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A&A Students Win at AIAA Regional Student Conference
Tthe AIAA Region VI Student Conference was held March 1st and 2nd at Sacramento State University in California. In the graduate category, Jasmin Bumanowski won 2nd place for her paper on portfolio project management. In the undergraduate category, junior Bonghan Kim won 3rd place for his paper on plasma diagnostics in the ZaP machine. Three other students also attended the conference, Eleanor Forbes, Sydney Swofford, and David Goldstone, and presented papers on various aspects of ZaP plasma diagnostics.
Please join the department in congratulating Jasmin and Bonghan on their accomplishments, and commending Eleanor, Sydney, and David for their fine efforts.
NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi, "Mohawk Guy," Visits A&A
UW Today, 2/20/14
On Wednesday, February 19, A&A alumnus and JPL operations engineer Bobak Ferdowsi (BSAA 2001) visited the department to present a talk, "Curiosity: We're Really Big on Mars." He also met with A&A students in an extended Q&A session, did media interviews, and participated in other activities.
A&A Alum Lost in Avalache
KOMO News, 2/13/14
Everyone in the UWAA community has been deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Shane Coulter (MSAA, '13). Shane will be remembered by classmates, teachers, and staff as a committed, kind friend and a thoughtful, talented engineer.
Our sincerest sympathies go to his family as well as the families of the other skiers who were lost or injured in the avalanche.