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Mon, 01/14/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

U.S. Department of Energy awards advance fusion research at the UW

A&A was awarded grants from the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fusion Energy Sciences.

Mon, 01/07/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Ph.D. student Rob Grover on his research, the InSight probe landing

A&A’s Rob Grover explains experiencing the landing of the Mars InSight probe after six years of preparations.

Fri, 12/21/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A’s Ray Golingo moves to Fuse in Montreal

A&A says farewell to Professor Ray Golingo as he transitions to Montreal-based start-up Fuse to advance fusion energy experimentation.

Wed, 12/12/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A’s Australia summer program helps forge future directions with LSAMP

A&A Australia, a summer program led by Professor JK Yang and supported by LSAMP, fuses art and STEM into structures and composites research and opens up new pathways for UW students who didn’t expect to be able to study abroad.

Fri, 12/07/2018 | Live Science

While You Weren't Looking, Engineers Combined a Plane and a Blimp to Make a Plimp Airship

A&A Interim Chair Kristi Morgansen comments on the potential and challenges of a new hybrid aircraft.

Thu, 12/06/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Laura McGill joins the ranks of A&A Distinguished Alumni

A&A honors Laura McGill (BSAA ’83) with the 2018 Distinguished Alum Award. McGill has been a trailblazer throughout her career in the aeronautics industry.

Wed, 12/05/2018 | UW College of Engineering

Igniting a passion

UW SARP's chief engineer, A&A's Jess Grant, relates what it takes to compete, and win, in the Spaceport America Cup.

Thu, 11/15/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Justin Little appointed assistant professor

A&A welcomes Justin Little, whose research focuses on the intersection of electric propulsion and plasma physics.

Tue, 11/06/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Women in Aerospace: Making engineering accessible to girls

One of A&A’s newest clubs is reaching out to elementary and middle school girls to show them examples of women engineers.

Mon, 10/29/2018 | University of Washington

STARS benefits Cordero

A&A's Cordero succeeds under STARS, which gives students from underserved communities an extra year at UW before launching into engineering.

Thu, 10/25/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

UW celebrates centennial of aeronautics instruction

A&A celebrated 100 years of aeronautics instruction, bringing together for a day-long event Boeing executives, UW leaders, current and former faculty, partners and alumni. 

Tue, 10/23/2018 | Geekwire

Morgansen joins other space community leaders to advocate for a WA rocket testing site

Interim Chair Kristi Morgansen and other leaders of the Seattle-area space community discussed with lawmakers the need for a rocket testing site in WA.

Wed, 10/17/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Fujiwara wins SAE Doctoral Engineering Scholarship

A&A’s Fujiwara won one of only two 2018 SAE Doctoral Engineering Scholarships.

Wed, 10/10/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A drone mapping project advances wildfire modeling

A&A’s Autonomous Flight Systems Lab is partnering with the US Forest Service to improve the efficiency of data collection for wildfire modeling.

Mon, 10/08/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A’s Meera Unadkat interned at Virgin Orbit through Brooke Owen's Fellowship

A&A's Meera Unadkat worked as a structures engineering intern, her main job being to test fasteners used on LauncherOne.

Sat, 09/29/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A's Charlie Kelly wins NASA Fellowship

A&A's Charlie Kelly awarded major NASA fellowship to slow down satellites as they enter the atmospheres of space bodies, a major engineering challenge.

Thu, 09/27/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A’s Finn van Donkelaar’s innovative space launch proposal wins AIAA 1st place

After his first place win at AIAA, A&A’s Finn van Donkelaar is teaming up with colleague James Penna to advance prototypes of an innovative space launch system.

Tue, 09/18/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

UW Hyperloop Team Wins Innovation Prize at SpaceX Competition

The UW Hyperloop Team used an innovative propulsion method to place as the top U.S. team and clinch an innovation award at the SpaceX competition.

Fri, 08/24/2018 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Secrets of the sky

A&A students learn how to design commercial airplanes from Boeing engineers and Mechanical Engineering faculty.

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.

Wed, 08/15/2018 | UW News

Flying blind

A&A researchers create a method to keep drones on course when GPS signals fail.

Thu, 04/26/2018

Dean's Medal Recipient

A&A Student Trevor Hedges has received a 2018 Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence.

Fri, 03/23/2018

Two A&A Research Projects Awarded Mary Gates Scholarships

Minh Nguyen and John Buffalo were selected as 2018 Mary Gates Scholars.

Thu, 03/08/2018

ACL Creates Algorithms for Robotic Systems

The Autonomous Controls Laboratory develops algorithms that enhance the on-board decision making and autonomous capabilities of robotic systems.

Tue, 02/20/2018 | UW Engineering

Undaunted determination

Osa Igbinosun, a former Navy pilot and now A&A Ph.D. candidate, researches how to use resources found on astronomical bodies such as the moon, Mars and asteroids.