High Altitude Zeppelin Experiment launches successfully

Last April, the UW High Altitude Zeppelin Experiment (HAZE) team successfully launched a high altitude, semi-rigid airship from Moses Lake. The airship was in the air for 120 minutes and landed approximately 10 kilometers northwest of Walla Walla — nearly 135 kilometers away from where it started. “This launch was two years in the making, … Continue reading

NCWIT Summit empowers young women in techology

In May, WSGC scholar Karolina Pyszkiewicz was selected student ambassador to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Summit 2014 in southern California. This event brought together over 700 industry professionals to discuss gender issues in computing and ways to encourage more women to enter the technology field. Before leaving for her summer … Continue reading

Space Grant advisor and fellow take CoE honors

The University of Washington’s College of the Environment recently honored Space Grant advisor J. Carlos Chavez with its Distinguished Staff Award for 2013. Karl Lang, a Space Grant fellowship recipient, received the Outstanding Community Impact Award. Carlos has served as Space Grant advisor and student programs coordinator for the past five years. At the award … Continue reading

WSU student receives Space Grant fellowship for unique UAV research

Christopher Chaney, a graduate student in mechanical engineering at Washington State University, received a Washington NASA Space Grant Fellowship to work on a novel Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The research project in which he is involved focuses on developing a remotely piloted aircraft to demonstrate flight under power from a PEM fuel cell and liquid … Continue reading

Touring space with those who’ve been there

Hi there! My name is Brenna and I’ve been a Space Grant scholar since July 2012. I’ve been recruited to be the first “guest blogger” for the WSGC’s new online newsletter, so here goes! The topic: some of my experiences as a student ambassador for the Museum of Flight…and why you should all go check … Continue reading

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