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2021 Edition

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 Illustration of NASA’s Perseverance descent to Mars

Nailing the landings in space

A&A is solving the challenges of how and where to land on the Moon, Mars and beyond. 

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A visualization of the relation of the slope of the jet’s afterbody to flow separation.

A new law of physics

UW researchers have discovered a new law of physics that will affect the future of aircraft design.

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High altitude view of the Earth at night

WA Space Grant moves to A&A

The renowned NASA program’s relocation to A&A will help strengthen hands-on student learning.

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A&A research takes flight

A&A sensing research out of the Nonlinear Dynamics & Control Lab is flying on the 2021 Boeing ecoDemonstrator.

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Hawkmoth research yields lessons in agile flight

A&A research of the biological sensing mechanisms of the hawkmoth informs the advancement of aerospace systems.

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Undergraduate coral research wins national recognition

A summer program in oceanography paved the way for Isaiah Cuadras to apply his interest in fluid dynamics to ocean ecosystems.

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Gaming graphics card allows faster, more precise control of fusion energy experiments

A&A researchers are borrowing advances from computer gaming, using a GPU to control their prototype fusion reactor.

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Anita Gale is the 2021 A&A distinguished alumna

Gale, inspiring the next generation of space pioneers, is our latest recipient of the department’s highest award.

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Peering into snow

The Autonomous Flight Systems Lab outfits a drone to monitor snowpack.

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