Emilio Beltran ('99) discusses his experiences attending UW A&A, diversity programs, and the establishment of his Beltran Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Student Support.
Congratulations to UW A&A doctoral student Gustavo Eidji Camarinha Fujiwara, who has been awarded a UW Graduate School Latino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellowship (LSGSF) for the 2016-17 academic year. Gustavo has been recognized for his academic research, and for service that demonstrates his strong commitment to Latino/a communities.
In an article on Peter Thiels's interest in nuclear fusion, Professor Tom Jarboe is quoted on the funding needs of making the energy source commercially viable.
UW engineering students Katherine Chun and Yoel Tekle discuss their student experiences and the impact donors make on their education.
A&A Ph.D. candidate Michael Dodd and Professor Antonino Ferrante (principal investigator of the Computational Fluid Mechanicsgroup) are unraveling the complex physical mechanisms of droplet-turbulence interaction. The results of their research have been published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics (Dodd & Ferrante, Vol. 806, pp. 356-412, J. Fluid Mechanics (2016)) in an article titled, “On the interaction of Taylor length scale size droplets and isotropic turbulence.”
The University of Washington on Friday is launching the public phase of its most ambitious philanthropic campaign in history, with a goal of raising $5 billion by the year 2020. The campaign, called “Be Boundless — For Washington, For the World,” focuses on four key priorities: transforming the student experience, expanding the impact of the UW’s research, empowering possibility through innovation, and driving the public good. The earliest phases of the campaign began in 2010, and the UW has already received more than $3 billion toward its goal.
A&A Professor and Chair Anthony Waas has just been named the recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Society for Composites (ASC), James H. Starnes, Jr. Award for 2017. Professor Waas is receiving this award for his impactful contributions to experimental, analytical and computational aspects of composite structural mechanics, his commitment to mentoring the next generation, and his service to the field.
The Masters of Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Composites concentration curriculum has recently been updated to include two Aerospace Composite Design classes.
Professor Behçet Açıkmeşe won the 2016 Asian Journal of Control Best Paper Award. The paper, titled, “Markov Chain Approach to Probabilistic Guidance for Swarms of Autonomous Agents,” was co-authored with senior research scientist David Bayard of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
AA Professor Adam Bruckner commented on the successful Blue Origin New Shepard rocket in-flight escape test.
Professor Anshu Narang-Siddarth is the new Chair Elect of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Technical Committee on Guidance, Navigation & Control.
In an effort to help make UAS more visible to aviation stakeholders, the Autonomous Flight Systems Laboratory launched a collaborative project with industry partners to test how UAS interact with manned aircraft.
This fall, Professors Dana Dabiri and Robert Yancey were both distinguished by their notable contributions to the aerospace community and honored with the title of AIAA Associate Technical Fellow. This is a distinction that only one out of 150 voting members earn through peer nomination and a rigorous selection and approval process each year.
A&A Alumnus Robert Hoyt's Tethers Unlimited has secured a contract to prepare an Earth orbit test of its technology for robotic, in-space manufacturing of satellite components.
BlackSky, a company owned by A&A Alum Jason Andrews (1994), has launched its first satellite in a planned 60 satellite constellation designed to allow anyone to order low-cost, custom satellite photos.
Professor Adam Bruckner comments on the scientific feasibility of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's Improbability Drive and Rick and Morty's Portal Guns.
Chair Tony Waas will be moderating the panel discussion on Additive Manufacturing at the Washington Aerospace Futures Alliance 11th Annual Governor’s Aerospace Summit.
In 2016, Prof. James C. Hermanson was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to collaborate with the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity at the University of Bremen in Germany (ZARM). Each summer, Hermanson travels to Germany to work in concert with the Combustion Technology group headed by Christian Eigenbrod on a new DLR-funded project to study the combustion of single oxygen droplets in a hydrogen environment.
Boeing announced Wednesday it is awarding $6 million in grants to more than 50 nonprofit organizations and education institutions across Washington, including $500,000 to the University of Washington. The grants are geared toward programs that enhance STEM, workforce training, and educational and career pathway opportunities for students.
On Aug. 26, Rachel Peterson from Senator Patty Murray’s office visited campus to tour the UW A&A labs and receive an update on current research relevant to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water.
Summer on the campus of the University of Washington has a relaxed feel. On sunny days, Mt. Rainier is visible from Rainier Vista where people picnic, throw Frisbees or stop to take photos of the view. In the center of campus, Drumheller Fountain sends cascades of water into Frosh Pond, splashing the resident ducks amidst the blooming roses. The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics looks on; quiet on the outside but inside the air simmers with excitement and creative energy.
Dr. Chris Lum from the University of Washington William E. Boeing department of Aeronautics & Astronautics will be joining a panel with Dr. Lav R. Khot from Washington State University at 2016 UAS Agricultural and Academic Conference to discuss the latest UAS trends in agriculture. The panel will explore various ways UAS technology is being used currently and explore future opportunities for technology adoption and employment in the agriculture industry. This conference is hosted by the Washington State Unmanned Aviation Technology Coalition in Sunnyside WA on Thursday September 15, 2016. Agenda and registration are posted online.
Congratulations to A&A alumnus Rob Hoyt (PhD ‘94), co-founder, CEO and chief scientist of Tethers Unlimited, on receiving a $2.2M contract in a public-private partnership with NASA and Millennium Space Systems to deliver miniaturized water-fueled HYDROS™ thrusters for CubeSats and other small satellite missions.