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Tue, 08/22/2017

Hangai Prize Winners

A&A Doctoral student Hiromi Yasuda and his advisor, Professor JK Yang, have been awarded the Hangai Prize, which is given for the best paper submitted to the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Conference.

Fri, 07/28/2017

Waas elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to A&A Professor and Chair Anthony Waas who has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in recognition of his outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the Academy in bringing the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington.

Mon, 07/17/2017

Dr. Paul Bevilaqua awarded 2018 AIAA Daniel Guggenheim Medal

Congratulations to A&A Visiting Committee Member, Dr. Paul Bevilaqua who has been awarded the 2018 AIAA Daniel Guggenheim Medal for the conception and development of the multi-cycle propulsion system and enabling technology for building and fielding of a supersonic V/STOL Strike Fighter.

Fri, 06/16/2017

AIAA Best Paper Award

The paper titled, “Experimental Investigation of a Baffled-Tube Ram Accelerator” was named as AIAA Best Paper by the ASME Propulsion Committee.

Fri, 06/09/2017

2017 Distinguished Alumna - Heather P. Ross

Heather P. Ross has spent her career in the aviation industry, as an engineer, military transport pilot, commercial airline pilot, customer demonstration pilot, engineering test pilot, speaker, mentor, and educator.

Tue, 05/30/2017 | The Daily

Eye in the sky: Student-led research on unmanned systems

Chris Lum discusses the Autonomous Flight Systems Laboratory, which brings undergraduates, graduates, and professors together to research commercial and humanitarian applications of drones.

Fri, 05/05/2017

Kim receives Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Congratulations to doctoral study Helen Kim on receiving the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship for 2017-18. This fellowship was established to assist the future of women in aerospace and related sciences and engineering. It is awarded annually to only 35 women from a pool of applicants world-wide, and recognizes those who demonstrate an outstanding academic record.

Fri, 05/05/2017

Foight receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Doctoral student Dillon Foight, who works with Professor Anshu Narang-Siddarth, is the recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Dillon, who was on the Dean’s List for 7 semesters, was also inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, the Physics Honors Society, and received the College of Arts and Sciences Student Research of the Year Award.

Fri, 05/05/2017

Sierra Adibi receives National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Sierra Adibi, a PhD student in the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, has just received a National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Sierra’s is currently working with Professor Kristi Morgansen in the Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Laboratory on novel applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in GPS-denied environments.

Fri, 05/05/2017

First A&A Dean’s Medalist

Senior Alexis Harroun has been selected as a 2017 College of Engineering Dean's Medalist for Academic Excellence. She has the distinction of being the first student from the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics to have been given this honor.

Tue, 04/04/2017

A&A Grad Wins Caltech Space Challenge

Congratulations to A&A graduate student Daniel Crews, whose Team Explorer won first prize at the 2017 Caltech Space Challenge held March 26 – 31, 2017.

Fri, 03/31/2017

Students win at AIAA Region VI Student Conference

Congratulations to our student award winners at the 2017 AIAA Region VI Student Conference March 17 -19 in San Jose, California.

Tue, 03/28/2017

Life on Mars?

Aeronautics & Astronautics alumna Ansley Barnard, BS ’12, is one of six volunteers living in an isolated dome on the slopes of Mauna Loa on Hawaii’s Big Island, where the geology mimics that of Mars. She’s participating in a NASA-funded Mars simulation mission, known as the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation project (HI-SEAS).

Mon, 03/27/2017

Robotics reboot

A profile of Husky Robotics, a student team involved in the University Rover Challenge, where teams from across the globe design and build remote-controlled space exploration vehicles. In its sixth year at the UW, the Husky Robotics team has turned its attention inward. By focusing on creating a solid foundation, the team hopes to set future generations of UW student roboticists on a path to success.

Fri, 03/10/2017

Two of Antonino Ferrante's papers chosen for special review

Every month, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics selects one paper published in their bi-monthly journal for special review by an expert in the field. The latest two papers published by Professor Antonino Ferrante (principal investigator of the Computational Fluid Mechanics group) have received this recognition.

Fri, 03/10/2017

In Memoriam: Anita Abrego

It is with much sadness that we share the loss of alumna Anita Abrego (BS ’94). Anita passed away on December 27, 2016.

Fri, 03/10/2017

A&A Assistant Professor Marco Salviato receives ASME Haythornthwaite Young Investigator Award

A&A Assistant professor Marco Salviato has just been named the recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Haythornthwaite Young Investigator Award. The prestigious award, based on selection by the ASME Applied Mechanics Division, recognizes excellence in theoretical and applied mechanics research for early career faculty and provides a grant to support the acquisition of key research equipment. The award will support Prof Salviato’s research on the development of bio-inspired materials and graphene nanocomposites.

Thu, 01/26/2017

In Memoriam: Professor Kuen Y. Lin

We mourn the passing of Professor Kuen Y. Lin on January 19, 2017. Professor Lin served on the A&A faculty for 33 years as a dedicated professor, mentor and colleague. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University and master’s and doctoral degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, Professor Lin spent six years in industry, working for Deere & Co. and The Boeing Company. Professor Lin was an expert in the areas of composite materials, finite element methods, and fracture mechanics, and co-creator of the Mar-Lin Fracture Model, which is used by the aerospace industry for the damage tolerant design of composite aircraft structures. He also developed a singular hybrid finite element method for the accurate analysis of bi-material fracture problems. His recent research efforts have direct applications to the critical technologies needed in developing the next generation of aerospace vehicles.

Wed, 01/25/2017 | Daily UW

Pod People: UW Hyperloop revs engines for SpaceX

The UW Hyperloop team makes it easy to believe that the Hyperloop is a straight shot to the future. A conceptual idea first proposed by Elon Musk in 2013, the Hyperloop uses a series of tubes to transport high-speed pods in an attempt to revolutionize transportation.

Wed, 01/18/2017

Darcy-Hennemann (BS '81) receives Diamond Award

Congratulations to alumna Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann (BS '81) who has received the UW College of Engineering Diamond Award for Distinguished Achievement in Industry. In addition to being a record-breaking chief pilot and director of flight training for Boeing, Suzanna was the first woman to serve as a Boeing test pilot, and the first female captain of the 747-400 and 777. We are proud of her accomplishments and of this well-deserved recognition.

Tue, 01/17/2017

Mia Lee wins AIAA competition

Last year, Mia Lee (BS '16) received the first place award in the undergraduate category at the 2016 AIAA Region VI Student Conference for her paper titled, "Tunable Bistability of Origami-based Mechanical Metamaterials." Mia was supervised by Prof. JK Yang and mentored by Hiromi Yasuda. As an award winner, Mia was invited to participate in this year's AIAA SciTech international student competition and she again won first place, triumphing over all of the other regional conference winners.

Mon, 01/09/2017

Paying it forward: An alum’s Husky Experience inspires giving back

Emilio Beltran ('99) discusses his experiences attending UW A&A, diversity programs, and the establishment of his Beltran Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Student Support.

Thu, 01/05/2017

Fujiwara awarded UW Graduate School LSGSF

Congratulations to UW A&A doctoral student Gustavo Eidji Camarinha Fujiwara, who has been awarded a UW Graduate School Latino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellowship (LSGSF) for the 2016-17 academic year. Gustavo has been recognized for his academic research, and for service that demonstrates his strong commitment to Latino/a communities.

Tue, 12/13/2016

Kristi Morgansen working on autonomous rocket systems at Blue Origin

On sabbatical this year, Professor and Associate Chair for Academics, Kristi Morgansen is working at Blue Origin on Guidance, Navigation and Control for their autonomous rocket systems.

Tue, 12/13/2016

UW Rotating Detonation Engine work featured in AIAA Aerospace America

Recently highlighted in the December issue of the AIAA Aerospace America 2016 Year in Review was work being done on the Rotating Detonation Engine (RDE) or Pressure Gain Combustor (PGC) by Professors Mitsuru Kurosaka and Carl Knowlen and their students.