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Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples of this land on which we gather, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations. We respectfully acknowledge their stewardship of this land throughout the generations.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics is committed to creating and maintaining an educational and professional environment that uplifts the marginalized and supports our community members.

Shut down stem June 10, 2020

#ShutDownSTEM #ShutDownAcademia #Strike4BlackLives on June 10, 2020

We support our aeronautics & astronautics community in joining the #ShutDownAcademia #ShutDownSTEM #Strike4BlackLives day of action on June 10, 2020.

We invite you to educate yourself, take action in any spaces where you may hold influence and create the space for those who need to heal. For ideas on how to accomplish these goals, please see the #ShutDownSTEM website:

The UW A&A Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) invites all department members to participate in a remote viewing party of Ava DuVernay’s film, 13th. We will watch the film together 2:30-4:30 pm, and then a discussion will be held 4:30-5:30 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link, along with questions for discussion and a link for submitting anonymous responses will be made available to A&A community members via email ahead of the viewing party.

Please direct any questions to the DEI Committee:


A&A Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We recognize that a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment fosters the understanding, communication, respect, and collaboration that are critical to addressing important questions as students, teachers, professionals, and members of society.

We believe that a strong education can improve the lives of individuals and foster healthy, thriving communities. We believe a high quality university education has the power to help close the gaps that separate communities due to disparities in opportunity and access. We further recognize that many disparities have been unjustly shaped by factors such as income, ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, physical or learning differences, national origin, and faith.

To this end, we are fully committed to engaging faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds, specifically including individuals from historically underrepresented groups in Aerospace Engineering.

  • We promote excellence in education, research and service.
  • We are committed to a welcoming culture that actively promotes the academic, professional and personal well-being of all members of the community regardless of individual background.
  • We apply standards and expectations equitably to all members of our community.
  • We provide needed resources and support to all learners.
  • We practice respectful, ethical conduct at all times.
  • We practice the highest standards of safety in all activities and spaces.
  • We recognize, respect, and defend the dignity of all members of our community.
  • We remove barriers and practice behaviors to ensure the academic, professional, and personal well-being of all members of our community.

In pursuit of these values and goals, our department supports and participates in numerous diversity efforts that are directly informed by the recommendations put forward by the National Science Board, including recommendations found in the following:

We also support the many diversity programs in the College of Engineering and the University generally and we proudly celebrate our students who actively engage in these activities as well.

College of Engineering Diversity & Student Programs »

The College of Engineering is home to multiple programs that provide financial, social, academic and cultural support to engineering students with an emphasis on reaching populations who are historically underrepresented in engineering.

Student Organizations in Science & Engineering »

The College of Engineering in general is also home to a wide variety of student clubs and organizations, including several focused on promoting diversity within the STEM fields, such as:

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity »

The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) works to increase diversity on campus and enrich the collegiate experience of all UW students, faculty and staff.


Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) is at the heart of the Graduate School’s commitment to expanding graduate education to underrepresented minority (URM) communities.

Disability Resources for Students »

Disability Resources for Students (DRS) is dedicated to ensuring access, accommodations, and inclusion for all students with temporary or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory or psychological differences.

Q Center »

The University of Washington Q Center is a primarily student-run resource center dedicated to serving anyone with or without a gender or sexuality – UW students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members.

Scholarships, Fellowships, & Funding »

There are many fellowships and scholarships specifically created to support access, persistence, and success for underrepresented communities in engineering.