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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.

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

SARP wins Spaceport America Cup

SARP, the UW rocketry team, clinched the top spot as the 2019 Judge’s Choice and Overall Winner with its hybrid rocket.

Mon, 06/24/2019 | GeekWire

Rocketeers from University of Washington take the prize at Spaceport America Cup

The SARP team took the Judge’s Choice and Overall Winner Award at the largest collegiate rocket engineering contest.

Tue, 06/18/2019 | BARC

BARC awarded $1.2 million Washington state grant to advance composites research

A&A's composites research and industry collaborations to receive a boost through BARC award from Washington state.

Fri, 06/14/2019 | Foster Blog

WM Launch Services wins Best Innovation/Technology in startup competition

WM Launch Services won the Perkins Coie Best Innnovation/Technology prize at the 2019 Dempsey Startup Competition. A&A graduate students Finn van Donkelaar and James Penna and alum Casey Dunn founded the startup to develop a more efficient space launch system for large payloads.

Thu, 06/13/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Remembering alumnus George Jeffs

A&A remembers George Jeffs, an aerospace legend from the Apollo missions to the development of GPS satellites.

Wed, 06/12/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

KWT gets a data acquisition upgrade

KWT’s student crew eases the transition from the old DAQ to a new one, a six-month process.

Mon, 06/10/2019 | GeekWire

Univ. of Washington’s Husky Robotics is on a roll, as Mars rover offers students a big engineering project

Husky Robotics competed in the University Rover Challenge (URC), an international event that accepted 36 teams with a goal of showcasing designs for the next generation of Mars rovers.

Wed, 06/05/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Origami for designing novel materials and structures

Professor Jinkyu Yang’s research team in the LEMS Lab is designing and fabricating origami-inspired aerospace structures.

Fri, 05/24/2019 | UW News

Origami-inspired materials could soften the blow for reusable spacecraft

A&A researchers have developed a novel solution, inspired by origami, to help reduce impact forces.

Fri, 05/17/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Through icing research, KWT installs structural upgrades

Funding targeted toward enhancing UW ice accretion research leads to KWT structural upgrades.

Wed, 05/15/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A faculty nominated by students for FACET awards

Eight A&A faculty members have been recognized by the 1st annual FACET awards program.


Sat, 05/11/2019 | GeekWire

Washington Hyperloop slims down its pod racer for Elon Musk’s next big contest

UW Hyperloop is going for the top prize in Elon Musk’s competition. This time they’ve got their racer down to fighting weight.

Mon, 05/06/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A's Professor Christopher Lum to move to Boeing

A&A looks forward to continued collaboration with Professor Christopher Lum after his transition to Boeing.

Thu, 05/02/2019 | UW Aero & Astro

A&A wins three awards at AIAA Region VI conference

A&A students won first in master's, first in team, and third in undergraduate at the AIAA Region VI Conference.

Wed, 05/01/2019 | College of Engineering

Kristi Morgansen appointed department chair

Professor Kristi Morgansen has accepted the position of Chair of the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department. Says College of Engineering Dean Mike Bragg, "Her experience and dedication to the mission and excellence of A&A will serve the department and college well." 

Mon, 04/22/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

RAIN Lab's research on the science of sync published in Science

Research on sync and the structure of networks by the RAIN Lab, led by Mehran Mesbahi, was published in Science.


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.