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Centennial Celebration

Friday, October 12, 2018, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Intellectual House

A day of speakers, panels and connection, including remarks from Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Kevin McAllister and keynotes by Boeing CTO Greg Hyslop and our 2018 A&A Distinguished Alumna Laura McGill, VP of Engineering, Raytheon Missile Systems.

We will use this occasion to reflect on our past and look to the future of the field. We welcome alumni, department friends, and industry representatives to join us for this special event.

Breakfast, lunch and a closing reception will be provided.

RSVP by October 3


8:30 Continental breakfast

9:00 Welcome

  • Ana Mari Cauce, President, University of Washington (UW)
  • Kourosh Hadi (BSAA 1982, MSAA 1987), Director of Product Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Michael Bragg, Dean, UW College of Engineering
  • Kristi Morgansen, Interim Chair, Aeronautics & Astronautics

9:30 The Beginnings and Growth of UW Aeronautics and the Boeing Connection

  • Adam Bruckner, A&A Professor Emeritus
  • Sarah Musi, Engineering Historian, Boeing Commercial Airplane (BSAA 2004)

10:30 A&A in the Modern Era

11:00 Break

11:15 Alumni Panel: Recollections

  • Luella Armstrong (BSAA 1951)
  • Dana Andrews (BSAA 1966)
  • Anita Gale (BSAA 1973, MSAA 1974)
  • Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann (BSAA 1981)
  • Emilio Beltran (BSAA 1999)
  • Kyu Hwang (BSAA 2002)
  • Moderated by Kourosh Hadi, Director of Product Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes and A&A Boeing Focal (MSAA 1987)

12:15 Lunch (buffet-style)

  • Greg Hyslop, Boeing CTO

1:30 The Future of Aeronautics

  • Greg Hyslop, Boeing CTO
  • Phil Condit, former Boeing CEO
  • Eli Livne, A&A Professor
  • Moderated by Michael Bragg, Dean, College of Engineering

2:30 The Future of Space

  • Jason Andrews, CEO, Spaceflight Industries, Inc. (BSAA 1994)
  • Rob Hoyt, CEO, Tethers Unlimited, Inc (MSAA 1992, PhD 1994)
  • Rob Grover (MSAA 1998), InSight Entry, Descent & Landing Team Lead, JPL/NASA/Caltech
  • Moderated by Behcet Acikmese, A&A Professor

3:30 Reception

  • Honorary Stole Presentation – 50 Year Reunion Classes (1968 + 1969)
  • Recognition of A&A 2018 Distinguished Alumna Laura McGill (BSAA 1983), VP, Raytheon Missile Systems

5:00 Guggenheim Hall, AERB, Kirsten Wind Tunnel tours with student guides