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Tue, 04/16/2019 | LA Times

Amazon's entry into the satellite internet market sets up another faceoff between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

LA Times quotes Interim Chair Morgansen about the competition to provide broadband internet through networks of small satellites.

Mon, 04/15/2019 | Aerospace America

Alum profile: Working on a product that helps keep people safe

Alum Maggie Wintermute is profiled for her work at Honeywell Aerospace and her A&A training and looks to the future of aviation.

Mon, 04/15/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A partners with Chomarat, JCATI to advance composites and train students

A&A has partnered with JCATI and aerospace company Chomarat to advance composites research and bring hands-on experience to students.

Sat, 04/13/2019 | ABC News 4 Charleston, SC

Drones designed by students with Boeing's AerosPACE program take flight over Johns Island

A&A students in Boeing's AerosPACE capstone program designed, built, and flew drones in a multi-university effort.

Mon, 04/08/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Varanasi named the 2019 A&A Distinguished Alumnus

Rao Varanasi will accept his Distinguished Alum award at the 2019 A&A graduation, where he will also serve as graduation speaker.

Fri, 04/05/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Plasma flows may provide the missing ingredient to a cheaper, more compact route to nuclear fusion

A&A's FuZE Lab has developed a smaller, cheaper method for thermonuclear fusion using a Z-pinch to compress flowing plasma.

Fri, 03/29/2019 | Phi Kappa Phi

Gustavo Fujiwara awarded dissertation fellowship

A&A's Gustavo Fujiwara has been awarded a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi dissertation fellowship.

Thu, 03/21/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Composites work wins second Mary Gates Scholarship for John Buffalo

After a six-month internship at SpaceX, John Buffalo has returned to win a second Mary Gates Scholarship.

Wed, 03/13/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Alexis Harroun named one of Aviation Week's 20 Twenties

A&A congratulates alum Alexis Harroun for her selection into Aviation Week’s prestigious 20 Twenties list for 2019.

Mon, 02/11/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A launches a CubeSat team

A&A grad students Charlie Kelly and Taylor Reynolds have founded a new CubeSat team to advance department research.

Wed, 02/06/2019 | Brooke Owens Fellowship

A&A's Cat Hannahs wins Brooke Owens Fellowship

A&A’s Cat Hannahs will be at SpaceX this summer as a vehicle engineering intern through a Brooke Owens Fellowship.

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.