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A spring day on the University of Washington campus

Thu, 07/22/2021

20 UW researchers elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences for 2021

A&A Chair Kristi Morgansen is among 20 UW researchers elected to WSAS

Marco Salviato Headshot

Wed, 06/30/2021

Salviato selected for NAE Symposium

Marco Salviato is among 83 early-career engineers invited to take part in this selective program.

Alaska Airlines Boeing

Wed, 06/30/2021

A&A research takes flight

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

2021 capstone team awards thumbnail

Tue, 06/29/2021

2021 Capstone team awards

We announce the winners of the 2021 Capstone Film Fest and the Technical Excellence Awards.

small jet in the sky

Tue, 06/15/2021 | University of Washington Magazine

New law of physics

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

Scott Crossfield in astronaut suit

Tue, 06/15/2021 | University of Washington Magazine

Scott Crossfield

This A&A alumnus ('49, '50) was the first to fly at twice the speed of sound, laying the groundwork to go into space.

Student Excellence Awards

Fri, 06/11/2021

A&A Student Excellence Awards 2021

We introduce you to the six students who received this year’s awards for Research, Teaching, and Service.

Anita Gale

Fri, 06/04/2021

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.

Zap Energy Photo

Wed, 05/26/2021 | GeekWire

Seattle startup ZaP Energy lands $27.5M to build commercial fusion reactor without magnets

A&A's Flow Z-Pinch Lab spinoff ZaP Energy has landed $27.5M to build commercial reactor without magnets.

Headshot Kristi Morgansen

Wed, 05/26/2021 | College of Engineering

Engineering Equity

Kristi Morgansen reflects on the value of the UW ADVANCE program as it supports gender equity in the STEM field.

Cat Hannahs

Mon, 05/24/2021

Cat Hannahs makes the Husky 100

Senior Cat Hannahs joins the exclusive annual list of 100 students who are making the most of their time at the UW.

A coral reef with orange fish swimming around

Tue, 04/20/2021 | UW News

Analyzing the barely perceptible

Researchers from A&A's Laboratory for Engineered Materials and Structures refine image-analysis methods to capture subtle coral movements.

Mehran Mesbahi

Fri, 04/16/2021 | UW Aero & Astro

Mesbahi appointed J. Ray Bowen Endowed Professor

Mehran Mesbahi receives this honor for excellence in educational innovation and curriculum development.

Gloria Yin

Tue, 04/13/2021 | UW Aero & Astro

Gloria Yin wins AIAA second for origami wave isolation

Gloria Yin wins AIAA second place for research showing potential of using origami for wave isolation.

Michelle Graebner

Mon, 04/12/2021 | UW Aero & Astro

Graebner wins AIAA first place for Z pinch research

Undergraduate Michelle Graebner wins first for her work on the potential application of a Z pinch for space travel.

carbon fiber

Tue, 03/23/2021 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

The carbon fiber state

Advanced Composites Center co-director Marco Salviato speaks to the versatility of carbon fiber composite and its big role here in Washington.

Kristi Morgansen

Fri, 02/26/2021 | UW Aero & Astro

Morgansen elected AIAA Fellow

AIAA elects Chair Kristi Morgansen as one of only 28 Fellows this year, one of the highest honors in aerospace.


Thu, 02/18/2021 | UW Aero & Astro

New law of physics finds a sweet spot for aircraft efficiency

A&A researchers in the Computational Fluid Mechanics Lab prove the existence of a new law of physics.

Khalil Jones

Mon, 02/08/2021 | UW Aero & Astro

Khalil Jones named 2021 Matthew Isakowitz Fellow

Khalil Jones awarded the elite Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship to advance commercial spaceflight.

Carter Vu

Tue, 02/02/2021 | Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

A&A junior Carter Vu nominated for the Goldwater Scholarship

Carter Vu is a UW nominee for the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. 

man standing on a rock

Fri, 01/29/2021 | UW Aero & Astro

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.

Sarah Li standing on a hill overlooking a river

Wed, 01/13/2021 | UW Aero & Astro

Sarah Li named Amelia Earhart Scholar

Ph.D. student Sarah Li wins Amelia Earhart Scholarship for her dynamic games approach to autonomous networks.

Aidan Hunt inspects a marine energy turbine

Mon, 01/04/2021 | UW Mechanical Engineering

UW's marine renewable energy research gets a boost

Two recent funding announcements from the U.S. Department of Energy are good news for UW’s marine renewable energy research.

screenshot of a capstone video

Wed, 12/30/2020 | College of Engineering

Leveraging this moment

Ed Connery discusses how A&A senior capstones were reimagined due to the pandemic.

Carter Vu

Wed, 12/23/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

A&A’s Carter Vu named 2020 Astronaut Scholar

Carter Vu was selected for the elite Astronaut Scholarship, established to support rising STEM leaders in the US.