Spring 2013

The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

A young Bill Boeing

In 1917 Bill Boeing made a personal gift of $6,000 to the UW to build a wind tunnel to test plane models. In return, the university offered aeronautics courses for engineers at his fledgling company. This act of generosity and foresight was the first gesture in a long relationship now honored through the naming of the A&A department. We salute Bill Boeing with photos, stories and more »


A Bridge to Engineering, A Bridge to Achievement

STEM Bridge students standing in front of giant W

For students from disadvantaged and under-represented groups with hopes to major in one of the STEM fields, UW Engineering extends a helping hand. Over the decades, more than 4,000 students have been bolstered by an expanding array of support services now known as the Minority Scholars Engineering Program. Read more »

Diamond Awards Eighth Annual Dinner

Diamond Awards trophies, closeup

Please join the College of Engineering on Friday, May 31, 2013 as we honor these five eminent engineers with 2013 Diamond Awards for their outstanding professional and community achievements.

Paul M. Anderson, ’67 BS Mechanical Engineering for Distinguished Achievement in Industry

Jon Magnusson, ’75 BS Civil Engineering for Distinguished Achievement in Industry

Albert Kobayashi, ’52 MS Mechanical Engineering for Distinguished Achievement in Academia

Tom Rolander, ’72 BS Civil Engineering, ’76 MS Electrical Engineering for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Kevin Ross, ’88 BS Computer Science for Distinguished Service

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