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November 17, 2017

A&A Professor and College of Engineering Dean Michael Bragg was selected for the Member Spotlight in Momentum, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' November newsletter.

November 14, 2017

Congratulations to doctoral students Charlie Kelly and Akihisa Shimazu, who won the “Future of Electric Propulsion: A Young Visionary Paper Competition" at this year's International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC) in Atlanta, GA.

October 25, 2017

Congratulations to Gustavo Eidji Camarinha Fujiwara, a PhD student in the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, for winning the AIAA AVIATION 2017 - Best Student Paper Award.

October 18, 2017

Congratulations to doctoral student Utku Eren on receiving the "Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Graduate Award 2017-2018" from the Technical Committees of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

September 28, 2017

Congratulations to A&A Professor Mehran Mesbahi, who has been named to a new Endowed Professorship in Control Systems and Networks.

September 19, 2017

The team’s project, titled ‘Multidisciplinary Arduino Project-Based Learning in Early Engineering Education,’ will involve the development of tools, materials and educational plans to provide and support project-based learning with computation, electronics and mechanical systems along multiple pathways in early engineering education.

September 18, 2017 | Seattle Times

Seattle-based digital imaging company BlackSky has won the backing of Europe’s largest satellite maker, Thales Alenia Space, and expects to open a satellite manufacturing facility in the Seattle area with 30 to 35 initial employees, company co-founder Jason Andrews said Friday.

September 13, 2017

We were saddened to learn that alumnus Eric Schultz (MS 97) passed away. Schultz was a Lieutenant Colonel and pilot in the US Air Force and was flying a training mission when his plane crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range, near Nellis Air Force Base.

August 29, 2017

Congratulations to Gustavo Eidji Camarinha Fujiwara, a PhD student in the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics who has been awarded the Josephine de Karman Fellowship. He was one of only eight students selected in a highly competitive process from a pool of about 400 applicants from universities nation-wide.

August 22, 2017

A&A Doctoral student Hiromi Yasuda and his advisor, Professor JK Yang, have been awarded the Hangai Prize, which is given for the best paper submitted to the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Conference.

July 28, 2017

Congratulations to A&A Professor and Chair Anthony Waas who has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in recognition of his outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the Academy in bringing the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington.

July 17, 2017

Congratulations to A&A Visiting Committee Member, Dr. Paul Bevilaqua who has been awarded the 2018 AIAA Daniel Guggenheim Medal for the conception and development of the multi-cycle propulsion system and enabling technology for building and fielding of a supersonic V/STOL Strike Fighter.

June 16, 2017

The paper titled, “Experimental Investigation of a Baffled-Tube Ram Accelerator” was named as AIAA Best Paper by the ASME Propulsion Committee.

June 9, 2017

Heather P. Ross has spent her career in the aviation industry, as an engineer, military transport pilot, commercial airline pilot, customer demonstration pilot, engineering test pilot, speaker, mentor, and educator.

May 30, 2017 | The Daily

Chris Lum discusses the Autonomous Flight Systems Laboratory, which brings undergraduates, graduates, and professors together to research commercial and humanitarian applications of drones.

May 9, 2017

The 11th Annual PNW AIAA Technical Symposium is coming in November.

May 5, 2017

Congratulations to doctoral study Helen Kim on receiving the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship for 2017-18. This fellowship was established to assist the future of women in aerospace and related sciences and engineering. It is awarded annually to only 35 women from a pool of applicants world-wide, and recognizes those who demonstrate an outstanding academic record.

May 5, 2017

Senior Alexis Harroun has been selected as a 2017 College of Engineering Dean's Medalist for Academic Excellence. She has the distinction of being the first student from the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics to have been given this honor.

May 5, 2017

Sierra Adibi, a PhD student in the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, has just received a National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Sierra’s is currently working with Professor Kristi Morgansen in the Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Laboratory on novel applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in GPS-denied environments.

May 5, 2017

Doctoral student Dillon Foight, who works with Professor Anshu Narang-Siddarth, is the recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Dillon, who was on the Dean’s List for 7 semesters, was also inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, the Physics Honors Society, and received the College of Arts and Sciences Student Research of the Year Award.

April 4, 2017

Congratulations to A&A graduate student Daniel Crews, whose Team Explorer won first prize at the 2017 Caltech Space Challenge held March 26 – 31, 2017.

March 31, 2017

Congratulations to our student award winners at the 2017 AIAA Region VI Student Conference March 17 -19 in San Jose, California.

March 28, 2017

Aeronautics & Astronautics alumna Ansley Barnard, BS ’12, is one of six volunteers living in an isolated dome on the slopes of Mauna Loa on Hawaii’s Big Island, where the geology mimics that of Mars. She’s participating in a NASA-funded Mars simulation mission, known as the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation project (HI-SEAS).

March 27, 2017

A profile of Husky Robotics, a student team involved in the University Rover Challenge, where teams from across the globe design and build remote-controlled space exploration vehicles. In its sixth year at the UW, the Husky Robotics team has turned its attention inward. By focusing on creating a solid foundation, the team hopes to set future generations of UW student roboticists on a path to success.

March 10, 2017

A&A Assistant professor Marco Salviato has just been named the recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Haythornthwaite Young Investigator Award. The prestigious award, based on selection by the ASME Applied Mechanics Division, recognizes excellence in theoretical and applied mechanics research for early career faculty and provides a grant to support the acquisition of key research equipment. The award will support Prof Salviato’s research on the development of bio-inspired materials and graphene nanocomposites.

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