A&A Quick Facts
The University of Washington’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics offers the only aerospace degree program in the Pacific Northwest, a region whose aerospace industry has been a major contributor to the technological development, economic vitality and the security of the United States.
Undergraduate Enrollment & Achievements
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Graduate Enrollment & Achievements
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- Multiple National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
- Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Research Fellow
- Amelia Earhart Zonta International Fellow
- Air Force Research Laboratory Space Scholarship
- Department of Defense SMART Scholarship
- 20 core tenured and tenure-track faculty and 4 research faculty
- 7 faculty adjunct with other UW Engineering and science departments
- 25 affiliate faculty representing industry and outside research institutions
- 9 post-doctoral research associates
FY 2015 Annual Operating Budget
- Boeing Wind Tunnel (now the Aerodynamics Laboratory (ADL)) built in 1917 at UW.
- UW starts one of the first Aeronautical Engineering departments in the nation in 1929, one of seven originally established with the help of the Guggenheim Fund for the Advancement of Aeronautics.
- Founding faculty: Fred S. Eastman, Everett O. Eastwood, Frederick K. Kirsten, John W. Miller.
- Kirsten Wind Tunnel built in 1936; formal testing begins in 1939 with the North American AT-6 "Texan."
- "Astronautics" added to department name in 1961.
- NASA grants $1.5 million in 1966 to build new Aerospace Research. Laboratory (now AERB). Building dedicated in 1970.