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fish swimming in the water

Wed, 11/22/2023

Supporting Tribal-led salmon monitoring using computer vision

UW researchers are developing a drone-based salmon survey method that the Sauk-Suiattle can use to manage resources.

Jasper Geldenbott

Fri, 11/17/2023

A&A undergraduate Jasper Geldenbott receives Levinson Emerging Scholars Award

Undergrad Jasper Geldenbott receives this award to pursue research to enable robots to navigate around pedestrians.

 Jim Hermanson headshot

Mon, 11/06/2023

Understanding cryogenic propellants for long-duration space missions

Professor Hermanson’s publication selected as Cryogenics Best Paper for advancement of propellant modeling.

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Fri, 11/03/2023

Karen Leung is the Vagners-Christianson Endowed Faculty Fellow

Assistant Professor Karen Leung is the inaugural Vagners-Christianson A&A Faculty Fellow.

Justin Little headshot

Wed, 11/01/2023

A&A’s Justin Little receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Little’s award is for research on extracting power from solar winds on the lunar surface.

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Mon, 10/23/2023

Engineering ‘spidey-senses’

Spiders can inform how we engineer sensing structures without sensors.

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Mon, 10/02/2023

A&A graduate students receive Aerospace Career Enhancement Fellowships

Nithin Adidela, Jared Smythe and Eddie Ting receive SPEAA ACE Fellowships to advance their research.

Bhuvana Srinivasan

Thu, 09/28/2023 | UW Research

New faculty spotlight: Bhuvana Srinivasan

Associate professor Bhuvana Srinivasan joins A&A’s faculty to advance nuclear fusion, space propulsion and more.

The UW Engineering Without Borders team in Nicaragua

Mon, 09/04/2023 | UW College of Engineering

International impact

A&A's Kyra Dugan makes an impact in a local water infrastructure in Nicaragua with UW's Engineers Without Borders.

2023 capstone team awards graphic

Mon, 08/14/2023

The 2023 capstone team awards

We announce the winners of the 2022 Capstone Film Fest and the Technical Excellence Awards.

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Mon, 08/14/2023

2023 A&A Graduate Research Showcase

A&A’s 2nd annual Graduate Research Showcase featured cutting-edge research from our graduate students.

Howard Hu on YouTube

Tue, 08/01/2023 | A&A's YouTube Channel

Interview with NASA Orion Program Manager Howard Hu

A&A's Kenn Curry interviews Distinguished Alumnus Howard Hu on his best days at NASA, his A&A training, and more.

2023 undergraduate showcase awards graphic

Tue, 08/01/2023

Top three fin-tastic research posters awarded at SHARC Week’s undergraduate showcase

A&A recognizes three students for their innovative research at first-ever SHARC Week showcase for undergrads.


Mon, 07/31/2023 | Empowered Startups

Emerging technology aims to predict the probability of wildfires

Empowered Startups highlights the work of its capstone team developing a drone prototype for wildfire prevention.

Mehran Mesbahi

Tue, 07/18/2023 | UW News

Eight UW professors elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Professor Mehran Mesbahi will be inducted into the 2023 class of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Aero & Astro 2023 student excellence awards graphic

Mon, 07/10/2023

A&A Student Excellence Awards 2023

A&A announces the 2023 Student Excellence Awards for research, teaching and service.

The UW AISES First Nations Launch team

Thu, 07/06/2023 | UW Materials Science & Engineering

First Nations students rocket to success

A materials-heavy rocket challenge leads to a win in Wisconsin for UW's AISES team including A&A's Grace Pardini.

Mitsuru Kurosaka portrait

Thu, 07/06/2023

A&A fluids professor Mitsuru Kurosaka retires

Kurosaka, who joined the A&A Department in 1987, reflects on his research and inspirations over his career.

Taewan Kim

Wed, 07/05/2023 | UW+Amazon Science Hub

UW+Amazon Science Hub announces 2023-2024 Amazon Fellows

A&A Ph.D. student Taewan Kim received an Amazon Fellowship for his research on optimization algorithms.

Image of crab and stars from UW Magazine cover

Fri, 06/30/2023 | UW Magazine

Where coastal meets celestial

UW Magazine features the cutting-edge research of Sea Grant and the A&A-based Space Grant.

Professor Mehran Mesbahi

Wed, 06/21/2023 | UW Electrical and Computer Engineering

New NSF Center for Soil Technologies

Professor Mesbahi will oversee the new center's efforts in satellite system development for soil remote sensing.

Snapshots of the College's formal dances this year

Tue, 06/20/2023 | UW College of Engineering

A formal education

A&A's Space Ball is one of a handful of formal dances across the College of Engineering this year post-COVID.

Nick Andrews headshot

Fri, 06/02/2023 | The Graduate School

A&A Doctoral student Nick Andrews receives Fulbright fellowship

Andrews will use his Fulbright to conduct AUV subsea inspection and intervention tasks in Norway.

High-speed camera photo of a plasma in Zap's device

Wed, 05/31/2023 | GeekWire

Zap Energy lands $5M federal grant and 'vote of confidence' in pursuit of fusion power

Zap Energy will receive $5 million from a new federal program for the commercial development of fusion power.

Chris Hayner

Tue, 05/23/2023

Chris Hayner awarded NASA NSTGRO Fellowship

A&A’s Chris Hayner awarded NASA fellowship to develop a trajectory planner for planetary landing missions.