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Boeing Advanced Research Center

The Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC) represents a new paradigm in the execution of industrial research at the University of Washington. Boeing-employed affiliate instructors work in the lab side by side with faculty and students on joint research projects in the manufacturing and assembly of aircraft and spacecraft structures. Our goal is to foster:

  • collaborative basic and applied research
  • translational research and development
  • student education-related activities

Discover BARC

Upcoming events   

  • Seminar on Industrializing Composites for the Production System: Trends & Challenges
    by Tia Benson-Tolle, Director, Materials & Fabrication, Boeing as part of the
    2018-2019 Chair's Distinguished Industry Lecture Series on Jan 29 2019,
    3:30 p.m.
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Mechatronics project-based MS    Learn More

Earn a project-based Master of Science through the BARC Mechatronics research projects. Experience the design process in a team and gain significant practice in mechatronics development.

BARC projects   Learn More

Students work with Boeing engineers and faculty finding ways to make airplane assembly and manufacturing more efficient, automated and streamlined. Areas include machine learning, 3D printing techniques, designing lift devices or robot control interfaces.

Recent News   All News

Recent News

Washington Engineering/STEM Deans and Directors Meeting

Deans from Eastern Washington U, Western Washington U, Walla Walla U, St. Martin’s U, Seattle Pacific U., Seattle U., Washington State... Read More

05/11/2018 - UW News

Dennis A. Muilenburg (president, chair, and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company) visited BARC and UW. Photo with students,... Read More

Visit from Auburn Boeing Leadership

Boeing leadership, including Jack Meehan, from The Boeing Company Fabrication Division in Auburn visited BARC to review capabilities and... Read More