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UW Space Symposium on "Powering Space"

UW Space Symposium

Join us for this year's symposium on "Powering Space," featuring PNNL, NASA and more. Free registration.

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A&A's COVID-19 Resources

Check out the latest department information and resources in response to COVID-19.

Research programs

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Stable fusion

We are working toward stable fusion reactions for future applications in energy and deep space propulsion.

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Innovative forms

We develop structures and composites that are stronger, lighter, and adaptable for efficiency and safety.

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Two researchers putting together an aerial vehicle outdoors


Remote control

We refine guidance, navigation, and control of unmanned systems as well as optimization of networked systems.

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Two researchers conducting fluids research on the aerospace thermal lab



We research fluids to boost aero- and hydro-dynamic efficiency for energy savings and higher stability.

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New Law of Fluid Mechanics

Researchers in A&A’s Computational Fluid Mechanics Lab discovered a new law of fluid mechanics, a branch of physics, that will aid the future of aircraft design. The “Law of Incipient Separation” defines the maximum slope of an aircraft fuselage to avoid the separation of airflow that increases pressure-drag. 

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Cat Hannahs


Cat Hannahs

A&A senior and Brooke Owens Fellow

Cat Hannahs made it to the Husky 100! As Chief Engineer of SARP, she leads the team of 150 students in the design, manufacturing, testing of a student-developed bipropellant rocket. She supports technical decisions and integration across avionics, propulsion, structures, and payload sub-teams. We are cheering for her and the whole SARP team for this year's launch on June 19th.

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Husky 100

"During my time at the UW, I have been able to thrive as an engineer and gain hands-on knowledge outside the classroom, which will serve me in pushing the human boundaries of space exploration."

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