Students

A&A Student Clubs & Organizations

Design, Build, Fly (DBF)

The AIAA through the Applied Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Design Engineering and Flight Test Technical Committees and the AIAA Foundation invites all university students to participate in the Cessna/Raytheon Missile Systems Student Design/Build/Fly competition. The contest will provide a real-world aircraft design experience for engineering students by giving them the opportunity to validate their analytic studies.

Student teams will design, fabricate, and demonstrate the flight capabilities of an unmanned, electric powered, radio controlled aircraft which can best meet the specified mission profile. The goal is a balanced design possessing good demonstrated flight handling qualities and practical and affordable manufacturing requirements while providing a high vehicle performance.

Faculty Adviser: Prof. Chris Lum
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Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion (SARP)

The Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion (SARP) is a group of students at the University of Washington that has come together to design, build, test, and launch an experimental hybrid rocket. Our mission is to develop reusable hybrid rocket technology as well as to apply scientific and engineering theory with hands on experience.

Faculty Adviser: Prof. Carl Knowlen
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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

The nonprofit American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession. The AIAA branch chapter at the University of Washington facilitates outreach between the national AIAA organization and students studying for degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.

Faculty Adviser: Prof. Jim Hermanson

Women in Aerospace at the University of Washington

The Women in Aerospace club will provide a forum to discuss diversity issues in the field of aerospace engineering, and organize outreach programs to encourage young women to pursue careers in aero/astro. Club membership is open to all UW students, regardless of gender identity.

Staff Adviser: Ed Connery
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A&A CubeSat Team

The A&A CubeSat Team is an organization of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students working together to design, build, and test CubeSats. Our mission is to teach students the fundamentals of space systems and provide a hands-on experience that complements academic work.

Faculty Advisers: Prof. Mehran Mesbahi and Prof. Behcet Acikmese