News & Events


January 14, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

A&A was awarded grants from the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fusion Energy Sciences.

January 7, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A’s Rob Grover explains experiencing the landing of the Mars InSight probe after six years of preparations.

December 21, 2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A says farewell to Professor Ray Golingo as he transitions to Montreal-based start-up Fuse to advance fusion energy experimentation.

December 12, 2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A Australia, a summer program led by Professor JK Yang and supported by LSAMP, fuses art and STEM into structures and composites research and opens up new pathways for UW students who didn’t expect to be able to study abroad.

December 7, 2018 | Live Science

A&A Interim Chair Kristi Morgansen comments on the potential and challenges of a new hybrid aircraft.

December 6, 2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A honors Laura McGill (BSAA ’83) with the 2018 Distinguished Alum Award. McGill has been a trailblazer throughout her career in the aeronautics industry.

December 5, 2018

UW SARP's chief engineer, A&A's Jess Grant, relates what it takes to compete, and win, in the Spaceport America Cup.

November 15, 2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A welcomes Justin Little, whose research focuses on the intersection of electric propulsion and plasma physics.

November 6, 2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A’s newest club is reaching out to elementary and middle school girls to show them examples of women engineers.

October 29, 2018 | University of Washington

A&A's Cordero succeeds under STARS, which gives students from underserved communities an extra year at UW before launching into engineering.

October 25, 2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A celebrated 100 years of aeronautics instruction, bringing together for a day-long event Boeing executives, UW leaders, current and former faculty, partners and alumni. 

October 23, 2018 | Geekwire

Interim Chair Kristi Morgansen and other leaders of the Seattle-area space community discussed with lawmakers the need for a rocket testing site in WA.

October 17, 2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A’s Fujiwara won one of only two 2018 SAE Doctoral Engineering Scholarships.

October 10, 2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A’s Autonomous Flight Systems Lab is partnering with the US Forest Service to improve the efficiency of data collection for wildfire modeling.

October 8, 2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A's Meera Unadkat worked as a structures engineering intern, her main job being to test fasteners used on LauncherOne.

September 29, 2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A's Charlie Kelly awarded major NASA fellowship to slow down satellites as they enter the atmospheres of space bodies, a major engineering challenge.

September 27, 2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

After his first place win at AIAA, A&A’s Finn van Donkelaar is teaming up with colleague James Penna to advance prototypes of an innovative space launch system.

September 18, 2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

The UW Hyperloop Team used an innovative propulsion method to place as the top U.S. team and clinch an innovation award at the SpaceX competition.

August 24, 2018 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

A&A students learn how to design commercial airplanes from Boeing engineers and Mechanical Engineering faculty.

August 15, 2018 | UW News

A&A researchers create a method to keep drones on course when GPS signals fail.

April 26, 2018

A&A Student Trevor Hedges has received a 2018 Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence.

March 23, 2018

Minh Nguyen and John Buffalo were selected as 2018 Mary Gates Scholars.

March 8, 2018

The Autonomous Controls Laboratory develops algorithms that enhance the on-board decision making and autonomous capabilities of robotic systems.

February 20, 2018 | UW Engineering

Osa Igbinosun, a former Navy pilot and now A&A Ph.D. candidate, researches how to use resources found on astronomical bodies such as the moon, Mars and asteroids.

February 16, 2018 | UW News

UW engineers have turned tissue paper into a wearable sensor that can detect human movement.