SPARC Inaugural Symposium

December 6, 2019, The HUB, University of Washington

UW Space Dialogues

The UW Space Dialogues are presented by the UW Space Policy and Research Center to bring together experts across the university and the Pacific Northwest to foster collaboration and strengthen practice and research across academia, government, non-profits, and industry. 

Save the dates:

February 3, 2020
March 2, 2020
April 6, 2020
May 4, 2020


Aeronautics & Astronautics Chair’s Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series

November 18, 2019 | HUB 145 | Reception at 3:30pm, Talk at 4pm
Brian Argrow, Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder
“Supercells to Supersonics: Aerospace Engineering Applied to Atmospheric & Weather Research”

December 2, 2019 | HUB 334 |Reception at 3:30pm, Talk at 4pm
Erik Komendera, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
“Autonomous In-Space Assembly and Servicing: Recent Research and the Path to Practice”


Past SPARC events

October 14, 2019
UW Space Dialogue: Nicolas Gaume, Co-Founder and CEO, Space Cargo Unlimited
Nicolas Gaume spoke briefly about Space Cargo Unlimited which operates pressurized vehicles to leverage the opportunities that Low Earth Orbit offers to develop useful applications for Earth in various areas. He introduced a new initiative which is the first comprehensive private research program on micro biology applied to agriculture on the ISS. 

September 30, 2019
A&A Chair’s Distinguished Seminar Series: Meeko Oishi, University of New Mexico
“Probabilistic safety and control via stochastic reachability in autonomous systems”

April 26, 2019
NW Additive Manufacturing Symposium in partnership with PNAA

December 7, 2018
The NExT Era of Aerospace in partnership with PNAA