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Fri, 06/14/2019 | Foster Blog

WM Launch Services wins Best Innovation/Technology in startup competition

WM Launch Services won the Perkins Coie Best Innnovation/Technology prize at the 2019 Dempsey Startup Competition. A&A graduate students Finn van Donkelaar and James Penna and alum Casey Dunn founded the startup to develop a more efficient space launch system for large payloads.

Thu, 06/13/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Remembering alumnus George Jeffs

A&A remembers George Jeffs, an aerospace legend from the Apollo missions to the development of GPS satellites.

Wed, 06/12/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

KWT gets a data acquisition upgrade

KWT’s student crew eases the transition from the old DAQ to a new one, a six-month process.

Mon, 06/10/2019 | GeekWire

Univ. of Washington’s Husky Robotics is on a roll, as Mars rover offers students a big engineering project

Husky Robotics competed in the University Rover Challenge (URC), an international event that accepted 36 teams with a goal of showcasing designs for the next generation of Mars rovers.

Wed, 06/05/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Origami for designing novel materials and structures

Professor Jinkyu Yang’s research team in the LEMS Lab is designing and fabricating origami-inspired aerospace structures.

Fri, 05/24/2019 | UW News

Origami-inspired materials could soften the blow for reusable spacecraft

A&A researchers have developed a novel solution, inspired by origami, to help reduce impact forces.

Fri, 05/17/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Through icing research, KWT installs structural upgrades

Funding targeted toward enhancing UW ice accretion research leads to KWT structural upgrades.

Wed, 05/15/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A faculty nominated by students for FACET awards

Eight A&A faculty members have been recognized by the 1st annual FACET awards program.

 

Sat, 05/11/2019 | GeekWire

Washington Hyperloop slims down its pod racer for Elon Musk’s next big contest

UW Hyperloop is going for the top prize in Elon Musk’s competition. This time they’ve got their racer down to fighting weight.

Mon, 05/06/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A's Professor Christopher Lum to move to Boeing

A&A looks forward to continued collaboration with Professor Christopher Lum after his transition to Boeing.

Thu, 05/02/2019 | UW Aero & Astro

A&A wins three awards at AIAA Region VI conference

A&A students won first in master's, first in team, and third in undergraduate at the AIAA Region VI Conference.

Wed, 05/01/2019 | College of Engineering

Kristi Morgansen appointed department chair

Professor Kristi Morgansen has accepted the position of Chair of the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department. Says College of Engineering Dean Mike Bragg, "Her experience and dedication to the mission and excellence of A&A will serve the department and college well." 

Mon, 04/22/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

RAIN Lab's research on the science of sync published in Science

Research on sync and the structure of networks by the RAIN Lab, led by Mehran Mesbahi, was published in Science.

 

Tue, 04/16/2019 | LA Times

Amazon's entry into the satellite internet market sets up another faceoff between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

LA Times quotes Interim Chair Morgansen about the competition to provide broadband internet through networks of small satellites.

Mon, 04/15/2019 | Aerospace America

Alum profile: Working on a product that helps keep people safe

Alum Maggie Wintermute is profiled for her work at Honeywell Aerospace and her A&A training and looks to the future of aviation.

Mon, 04/15/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A partners with Chomarat, JCATI to advance composites and train students

A&A has partnered with JCATI and aerospace company Chomarat to advance composites research and bring hands-on experience to students.

Sat, 04/13/2019 | ABC News 4 Charleston, SC

Drones designed by students with Boeing's AerosPACE program take flight over Johns Island

A&A students in Boeing's AerosPACE capstone program designed, built, and flew drones in a multi-university effort.

Mon, 04/08/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Varanasi named the 2019 A&A Distinguished Alumnus

Rao Varanasi will accept his Distinguished Alum award at the 2019 A&A graduation, where he will also serve as graduation speaker.

Fri, 04/05/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Plasma flows may provide the missing ingredient to a cheaper, more compact route to nuclear fusion

A&A's FuZE Lab has developed a smaller, cheaper method for thermonuclear fusion using a Z-pinch to compress flowing plasma.

Fri, 03/29/2019 | Phi Kappa Phi

Gustavo Fujiwara awarded dissertation fellowship

A&A's Gustavo Fujiwara has been awarded a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi dissertation fellowship.

Thu, 03/21/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Composites work wins second Mary Gates Scholarship for John Buffalo

After a six-month internship at SpaceX, John Buffalo has returned to win a second Mary Gates Scholarship.

Wed, 03/13/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Alexis Harroun named one of Aviation Week's 20 Twenties

A&A congratulates alum Alexis Harroun for her selection into Aviation Week’s prestigious 20 Twenties list for 2019.

Mon, 02/11/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A launches a CubeSat team

A&A grad students Charlie Kelly and Taylor Reynolds have founded a new CubeSat team to advance department research.

Wed, 02/06/2019 | Brooke Owens Fellowship

A&A's Cat Hannahs wins Brooke Owens Fellowship

A&A’s Cat Hannahs will be at SpaceX this summer as a vehicle engineering intern through a Brooke Owens Fellowship.