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Mon, 07/15/2024

Sunflowers architecting sound: Novel approach to reduce noise pollution

NSF funds research on nature-inspired materials for superior noise control and acoustic wave absorption.

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Wed, 07/03/2024

A&A announces 2024 Distinguished Educator Award winners

A&A honors Profs. Hermanson and Szmuk with 2024 Distinguished Educator Awards for exceptional teaching and mentorship.

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Wed, 07/03/2024

A&A professors recognized with 2024 FACET Awards for outstanding career guidance

Hermanson, Shumlak, and Livne win 2024 FACET Awards for exceptional career guidance and mentorship.

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Tue, 07/02/2024

A&A Professor Karen Leung receives Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

A&A's Karen Leung receives UW award for excellence in guiding undergraduate researchers and fostering inclusivity.

Graphics reads: 2024 capstone awards

Mon, 07/01/2024

Capstone awards showcase top work

We recognize outstanding capstone projects in design, innovation and film excellence from graduating seniors.

Fin model of Mobula birostris

Thu, 06/27/2024

Stingrays could inspire new underwater vehicles

A&A researchers look to stingrays for how to develop efficient, quiet and sustainable underwater vehicles.

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Mon, 06/24/2024

A&A's Student Excellence Awards

The annual Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Excellence Awards recognize remarkable achievements in research, teaching, and service.

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Mon, 06/17/2024

Next-generation aerospace research on display

The annual A&A Graduate Research Showcase highlighted cutting-edge projects, with awards for work on plasma modeling, hypersonics, and more.

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Fri, 06/14/2024

A&A’s DBF soars to best finish ever

Design Build Fly secured an impressive 3rd place finish at the AIAA competition with their innovative aircraft.

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Mon, 06/10/2024

Undergraduate research and capstones shine

A&A presented impressive undergrad research & capstones at the annual SHARC Week showcase.

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Wed, 05/15/2024

Annika Singh awarded Mary Gates Research Scholarship

CSE student Annika Singh awarded Mary Gates Scholarship to advance safe human-robot interaction in A&A lab.

Conceptual illustration of a modular space station orbiting earth, featuring multiple interconnected cylindrical modules.

Mon, 05/13/2024

Revolutionizing space rendezvous: Testing a groundbreaking precision tool for Blue Origin

Research for Blue Origin on April Tags aims to advance precise space rendezvous.

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Mon, 05/06/2024

A&A undergraduate Lillie LaPlace wins Sigma Gamma Tau regional award

A&A student Lillie LaPlace awarded prestigious Sigma Gamma Tau honor for academic excellence and vision.

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Mon, 04/29/2024

Lt. Gen. John Shaw is the 2024 A&A Distinguished Alum

Q&A with General Shaw about his time at the UW, his career, national security and his advice for our students.

Ed Habtour

Mon, 04/29/2024

Unlocking new frontiers in underwater vehicle maneuverability

Professor Habtour to work on underwater autonomous vehicles during naval research fellowship.

Rear Admiral Nicholas Tilbrook speaking in Guggenheim Hall with a slideshow.

Wed, 04/17/2024 | Defense Visual Information Distribution Service

Commander, Submarine Group Nine visits University of Washington

Rear Adm. Nicholas Tilbrook discussed nuclear submarine technology and opportunities with the Naval Reserve.

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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.

render of a group of rockets on a station

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.

Microscopic visualization of a shear flow

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.