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Carter Vu

Wed, 12/23/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

A&A’s Carter Vu named 2020 Astronaut Scholar

Carter Vu was selected for the elite Astronaut Scholarship, established to support rising STEM leaders in the US.

man standing on snow covered ground near a drone flying

Mon, 11/23/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Peering into snow

The Autonomous Flight Systems Lab outfits a drone to monitor snowpack.

two people against a starry night sky

Thu, 10/29/2020 | UW News

UW Space Symposium

Nov 6: Join us for this all-day event exploring the tech & policy issues of autonomous operations in space.


Wed, 10/21/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Hawkmoth research yields lessons in agile flight

A&A research of the biological sensing mechanisms of the hawkmoth informs the advancement of aerospace systems.

Richard Scherrer

Fri, 09/25/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Estate gift from Richard Scherrer (‘42) creates new faculty support fund

Richard Scherrer (‘42) planned a surprise estate gift that will help A&A fill a priority need.

SEDS UW logo

Fri, 09/25/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

SEDS takes off

A new club out of the aeronautics & astronautics department seeks students interested in space exploration from around the UW.

Wed, 09/16/2020 | AIAA

Livne wins AIAA Ashley Award 2021

The Ashley Award for Aeroelasticity recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding and application of aeroelastic phenomena.

Jinkyu Yang, Eli Livne and Marco Salviato

Wed, 09/16/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

A&A's structures faculty win major honors

September proves to be a successful month for A&A's structures faculty Jinkyu Yang, Eli Livne and Marco Salviato.

Wed, 09/02/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

A&A's fusion energy labs receive $3.5M

The funding moves us closer to initial commercialization for cost-competitive fusion energy.

Mon, 08/24/2020 | UW Magazine

The queen of the skies goes quiet

Hit by the global pandemic, British Airways is retiring the Boeing 747, designed by Joseph Sutter (A&A ’43).

Wed, 08/19/2020 | IEEE Control Systems Magazine

A conversation with Behçet Açıkmeşe

IEEE Control Systems Magazine interviews Professor Açıkmeşe on his early career and the field’s future directions.

Mon, 08/17/2020 | College of Engineering

STAR(S) Student

STARS graduate Ivan Cordero on what he's been up to since completing his A&A degree.

Fri, 08/07/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Hide and seek

A&A's Autonomous Flight Systems Lab is building a drone-based machine learning dataset to find those lost in wilderness.

Tue, 07/14/2020 | GeekWire

Former Spaceflight CEO and French entrepreneur join forces to launch astronaut training startup

A&A alum and Visiting Committee member Jason Andrews co-launches start-up Orbite to train future space tourists.

Tue, 07/07/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

A&A Student Excellence Awards 2020

Announcing the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics' 2020 Student Excellence Awards.

Mon, 07/06/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

2020 capstone award honorees announced

A&A is thrilled to announce these 2020 capstone awards as a wonderful close to this most unusual academic year.

Tue, 06/23/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

AIAA region VI student conference awards 2020

Two A&A papers won recognition from the 2020 AIAA Region VI Student Conference.

Mon, 06/15/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Dr. Ed Habtour to join A&A faculty

Habtour brings an impressive track record of academic, industry, Department of Defense and national lab experience.

Fri, 06/12/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

A message from A&A Chair Kristi Morgansen

A&A Chair Kristi Morgansen reflects on the close of this year and the challenges we face.

Fri, 05/29/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Innovate is what we engineers do: The A&A capstones pivot

A&A capstone teams adjusted deliverables in the wake of closures of UW facilities and social distancing rules.

Fri, 05/29/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

2020 Capstone Film Fest

As we couldn't gather together for the usual Capstone Poster Sessions, A&A debuts the Capstone Film Fest.

Mon, 05/18/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Modeling COVID-19 transmission: Apply aerospace

A&A alum Dan Klein draws on his controls training to model the transmission of COVID-19 in King County.

Tue, 05/12/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Ferrante and Yang win FACET awards

A&A's Ferrante and Yang are recognized for their influence on the professional development of their students.

Wed, 05/06/2020 | Wired

After 60 years, explosion-powered rockets are nearly here

A&A's James Koch figures out the mathematical model that explains the patterns in a rotating detonation engine.


Mon, 05/04/2020 | UW College of Engineering

Job searching during COVID-19

Advice for students on how to navigate the near-term engineering job market.