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Nick Andrews headshot

Fri, 06/02/2023 | The Graduate School

A&A Doctoral student Nick Andrews receives Fulbright fellowship

Andrews will use his Fulbright to conduct AUV subsea inspection and intervention tasks in Norway.

Chris Hayner

Tue, 05/23/2023

Chris Hayner awarded NASA NSTGRO Fellowship

A&A’s Chris Hayner awarded NASA fellowship to develop a trajectory planner for planetary landing missions.

Prize team winners and one holding a big check

Thu, 05/18/2023

Team Freyr is “Golden” in the Buerk Center’s Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

A&A undergrad Morgan Golden talks farming, flying, and FREYR’s recent EIC win with new fertilizer software system.

Radha Poovendran

Wed, 05/17/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor Radha Poovendran to be UW lead for NSF-funded ACTION Institute

Poovendran is the UW lead for a new institute to leverage artificial intelligence to defend against cyberthreats.

Thijs Masmeijer

Tue, 05/16/2023

A&A’s Thijs Masmeijer heads to University of Ljubljana with Graduate School Boeing International Fellowship

Thijs Masmeijer builds collaboration with University of Ljubljana to engineer structures inspired by spider webs.

Quentin Roberts

Wed, 05/03/2023

A&A’s Quentin Roberts places 2nd at AIAA competition

Quentin Roberts wins an AIAA second place for research on pre-ignition propellant mixing for an RDRE.

Starfish Otter pup in space

Wed, 05/03/2023

Tugs in space

A&A is working toward trajectory planning for precise space maneuvers with electric propulsion for Starfish Space.

Salma Hassanain

Mon, 04/24/2023 | UW Husky 100

A&A senior Salma Hassanain makes the Husky 100

Congratulations to Salma Hassanain for making the Husky 100, a list of 100 UW students!

Thomas Key headshot

Mon, 04/24/2023

Graduate student Thomas Key heads to Brazil with Boren Fellowship

A&A grad student Key will head to Brazil to work on small satellites to aid environmental conservation.

Jeff Peachman

Wed, 04/19/2023 | Fusion Industry Association on YouTube

A&A grad student Jeff Peachman delivers Fusion Industry Association newscast

The Fusion Industry Association selected Peachman to deliver the April 19 weekly newscast. Watch it on YouTube.

Howard Hu

Tue, 04/11/2023

Howard Hu is the 2023 A&A Distinguished Alumnus

The head of NASA’s Orion Program is the next A&A Distinguished Alumnus and 2023 graduation speaker.

Skeleton of a snake

Mon, 04/10/2023

Put more muscle into that structure

Adding soft actuation to rigid structures yields many key aerospace benefits, including strength, flexibility and efficiency.

Robert Sandusky

Thu, 02/16/2023

A&A remembers Bob Sandusky (MS ‘71)

The Chief Engineer of the Northrop-McDonnell Douglas “Black Widow II” advanced tactical fighter died in January.

Behçet Açıkmeşe headshot

Thu, 02/16/2023

Açıkmeşe elected AIAA Fellow

Behçet Açıkmeşe will be formally inducted into the AIAA Fellows later this year.

Kristi Morgansen

Fri, 02/10/2023 | KIRO 7

Lummi Nation students talk with NASA astronaut who worked with their experiment on ISS

Lummi Nation students spoke with ISS astronaut Josh Cassada about their experiment in a live chat event at the UW. 

Dana G Andrews headshot

Mon, 02/06/2023

A&A remembers Dana Andrews (BSAA '66)

Our 2014 A&A Distinguished Alumnus, board member and affiliate professor passed away in January.

Caleigh Stagnone

Mon, 01/30/2023 | Brooke Owens Fellowship

47 undergraduate students earn their place at leading aerospace organizations in the Brooke Owens Fellowship class of 2023

A&A senior Caleigh Stagnone was one of only 47 undergraduates nationwide to secure a 2023 Brooke Owens Fellowship.

Isabella Rieco

Tue, 01/17/2023

Isabella Rieco is the 2022 A&A Varanasi Fellow

Doctoral student Isabella Rieco from A&A’s SPACE Lab is the 2022 recipient of the Varanasi Endowed Fellowship.

 Rendering of the International Space Station

Tue, 01/03/2023

An A&A-developed experiment is going to the International Space Station

A&A researchers are developing a film evaporation experiment under a new grant from CASIS and the NSF.

KUOW logo and Chris Hansen photo

Thu, 12/15/2022 | KUOW

A step closer to a new form of renewable energy: Nuclear fusion

A&A’s Chris Hansen speaks with KUOW on what fusion energy is and the significance of the milestone at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Uri Shumlak

Tue, 12/13/2022

Uri Shumlak elevated to 2023 IEEE Fellow

IEEE elevated Uri Shumlak to Fellow for research of sheared flow stabilization of the Z pinch for fusion energy.

Headshots of three A&A faculty members

Mon, 12/12/2022

Our new faculty in their own words

A&A welcomes Karen Leung, Alvar Saenz Otero and Amir Taghvaei to expand our research in controls and enhance our capstone program.

Holland Kantner and Jayden Shafer

Tue, 12/06/2022 | UW College of Engineering

A pathway to engineering

Holland Kantner and Jayden Shafer come to A&A with some meaningful preparation.

Albatross aircraft

Mon, 12/05/2022

Design Build Fly charts a new course

Expanded membership and a reimagined organizational structure delivered a successful plane and groundwork for more.

Nathan Precup in Antarctica

Wed, 11/23/2022

A&A mourns the passing of Nathan Precup (MSAA '18)

We are saddened to announce the passing of alumnus and former KWT staff Nathan Precup.