Outstanding graduates. As a graduate of the CU Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) program, you are part of a distinguished group of aerospace leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs. Many AES alumni play key roles in the design of complex aerospace systems, and have established distinguished careers in both the public and private sectors. CU Boulder ranks among the top five U.S. universities (excluding military academies) in its number of astronaut alumni.

We are proud to count you among us.

Upcoming Events

Exclusive Meetup Series event just for Lockheed Martin's CU-Boulder alumni!

"GOES-R Satellite: Critical for Public Safety, Protection of Property and Commerce"
Presented by Dr. Steve Jolly, 
Lockheed Martin Chief Engineer 
Welcome by Kathy Tobey, VP and GM of Special Programs at Lockheed Martin

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Lockheed Martin
In the ASF Presentation Room, 
2nd Floor of the ASF Building

Co-hosted by the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and College of Engineering and Applied Science 

Enjoy a complimentary lunch with fellow CU Alumni at Lockheed Martin as Dr. Steve Jolly (Aero'82, PhD'92) discusses his work with the GOES-R program, the next generation weather satellites in geo-synchronous orbit. Kathy Tobey (ChemEngr'84, MS EngrMgmt'94), VP and GM of Special Programs, and Aerospace Engineering Department Chair Penny Axelrad will also speak. Time will be provided before and after the presentation to chat and network with Dr. Jolly, college representatives and fellow CU alumni who work at Lockheed Martin. 

Space is limited! Reserve your spot today

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AES Alumnus Elected to Fellow, AAS - 2011

Dr. David B. Spencer (PhD-1994, CU Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences), associate professor of aerospace engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, was elected to the grade of Fellow in the American Astronautical Society (AAS). The AAS has been designating Fellows of the Society since its founding 57 years ago, and, to date, has elected 438 distinguished men and women for this honor.

AES Alumna Awarded Amelia Earhart Fellowship - 2010/2011

Ashley Moore (BS-2006, UCB Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics) is the recipient of one of the 35 Amelia Earhart Fellowships awarded by Zonta International in 2010-2011. (Six current UCB students also received A.E. Fellowships this year!) Ashley earned her masters from California Institute for Technology and is currently pursuing a PhD at Ca-Tech in control and dynamical systems. See story here.