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Wed, 10/18/2017

Eren Wins AIAA GNC Award

Congratulations to Utku Eren on receiving "GNC Graduate Award 2017-2018" from AIAA.

Thu, 09/28/2017

Mesbahi Named To Endowed Professorship

Congratulations to Mehran Mesbahi, named to a new Endowed Professorship in Control Systems and Networks.

Tue, 09/19/2017

A&A Team Wins UW College of Engineering Strategic Instruction Initiative

The project will develop tools to provide and support learning with computation, electronics and mechanical systems.

Mon, 09/18/2017 | Seattle Times

Bruckner quoted in Seattle Times

Seattle-based digital imaging company BlackSky has won the backing of Europe’s largest satellite maker, Thales Alenia Space, and expects to open a satellite manufacturing facility in the Seattle area with 30 to 35 initial employees, company co-founder Jason Andrews said Friday.

Wed, 09/13/2017

Eric Schultz passes away

We were saddened to learn that alumnus Eric Schultz (MS 97) passed away. Schultz was a Lieutenant Colonel and pilot in the US Air Force and was flying a training mission when his plane crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range, near Nellis Air Force Base.

Tue, 08/29/2017

Fujiwara Awarded de Karman Fellowship

PhD student Gustavo Fujiwara is one of eight students nation wide to be awarded the Josephine de Karman Fellowship.

Tue, 08/22/2017

Hangai Prize Winners

Hiromi Yasuda and JK Yang have been awarded the Hangai Prize, given for best paper at the IASS Conference.

Fri, 07/28/2017

Waas elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to Professor and Chair Anthony Waas for being elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Mon, 07/17/2017

Dr. Paul Bevilaqua awarded 2018 AIAA Daniel Guggenheim Medal

Visiting Committee Member, Dr. Paul Bevilaqua was awarded the 2018 AIAA Daniel Guggenheim Medal

Fri, 06/16/2017

AIAA Best Paper Award

“Experimental Investigation of a Baffled-Tube Ram Accelerator” named best paper by ASME Propulsion Committee.

Fri, 06/09/2017

2017 Distinguished Alumna - Heather P. Ross

Heather P. Ross has spent her career in aviation, as an engineer, 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 AFSL, which researches commercial and humanitarian applications of drones.

Fri, 05/05/2017

Kim receives Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Helen Kim has received the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship for 2017-18.

Fri, 05/05/2017

Foight receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Doctoral student Dillon Foight received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Fri, 05/05/2017

Sierra Adibi receives National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Sierra Adibi, a PhD student, has just received a National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship.

Fri, 05/05/2017

First A&A Dean’s Medalist

Alexis Harroun has been selected as a 2017 College of Engineering Dean's Medalist for Academic Excellence.

Mon, 03/27/2017

Robotics reboot

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

Tue, 04/04/2017

A&A Grad Wins Caltech Space Challenge

Grad student Daniel Crews' Team Explorer won first prize at the 2017 Caltech Space Challenge.

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.

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).

Fri, 03/10/2017

Two of Antonino Ferrante's papers chosen for special review

The Journal of Fluid Mechanics selects one paper published in their journal for special review by an expert.

Fri, 03/10/2017

In Memoriam: Anita Abrego

It is with much sadness that we share the loss of alumna Anita Abrego (BS ’94).

Fri, 03/10/2017

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

Marco Salviato has been named the recipient of the ASME Haythornthwaite Young Investigator Award.

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.

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.