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Mon, 01/27/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Brooke Owens Fellows

The Brooke Owens Fellowship has selected A&A's Kristina Dong and Monica Kim for the 2020 cohort of Fellows.

Fri, 01/24/2020 | IOP Science

New book on Particle Tracking Velocimetry

A&A Professor Dana Dabiri and 2019 alum Charles Pecora published a new book "Particle Tracking Velocimetry."

Tue, 01/14/2020 | UW Aero & Astro

Good vibrations

A&A's Chun-Wei Chen contains energy for better structures, smoother rides, and higher efficiency.

Thu, 12/26/2019 | Seattle Times

Federal space push is an opportunity for Washington

A&A Chair Kristi Morgansen quoted in Seattle Times on the opportunity for the UW with new federal space activities.

Fri, 12/20/2019 | UW Aero & Astro

A&A's Little to develop data science methods for plasma optimization

A&A professor Justin Little won an award from the Air Force to apply data science methods to plasma physics.

Wed, 12/18/2019 | The Seattle Times

Amazon to launch new satellite-communications headquarters in Redmond

A&A Chair Kristi Morgansen is quoted on the growing satellite activity in the Seattle area and the corresponding challenge of space debris.

Wed, 12/18/2019 | UW Aero & Astro

Açıkmeşe wins IEEE Technical Excellence Award

Açıkmeşe won the IEEE's Control Systems Society's 2019 Technical Excellence Award in Aerospace Control.

Mon, 12/09/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering

UW Hyperloop: On track to STEM

UW Hyperloop has a new goal: get more kids excited about engineering.

Mon, 12/09/2019 | GeekWire

Satellite mega-constellations stir a debate over avoiding catastrophic orbital crashes

First UW Space Symposium keynote speaker Kevin Chilton wades into debate over mega-constellations.

Wed, 12/04/2019 | UW Space Policy and Research Center

Charting the rules for space: A new UW center convenes policymakers and engineers

Co-Directors Kristi Morgansen and Saadia Pekkanen explain the need for the Space Policy and Research Center and the unique advantage the UW provides.

Mon, 11/25/2019 | UW Aero & Astro

A&A leads $1.2M NSF grant to advance autonomy through Mars missions insights

A research team spanning three universities led by A&A professor Behçet Açıkmeşe received a total of $1.2 million from the NSF.

Thu, 11/21/2019 | American Physical Society

A&A co-hosting major meeting on fluid dynamics

A&A's Professor Dana Dabiri is co-hosting the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics in Seattle.

Fri, 11/15/2019 | UW News

Jinkyu Yang part of $1.7M NSF grant to study corals

Associate professor Jinkyu Yang and a team of researchers have received a two-year, $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant to study coral growth.

Tue, 11/05/2019 | UW Aero & Astro

Journey from Jordan: An A&A student's uncharted exit from the Royal Jordanian Air Force

A fellowship brought Mohammad Al Jarrah to A&A after a difficult decision to leave the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

Thu, 10/31/2019 | Museum of Flight

Luella Armstrong: 2019 Pathfinder Award for Engineering

A&A alumna Luella Mae Armstrong (class of 1951) won the Pathfinder Award in Engineering from the Museum of Flight.

Fri, 10/11/2019

Take the student, faculty and staff climate survey

Do you learn, live or work at the UW? Just 20–30 minutes of your time can help make the University a better place. Deadline: Nov. 8.

Tue, 10/01/2019 | UW Aero & Astro

A&A professor Uri Shumlak elected American Physical Society Fellow

A&A's Uri Shumlak has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his Z-pinch research.

Fri, 09/27/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A's fluids and composites expertise crucial to UW Formula Motorsports

UW Formula Motorsports is seeking more team members and looking for A&A expertise. 

Wed, 09/25/2019 | UW Aero & Astro

The College of Engineering remembers Fred Ribe, Professor Emeritus and pioneer in nuclear fusion

Fred Ribe was a pioneer in fusion energy research in the UW nuclear engineering department.

Thu, 09/19/2019 | UW News

Plasma flow near sun's surface explains sunspots, other solar phenomena

A University of Washington study published this month in the journal Physics of Plasmas proposes a model of plasma motion that would explain the 11-year sunspot cycle and several other previously mysterious properties of the sun.

Thu, 09/12/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Landing big on Mars

A&A is researching supersonic retropropulsion, a leading technique to slow down and land large spacecrafts on Mars.

Tue, 08/13/2019 | UW News

Dr. Nancy Allbritton named dean of UW’s College of Engineering

Dr. Nancy Allbritton has been named the next Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering.

Thu, 08/08/2019 | SpaceNews

Apollo’s progeny: Today’s space entrepreneurs still standing on the moonshot’s shoulders

Audacy CEO and A&A alum Ralph Ewig is too young to recall live Apollo 11 coverage, but its influence on him was great.

Wed, 07/17/2019 | Reuters

Ancient origami inspires new rocket leg design

In the 50th anniversary year of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, A&A researchers are designing rocket legs inspired by Japanese origami.

Fri, 07/12/2019 | UW Space Policy and Research Center

UW Apollo Retrospective

For Apollo 11's 50th anniversary, UW presents reflections by those who were inspired to work toward a future in space.