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Mon, 07/31/2023 | Empowered Startups

Emerging technology aims to predict the probability of wildfires

Empowered Startups highlights the work of its capstone team developing a drone prototype for wildfire prevention.

Mehran Mesbahi

Tue, 07/18/2023 | UW News

Eight UW professors elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Professor Mehran Mesbahi will be inducted into the 2023 class of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Aero & Astro 2023 student excellence awards graphic

Mon, 07/10/2023

A&A Student Excellence Awards 2023

A&A announces the 2023 Student Excellence Awards for research, teaching and service.

The UW AISES First Nations Launch team

Thu, 07/06/2023 | UW Materials Science & Engineering

First Nations students rocket to success

A materials-heavy rocket challenge leads to a win in Wisconsin for UW's AISES team including A&A's Grace Pardini.

Mitsuru Kurosaka portrait

Thu, 07/06/2023

A&A fluids professor Mitsuru Kurosaka retires

Kurosaka, who joined the A&A Department in 1987, reflects on his research and inspirations over his career.

Taewan Kim

Wed, 07/05/2023 | UW+Amazon Science Hub

UW+Amazon Science Hub announces 2023-2024 Amazon Fellows

A&A Ph.D. student Taewan Kim received an Amazon Fellowship for his research on optimization algorithms.

Image of crab and stars from UW Magazine cover

Fri, 06/30/2023 | UW Magazine

Where coastal meets celestial

UW Magazine features the cutting-edge research of Sea Grant and the A&A-based Space Grant.

Professor Mehran Mesbahi

Wed, 06/21/2023 | UW Electrical and Computer Engineering

New NSF Center for Soil Technologies

Professor Mesbahi will oversee the new center's efforts in satellite system development for soil remote sensing.

Snapshots of the College's formal dances this year

Tue, 06/20/2023 | UW College of Engineering

A formal education

A&A's Space Ball is one of a handful of formal dances across the College of Engineering this year post-COVID.

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.

High-speed camera photo of a plasma in Zap's device

Wed, 05/31/2023 | GeekWire

Zap Energy lands $5M federal grant and 'vote of confidence' in pursuit of fusion power

Zap Energy will receive $5 million from a new federal program for the commercial development of fusion power.

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.