The University of Washington Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics (UW A&A) strongly believes in the importance and benefits of a diverse learning environment, workplace and society.  UW A&A is actively engaged in pursuing the National Science Board Recommendations for increasing diversity in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields (Broadening Participation in Science and Engineering Faculty and Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators:  Identifying and Developing Our Nation’s Human Capital).  Our goal is to significantly increase the number of persons from underrepresented communities (minorities, women, and persons with disabilities) receiving post-secondary degrees (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy) and pursuing careers in aerospace-related industry and the academy.

We support the University of Washington’s diversity statement:

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the departmental application process contact the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics directly at [206-543-1950] or the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at

In order to achieve our goals of increased diversity, the UW A&A department sponsors and participates in a number of Department, College and University outreach, recruitment and retention activities.