Wednesday, May 1, 2013 LASP lecture LSTB Auditorum 299
doors open 7 pm, lecture at 7:30 pm Dr. Greg Kopp
The Sun, Climate, and a New Solar Mission
See details here.
Wednesday, April 19, 2013
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 K.D. Wood Colloquium - DLC Collaboratory at 2:00pm
Many of the safety concepts incorporated into aircraft today resulted from jury verdicts, post-crash, resulting in death or serious injury. Wouldn’t it have been better if these features were designed by engineers as part of the original design process?
Richard Schaden, Founder of Beyond the Edge, will discuss his experience as a young engineer in the aircraft industry where he found management resistive to many safety issues. Later as a trial lawyer, he found that companies listened when juries spoke through large verdicts in product liability cases.
Reception to follow at 3:00pm.
Read the flier for additional details.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 K.D. Wood Colloquium - ROOM ECCR 200 Noon
It Actually Is Rocket Science: Space Launch, 50 Years and Counting
Michael Gass, CEO and President of United Launch Alliance (ULA), will talk about the continuing evolution of expendable launch systems and the corresponding development of the joint venture that has provided unparalleled mission success fo national security space and NASA science missions, and is poised to grow into the new market of commercial human space flight. In this context he will discuss the changing landscape of the U.S. space programs for space access and exploration and the continuing mission of expendable launch systems in providing dependable and affordable access to space for a wide spectrum of USG national security, science, and commercial mission requirements.
Contact email@example.com for more information.
Thursday, December 1, 2011 Scott Tibbitts, Entrepreneur Talk - Old Main, Boulder campus, "From McGuckins to Pluto: Adventures in Space Entrepreneurship' (see flier for details).
Wednesday, November 30, 2011: The K. D. Wood Colloquium will be presented by Elaine Oran (Naval Research Laboratory) in the Discovery Learning Center on the Boulder campus. Her presentation on "Turbulence and Stochasticity in High-Speed Reactive Flows" will start at noon; all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. See abstract.
AES Faculty Research Seminars: Wed, Nov 16, 2011 & Fri, Nov 18, 2011
As part of the process of promotion to full professor, faculty will give research seminars in the Onizuka Conference Room from 12:00 noon - 1 pm on the following days:
Wed, Nov 16 - Kurt Maute
Fri, Nov 18 - Jeff Thayer
Friday, September 30, 2011 Please come to a Panel on Human Space Flight from 11:00 am to 12 noon in the Old Main Chapel, CU Boulder campus, to be moderated by Prof David Klaus of AES. Panelists include Joe Tanner, former astronaut and current AES senior instructor, who will discuss the International Space Station; Dr. Kenneth Stroud, an AES alumnus and former NASA engineer, who is involved in developing Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser spacecraft; and Dr. Alan Stern, CU Astrophysics alumnus and prior administrator for NASA, who is a Associate Vice President with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) here in Boulder. Read more.
April 15, 2011: The Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder held a second annual Industry Symposium to present its aerospace engineering design projects. The Aerospace Engineering Design Symposium was held on Friday, April 15, 2011 in the Discovery Learning Center at the University campus. More details can be found at the Aerospace Senior Design web site as well as the UAS Vision web site.
Friday, October 8, 2010, Mark Sirangelo of Sierra Nevada Corp will present a K. D. Wood Colloquium on Commercial Aerospace Industry: Current and Future in the DLC Bechtel Collaboratory (small lunch served). See flyer for details.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010, K.D. Wood Colloquium presented by Prof. Harlan Spence of the University of New Hampshire at noon in the DLC Bechtel Collaboratory, small lunch served. Topic: The Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter: Mission Challenges and Early Results. See flyer for details.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010, K.D. Wood Colloquium, "Design Assessment on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's 4th Anniversary ," presented by Dr. Jim D. Chapel of Lockheed Martin Systems at noon in the DLC Bechtel Collaboratory, small lunch served. See flyer. Presentation is here.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010, K.D. Wood Colloquium, "The Human Experience of Orbiting the Earth," with Joseph P. Allen, Former Scientist Astronaut at noon in the DLC Bechtel Collaboratory, small lunch served. See flyer.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009, K. D. Wood Colloquium, "Exploring the Cosmos from the Moon", with Prof Jack Burns, CASA, University of Colorado at Boulder at noon in the DLC Bechtel Collaboratory, small lunch served. See flyer.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009, K. D. Wood Colloquium with Prof Mory Gharib of California Institute of Technology in the DLC Bechtel Collaboratory, noon. See flyer.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009, K. D. Wood Colloquium with Dr. Bruce Jakosky on "The 2013 MAVEN Mission to Mars" in the DLC Bechtel Collaboratory, noon. See flyer.
Tuesday - Thursday, March 17-19, 2009, CDIO Region of the Americas Meeting, hosted by the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at University of Colorado at Boulder campus. Registration details here. Please see press release for more details. Please note: We are taking late registrations up through March 5, and the Millennium Hotel has extended its special rate through March 5.
Monday, February 9, 2009, Presentation by former astronaut Charlie Camarda on Innovative Engineering Design: A Template to Teaching Innovative Problem Solving of Complex Multidisciplinary Design Problems, DLC Bechtel Collaboratory, noon. See flyer.
Thursday, September 4, 2008, Special Screening of "Flyboys"
Friday - Sunday, June 27-29, 2008, 5-Year Reunion, AES Class of 2003.
Friday, May 9, 2008, 10:30am, ASEN Graduation Reception & Senior Projects Awards Ceremony. DLC Lobby.
Thursday, April 17, 2008, 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.: Professional Research Experience Program (PREP), Poster Session. UMC Aspen Rooms UMC 285-287-289.
Monday, March 17, 2008 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm. Discovery Learning Center, Lincoln Labs Technical Seminar by Richard I. Abbot, Ph.D., Physics/Meteorology, University of Texas–Austin: “A System for Predicting Close Approaches and Potential Collisions in Geosynchronous Orbits.”
Friday, February 29, 2008 K.D. Wood Colloquium 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm. Dr. Tom Woods - Solar Research at LASP: Aerospace Engineering Applications
Thursday, February 21, 2008 K.D. Wood Colloquium 12:30 - 1:45 pm Mark Lewis, USAF Chief Scientist
Tuesday, February 5, 2008. Spring 2008 Luncheon. Lunch: 11:30am, Presentation: 12:15pm. Presentation by Kamran Mohseni: Bio-Inspired Aerial and Underwater Vehicles for Environmental Sensor Networking.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008. 12:00-1:00pm. Vikram Deshpande: Biomechanics of the Cytoskeleton: Cell Contractility and Mechanosensitivity of Cell Adhesion
Friday, January 25, 2008 K.D. Wood Colloquium 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm. Prof. Charbel Farhat in the Bechtel Collaboratory, Discovery Learning Center
December 5, 2007 Research Seminar Paul Graf: Developing Systems Engineers for the Aerospace Industry
November 28, 2007 Research Seminar James Maslanik: Unmanned Aerial Systems in the Arctic: Applications and Challenges
October 19, 2007 Reception Dean Robert Davis and his wife, Shirley, hosted a reception for the AES faculty and guests in honor of
- Professor Dan Scheeres, A. Richard Seebass Chair
- Associate Professors Kurt Maute and Hanspeter Schaub, H. Joseph Smead Faculty Fellows
- Graduate students Stephanie Golmon and Jason Roadman, H. Joseph Smead Graduate Fellows
and in appreciation of the very important contributions of Ann Becher Smead and Michael Byram.
Other distinguished guests included Chancellor Bud Peterson, Lanny Pinchuk, Merc Mercure, and former astronaut, James Voss.
August 30, 2007 Film Screening Close to 300 alumni, students, faculty and staff of the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences had a rare opportunity to view “In the Shadow of the Moon” before release to the general public, courtesy of distributor THINKFilm Company. Directed by David Sington, the movie has rare NASA footage of launches and interior shots of astronauts during their missions. The story of how Man landed on the Moon, told through interviews of the surviving crew members from all nine Apollo missions, held the audience riveted as the astronauts confided their thoughts during takeoff, upon seeing the blue ball of Earth for the first time, or the surface of the Moon with its lifeless landscape set against the blackness of space. A raffle held before the movie included posters of the film and two photographs of the actual images on Mission Control computers of the first step on the Moon by Astronaut Neal Armstrong. A reception for alumni, faculty, and grad students was held in the UMC following the movie.
August 23, 2007 Former Astronaut Loren Shriver spoke to students, faculty and staff of Aerospace Engineering Sciences about his experiences in space and other highlights of his 30-year career with NASA, and presented a $10,000 check to the AES department. Shriver is a veteran of space flights in 1985, 1990, and 1992, and later served as space shuttle program manager for launch integration at the Kennedy Space Center. Currently, Shriver is vice president and chief technology officer of United Space Alliance, a company jointly owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin which is under contract with NASA to operate the space shuttle fleet and the international space station. (Story from College eNotes.)