With support from WA Space Grant, University of Washington students win the grand prize at the 2023 First Nations Launch. Read the story from the UW’s Materials Science & Engineering department.
From vaccines to space travel — the projects for four of the UW aeronautics and astronautics students participating in our 2022 SURP program ran the gamut! Read the feature from the UW Aero & Astro department.
It has been more than half a century since Vera Rubin attained her Ph.D. — we’re in a whole new millennium now. Has astronomy changed for the women in its ranks? Or have the women in its ranks changed astronomy?
UW Space Grant and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation scholar Carter Vu is a member of the team who achieved the grand prize in the 2022 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge.
Shannon Gatta’s work is out of this world. Gatta, who graduated from the iSchool in 2020 with a degree in Informatics, works as a data engineer for the private aerospace company Blue Origin, has completed the first level of private astronaut training, and has interned at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Langley Research Center. For academic year 2019-2020, Gatta was the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation scholar at UW.
After five years, 25,000 hours, and work by dozens of students (from high school to graduate level), HuskySat-1 is in space. On Saturday, Nov. 2, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia carrying HuskySat-1 among other science investigations and cargo.