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Prof. Anthony M. Waas Named Chair of Dept of A&A
Dean Michael Bragg announced Thursday, September 9th that Prof. Tony Waas will be the next chair of the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics effective January 1, 2015.
Prof. Waas comes to the UW from the University of Michigan where he is a professor of aerospace engineering and of mechanical engineering, and the Felix Pawlowski collegiate chair professor. Tony brings research expertise in composite structures and lightweight materials as well as a long history of working with The Boeing Company, General Electric Co. and the automotive industry.
Please join us in congratulating Prof. Waas and welcoming him to the department!
Prof. Uri Shumlak Named as Interim Chair of A&A
Professor Uri Shumlak will serve as acting chair of the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics beginning September 16th. Prof. Shumlak's leadership, scholarship, and impact are widely recognized on this campus and across the country. We are grateful that he has been willing to assume this role in the department.
A&A Embarks on Space Expedition to Southern California
Representatives from the UW's Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics will be part of the inaugural Space Angels Network Members’ Expedition to Southern California taking place the week of September 8th. Space Angels Network coordinates events that connect its global investor network and encourage private investment in aerospace and aviation startups. The upcoming agenda is packed full of exclusive tours and meetings with leading commercial space companies like SpaceX, XCOR, Virgin Galactic, Masten Aerospace and more. This is one of many external-facing activities the department has recently supported, a vision championed by outgoing chair, Jim Hermanson.
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