Skip to main content

News & Events


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.

Fri, 02/16/2018 | UW News

Prof. Yang Co-Authors Paper on Wearable Sensors

UW engineers have turned tissue paper into a wearable sensor that can detect human movement.

Wed, 02/07/2018 | National Academy of Engineering

Muilenburg Elected to NAE

Congratulations to Dennis Muilenburg (MS ‘90) who has been elected to the 2018 Class of the NAE.

Wed, 01/17/2018

The 2018 Diamond Awards

Congratulations to Dennis Muilenburg (MSAA ‘90) on receiving the 2018 Dean’s Diamond Award.

Tue, 01/16/2018 | UW 360

Distinguished Alumna Featured in UW360

UW360 features Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann, first female Boeing test pilot, local aviation pioneer, and '17 Diamond Awardee.

Thu, 11/30/2017 | IT Connect

Students discover the power of scientific supercomputing to advance their research

UW doctoral students Laurel Marsh and Whitney Thomas are discovering the advantage that Hyak, the UW’s on-site shared cluster supercomputer, can bring to their research.

Fri, 11/17/2017

AIAA Member Spotlight

A&A Professor and College of Engineering Dean Michael Bragg was selected for the Member Spotlight in Momentum, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' November newsletter.

Tue, 11/14/2017

Young Visionaries

Congratulations to doctoral students Charlie Kelly and Akihisa Shimazu, who won the “Future of Electric Propulsion: A Young Visionary Paper Competition" at this year's International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC) in Atlanta, GA.

Wed, 10/25/2017

Fujiwara Again Wins AIAA Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Gustavo Eidji Camarinha Fujiwara, a PhD student in the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, for winning the AIAA AVIATION 2017 - Best Student Paper Award.

Wed, 10/18/2017

Eren Wins AIAA GNC Award

Congratulations to doctoral student Utku Eren on receiving the "Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Graduate Award 2017-2018" from the Technical Committees of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Thu, 09/28/2017

Mesbahi Named To Endowed Professorship

Congratulations to A&A Professor Mehran Mesbahi, who has been 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 team’s project, titled ‘Multidisciplinary Arduino Project-Based Learning in Early Engineering Education,’ will involve the development of tools, materials and educational plans to provide and support project-based learning with computation, electronics and mechanical systems along multiple pathways in early engineering education.

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

Congratulations to Gustavo Eidji Camarinha Fujiwara, a PhD student in the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics who has been awarded the Josephine de Karman Fellowship. He was one of only eight students selected in a highly competitive process from a pool of about 400 applicants from universities nation-wide.

Tue, 08/22/2017

Hangai Prize Winners

A&A Doctoral student Hiromi Yasuda and his advisor, Professor JK Yang, have been awarded the Hangai Prize, which is given for the best paper submitted to the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Conference.

Fri, 07/28/2017

Waas elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to A&A Professor and Chair Anthony Waas who has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in recognition of his outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the Academy in bringing the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington.