Tue, 07/12/20222022 A&A Research Showcase
A&A organized our 1st Annual Research Showcase featuring cutting-edge research projects from our graduate students.
Mon, 07/11/2022Fusion energy is finally getting its moment
Investment in fusion energy, including in A&A’s research and spinoffs, is taking off with advances in computing.
Thu, 07/07/2022A&A Student Excellence Awards 2022
We are pleased to announce the 2022 cohort of students honored by our department-wide Student Excellence Awards!
Mon, 06/27/20222022 capstone team awards
We announce the winners of the 2022 Capstone Film Fest and the Technical Excellence Awards.
Wed, 06/22/2022 | GeekWireMore funding for fusion: Seattle startup lands $160M and reveals technology breakthrough
GeekWire quotes A&A's Chris Hansen about the breakthrough of Uri Shumlak's spinoff company.
Wed, 06/22/2022 | New York TimesA Big Step Toward Fusion Energy Is Hailed by a Seattle Start-Up
Uri Shumlak's Zap Energy hit a key milestone, putting the company close to reaching the energy break-even point.
Wed, 06/22/2022Reiner Decher is writing about the mechanics and history of aerospace for the masses
A&A professor emeritus Reiner Decher is writing about the mechanics and history of aerospace for the curious.
Wed, 06/22/2022Paper by Daniel Crews wins IEEE first place
Crews’s paper on the validity of quasilinear theory wins best student paper at IEEE Conference
Wed, 06/01/2022 | UW MagazineFrom 'Star Wars' to the stars
NASA is going back tot he moon and planning to land humans on Mars, thanks in part to Orion manager Howard Hu ('91, '94)
Sun, 05/29/2022 | UW MagazineGary Lai, '99, helps lead Blue Origin into space
Gary Lai was one of the first 20 employees of Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin aerospace company. In March, he joined five other passengers for the company's fourth manned suborbital space flight.
Tue, 05/24/2022Mike Taniguchi (‘71) is the 2022 A&A Distinguished Alum
Mike Taniguchi, expert in liquid rocket propulsion, is the 2022 Distinguished Alum.
Mon, 04/11/2022NSF supports our research into why nanofoams are full of surprises
NSF supports an A&A and ME collaborative investigation of a novel new material.
Thu, 03/31/2022 | UW Foster BlogEnvironmental Innovation Challenge rewards student ventures
A&A's Carter Vu earned the Grand Prize in the 2022 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge for a plastic recycling process.
Mon, 03/28/2022 | UW NewsUW graduate and professional disciplines again place high in US News’ best graduate school rankings
A&A's graduate program ranks 17th in aerospace engineering, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Fri, 03/25/2022 | Clean Energy InstituteMicrogrids for energy sovereignty
Alumna Stephanie Bostwick aims to bring clean energy to her classroom at Northwest Indian College and to the Lummi Nation.
Mon, 03/21/2022 | GeekWireBlue Origin gives ‘SNL’ comedian Pete Davidson’s suborbital seat to the spaceship’s chief architect
Gary Lai (A&A '99), Blue Origin's chief architect for the New Shepard launch system, gets a ticket to space.
Wed, 03/16/2022 | GeekWireWave Motion wins $1.3M award to work on prototype jet-gun launcher for U.S. Navy
A start-up founded by three A&A alumni won $1.3M from the U.S. Navy to develop a barrel-less space launcher technology.
Tue, 03/01/2022NSF invests in UW’s plasma modeling
The National Science Foundation invests in our labs to advance plasma modeling for propulsion and cleaner energy.
Mon, 02/28/2022 | NASANASA Promotes Howard Hu to Lead Orion Ahead of First Artemis Mission
Howard Hu will lead NASA's Orion as the program prepares to send its first uncrewed flight test around the Moon.
Mon, 02/14/2022Space matters
SPARC sets the course for space research and policy partnerships in the Pacific Northwest.
Thu, 02/10/2022 | GeekWireUniv. of Washington student tests trivia smarts in 'Jeopardy! National College Championship'
A&A's Kaden Lee speaks with GeekWire about competing on Jeopardy!
Wed, 01/26/2022Rao and Usha Varanasi receive 2022 Diamond Award
Rao (A&A PhD '68) and Usha Varanasi are the 2022 UW College of Engineering Diamond Award Honorees for Distinguished Service.
Fri, 01/14/2022SEDS wins two chapter awards at SpaceVision
SEDS is a burgeoning chapter at UW, recently winning the Chapter of the Year award and the Chapter Diversity award.
Wed, 01/05/2022Aithal awarded Condit Fellowship
Abhiram Aithal chosen as the Condit Dissertation Year Fellow, a new award to help PhD students finish their degree.
Thu, 12/09/2021Behçet Açıkmeşe elevated to 2022 IEEE Fellow
Professor Açıkmeşe voted IEEE Fellow for optimization-based nonlinear control and planetary landing systems.