State Relations

January 19, 2015

Boeing, UW open research lab on Seattle campus

Via UW Today:

The Boeing Advanced Research Center, located in the Department of Mechanical Engineering on the UW campus, will let students and faculty members work collaboratively with Boeing engineers on aircraft and spacecraft assembly and manufacturing. Four initial projects are underway at the UW, led by Boeing-employed affiliate instructors and UW engineering professors.

Leaders from the UW and Boeing formally launched the center with speakers and a tour of the facility Monday. Gov. Jay Inslee, UW President Michael K. Young and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner were among those who attended and spoke.

“Both the University of Washington and The Boeing Company are tremendous drivers of innovation in Washington,” Inslee said. “Partnerships, like that being announced today through the formation of the Boeing Advanced Research Center, will ensure our students have the skills needed to compete and win in the future. I am excited to watch the next generation of aerospace leaders take flight here in Washington state.”

UW External Affairs Vice President Randy Hodgins and State Relations Associate Marissa Ingalls sent these photos from the event:

Ribbon Cutting at BARC

Left to right: UW President Michael K. Young, Boeing Commercial Airlines President Ray Conner, Gov. Jay Inslee and UW College of Engineering Dean Michael Bragg at the ribbon cutting.Randy Hodgins

Gov. Inslee Tours BARC

Gov. Jay Inslee learns about riveting from Boeing engineer Riley Hanson Smith, left, and Sai Krovvidi, a UW doctoral student in mechanical engineering, at the opening of the Boeing Advanced Research Center on campus.Marissa Ingalls