In space and on the ground, informatics alum has high aspirations

/ January 13, 2022/ News about us

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.

WSGC programs for incoming undergraduates at UW remove letters of reference requirement

/ June 18, 2021/ Official announcements

The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce that our University of Washington scholarship programs for incoming undergraduates will no longer require letters of reference as part of the application process. This change is effective immediately for our scholarships for community college transfer applicants and for first-year student applicants.

Robert Winglee (1958–2020)

/ December 28, 2020/ Official announcements

We are devastated to announce that Robert Winglee, director of Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium and of the Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline, has passed away.