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Fri, 04/05/2024

Props to Junior Lab’s new mini wind tunnels

Graduate student assistants make mini wind tunnels for more hands-on experience in Junior Lab.

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Thu, 04/04/2024

A&A makes a RUCKUS in search and rescue

Undergrad Evelyn Madewell tells us about a new drone-enhanced system for wilderness search and rescue.

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Wed, 04/03/2024

Origami manufacturing technique leads to breakthrough for softer impacts

Jimmy O’Neil proves origami tubes deliver softer impacts and breaks a manufacturing barrier with broad applications.

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Tue, 03/19/2024

Onboard decision-making record

A&A researchers are the first to meet an elusive NASA requirement of subsecond onboard decisions for planetary landings.

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Mon, 03/11/2024

Turbulent droplet surprises

A new droplet simulation method accelerates answers and uncovers new secrets in turbulent shear flows.

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Thu, 02/22/2024

A&A’s Senna Keesing wins Brooke Owens Fellowship

An interview with Senna Keesing on her research with particle physics, submarine navigation and her Fellowship win.

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Wed, 02/14/2024

Mesbahi elected AIAA Fellow

Professor Mehran Mesbahi will be formally inducted into the 2024 class of AIAA Fellows.

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Tue, 02/06/2024 | KUOW

One option for slowing down climate change? Block out the sun

KUOW interviews Professor Hermanson on the technical feasibility of sun shields, a proposed solution to combat climate change.

Quentin Roberts

Fri, 02/02/2024

Roberts wins AIAA Abe M. Zarem Graduate Award

Quentin Roberts won the AIAA Abe M. Zarem award for his rotating detonation engine research with propellant mixing.

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Thu, 02/01/2024 | UW College of Engineering

A&A alumna Stephanie Bostwick wins Diamond Award

A&A alumna Stephanie Bostwick wins a College of Engineering Diamond Award for her work on solar microgrids.

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Tue, 01/30/2024 | Brooke Owens Fellowship

Senna Keesing receives Brooke Owens Fellowship

A&A undergrad Senna Keesing joins the latest class of "Brookies" and will intern with Vast Space this summer.

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Mon, 01/29/2024

A&A students learn a new model of aerospace manufacturing from local CEO

Autonomous Machining CEO Mike Dunlop shares his innovative approach to aerospace manufacturing with A&A students.

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Thu, 01/25/2024

Marc Alwan awarded Mary Gates Research Scholarship

Marc Alwan, a member of Husky Satellite Lab’s leadership team, is awarded a Mary Gates Research Scholarship.

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Thu, 01/25/2024

Generating dynamically feasible trajectories reliably and efficiently

Professor Açikmeşe received the IEEE 2023 Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award.

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Mon, 01/22/2024

A&A PhD student Kevin Manohar receives Herbold Fellowship

A&A PhD student Kevin Manohar receives Herbold Fellowship to research models for turbulent flow.

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Mon, 12/18/2023

Adapting an inclusive workshop

A&A adapts a workshop model to strengthen engineering student applications for fellowships and create community.

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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.

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Tue, 11/14/2023 | IEEE Xplore

IEEE interviews A&A alum Shahriar Talebi

IEEE Xplore interviews Shahriar Talebi (A&A PhD ‘23) on his dissertation in control theory and his PhD journey.

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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.

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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.