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Mon, 04/06/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Affiliate professor Robert Dougherty wins AIAA aeroacoustics award

Robert Dougherty, who teaches Aircraft Noise in A&A, won the AIAA 2020 Aeroacoustics Award.

Thu, 04/02/2020 | UW College of Arts & Sciences

500 years of innovation

A&A Chair Kristi Morgansen celebrates Leonardo DaVinci's study of nature to inspire engineering.

Tue, 03/31/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Kourosh Hadi named A&A's Distinguished Alumnus 2020

Boeing's Kourosh Hadi is being honored for his contributions to the field of aeronautics and to the department.

Mon, 03/30/2020 | Crosscut

Human Elements: Through origami, science unfolds

A&A's JK Yang informs design, medicine and the future of space travel with a single sheet of folding paper.

Mon, 03/23/2020 | Seeker

Why engineers turned to origami to create reality-bending metamaterials

A&A researchers have developed a solution to help reduce impact forces, harvest energy for electronics, and more.

Mon, 03/23/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Updating Apollo 11

Researchers show us what we gain by applying optimization algorithms to the iconic mission.

Fri, 03/06/2020 | UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs

UW Honors students use art to disrupt the narrative on homelessness

A&A's Danny Roberts curates part of an exhibit to change the narrative of homelessness with "Real Change."

Tue, 03/10/2020 | PC Games

Kerbal Space Program 2 heads to space while grounded in science

Professor Uri Shumlak advises Kerbal Space Program 2, a video game grounded in orbital physics for interstellar travel.

Wed, 03/04/2020 | UW College of Engineering

Accelerating innovation

The Jones + Foster Accelerator has helped engineering students propel their startups toward a sustainable future. 

Wed, 02/19/2020 | Popular Mechanics

Revolutionizing rocket launches

Popular Mechanics delves into James Koch's mathematical breakthrough explaining the behavior of a rotating detonation engine.

Wed, 02/26/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Society of Women Engineers awardees

A&A's Jaspreet Kaur Sidhu and Sarah Li received Outstanding Female Awards by the UW Society of Women Engineers.

Tue, 02/25/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

A&A CubeSat secures exclusive NASA spot

NASA picks A&A's CubeSat for the CubeSat Launch Initiative, providing preparation services and a ride into space.

Tue, 02/18/2020 | UW News

More efficient rockets

Ph.D. student James Koch's research on rotating detonation engines may aid in building cheaper, lighter spacecraft.

Wed, 02/05/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

The "Paper Boys" deliver

ECE's James Rosenthal and A&A's Charlie Kelly unpack attention-grabbing science headlines with levity in an engaging podcast.

Fri, 01/24/2020 | IOP Science

New book on Particle Tracking Velocimetry

A&A Professor Dana Dabiri and 2019 alum Charles Pecora published a new book "Particle Tracking Velocimetry."

Mon, 01/27/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Brooke Owens Fellows

The Brooke Owens Fellowship has selected A&A's Kristina Dong and Monica Kim for the 2020 cohort of Fellows.

Mon, 12/09/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering

UW Hyperloop: On track to STEM

UW Hyperloop has a new goal: get more kids excited about engineering.

Wed, 08/15/2018 | GeekWire

No GPS? No problem! Researchers test new and improved systems to track drones

The Autonomous Flight Systems Lab developed a backup navigation system if GPS satellites fail.

Tue, 01/14/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Good vibrations

A&A's Chun-Wei Chen contains energy for better structures, smoother rides, and higher efficiency.

Thu, 12/26/2019 | Seattle Times

Federal space push is an opportunity for Washington

A&A Chair Kristi Morgansen quoted in Seattle Times on the opportunity for the UW with new federal space activities.

Fri, 12/20/2019 | UW Aero & Astro

A&A's Little to develop data science methods for plasma optimization

A&A professor Justin Little won an award from the Air Force to apply data science methods to plasma physics.

Wed, 12/18/2019 | The Seattle Times

Amazon to launch new satellite-communications headquarters in Redmond

A&A Chair Kristi Morgansen is quoted on the growing satellite activity in the Seattle area and the corresponding challenge of space debris.

Wed, 12/18/2019 | UW Aero & Astro

Açıkmeşe wins IEEE Technical Excellence Award

Açıkmeşe won the IEEE's Control Systems Society's 2019 Technical Excellence Award in Aerospace Control.

Mon, 12/09/2019 | GeekWire

Satellite mega-constellations stir a debate over avoiding catastrophic orbital crashes

First UW Space Symposium keynote speaker Kevin Chilton wades into debate over mega-constellations.

Wed, 12/04/2019 | UW Space Policy and Research Center

Charting the rules for space: A new UW center convenes policymakers and engineers

Co-Directors Kristi Morgansen and Saadia Pekkanen explain the need for the Space Policy and Research Center and the unique advantage the UW provides.