Aerospace Engineering

University of Colorado Boulder
  • Aerostat Team Photo

    About 10 students from University of Colorado Boulder are part of team Aircraft for Rhino and Environmental Defense AREND. In addition to the students from Colorado, it consists of students from South Africa, Germany and Finland. They are competing in the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge to design, build and fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to support anti-poaching operations at Kruger National Park in South Africa.

  • CU-Boulder AeroSpace Ventures

    CU AeroSpace Ventures is a collaboration among aerospace-related departments, institutes, centers, and industry partners to create knowledge and develop new technologies to observe, measure and better understand Earth and space. CU AeroSpace Ventures focuses on: 
    Unmanned and autonomous aircraft, small satellites, and Earth and space sensors.

  • Alumni award recipient

    Marine Corps Capt. Joseph Diniega (AeroEng’05) stopped by CU-Boulder recently to present a special American flag to the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES).

  • Summer interns
    STEM High School Students Visit AES

    As part of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable “Summer Internship Experience,” high school students from around the state visited CU-Boulder on June 19-20. The program includes visits to Colorado aerospace companies and organizations and gives STEM students an exceptional opportunity to gain valuable insight into the aerospace industry. Left, the Durango High School team preparing to launch their bottle rocket.

  • Space tug

    Out of 1,200 large objects in geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above the Earth, two-thirds of them are dead communications and Earth-observing satellites, spent rocket bodies, or pieces of such objects. Such debris creates a growing hazard for still-functioning satellites. Professor HP Schaub’s research is featured in Wired magazine.

  • Pillar Array

    AES faculty member Prof. Mahmoud Hussein and doctoral student Bruce Davis have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment, and even the creation of new devices that could turn the vast amounts of heat wasted at power plants into more electricity.

  • Team photo

    The goals of the GoJett graduate student unmanned aircraft project are to enable low cost supersonic flight testing and to investigate innovative technologies for tailless supersonic aircraft, such as compact, high performance jet engines and fluidic thrust vectoring. The current vehicle will begin low-speed flight testing this summer and is 6 feet long, 100 pounds, and has been designed for Mach 1.4 (about 1000 miles/hour).

  • Students in program
    Hands-on Undergraduate Program

    “I strongly credit my advancement in industry to the foundation that was laid during my time in the CU-Boulder aerospace undergraduate program.”
    Brian Woods (Aero ’03)
    Orion Sr. Systems Engineer
    Lockheed Martin

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