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
|Undergraduate enrollment 2011
|BSAA degrees awarded 2008||
- 2010 Bonderman Travel Fellowship
- 2010-2011 NASA Space Grant
Graduate Enrollment & Achievements
|Graduate enrollment 2011||
|MSAA degrees awarded 2010||
|MAE degrees awarded 2010||
|PhD degrees awarded 2010||
- 2011 Department of Energy Computational Graduate Research Fellowship
- 2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
- 2011 UW Graduate School Top Scholar Award
- 2011 Washington NASA Space Grant Fellowship
- 16 core tenured and tenure-track faculty and 4 research faculty
- 7 faculty adjunct with other UW Engineering and science departments
- 16 affiliate faculty representing industry and outside research institutions
- 6 post-doctoral research associates
FY 2010 Annual Operating Budget
- Boeing Wind Tunnel (now the Aerodynamics Laboratory) 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 (also known as UWAL) 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.