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Joseph F. Sutter Education Fund in Aeronautics and Astronautics

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. Uri Shumlak receives ARPA-E Award of $4.8 million for “Development of a Compact Fusion Device based on the Flow Z-Pinch"
DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $30 million in funding for nine groundbreaking new projects aimed at developing prototype technologies to explore new pathways for fusion power, and one of the recipients is the team led by Uri Shumlak, Associate Chair for Research and Professor in Aeronautics & Astronautics.

A&A Research Assoc. has been awarded the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for Future Award
A&A Research Associate Dr. Nhung Nguyen has been awarded the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for Future Award for 2015-16. The process for determining the awardee is very competitive and this is a huge honor for A&A! Please join us in congratulating Dr. Nhung!

NASA Director to Speak at April 20 JCATI Symposium
James Free, Director of the NASA Glenn Research Center, will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) Symposium held April 20 at the UW HUB. For registration information, visit

A&A Students Awarded at AIAA Regional Conference
A total of 15 A&A students attended the recent AIAA Region VI Student Conference in Reno, NV. Several of the students received awards in their categories:
-Ellie Forbes (junior): 1st place Undergraduate Category
-Bonghan Kim (senior): 3rd place Undergraduate Category
-Elliot Claveau (grad student): 2nd place Graduate Category
Please join us in congratulating all of the students that attended!

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