics department to become the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, recognizing the shared history of the UW department and The Boeing Company and honoring the man who launched them both."We are thrilled to be able to honor Bill Boeing and recognize the ongoing, vital partnership between the Boeing Company and the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, the College of Engineering, and all of the UW," said professor and department chair James Hermanson.