CU students building unmanned aerial system to combat African rhino poaching

May 13, 2014

Watch CNN at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday May 13, 2014) to learn about CU Engineering graduate students who are building an unmanned aerial system to combat African rhino poaching and illicit wildlife trafficking. Led by Professor Jean Koster, the CU students from several engineering departments are working with student teams from Finland, South Africa and Germany to compete in the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge.

Lanny Pinchuk receives Honorary Doctorate from CU-Boulder

May 13, 2014

Lanny Pinchuk, a friend of the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) for many years, received a richly deserved Honorary Doctorate at the May 9, 2014 Commencement Ceremony at CU-Boulder.  He is a founding member of the AES External Advisory Board, established in 1998 by A. Richard Seebass.  See for a synopsis of Lanny’s unselfish, unending dedication to the department, the campus and the community.

NASA Administrator to Tour Space Lab, Speak at University of Colorado-Boulder

April 15, 2014

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will tour the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and speak with students and faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder on Friday, April 18.

CU Symphony’s Planets to feature astronomical video, astronaut Tanner on 4/29

April 11, 2014

Joseph Tanner, four-time space shuttle veteran and senior instructor in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU-Boulder, will introduce each piece with the latest scientific information about each of the planets.

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Business community invited to AeroSpace Ventures Day on 4/17

April 11, 2014

Members of the business community are invited to attend AeroSpace Ventures Day on April 17 at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Aerospace Day at the Capitol

March 26, 2014

Colorado legislators simultaneously lauded the state's aerospace industry Monday and criticized the U.S. government for yanking funding from NASA.

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Astronaut-alum heading to International Space Station

March 25, 2014

When CU-Boulder astronaut-alumnus Steve Swanson thunders into the heavens March 25 headed for the International Space Station, his journeys from Earth to space and back again will be decidedly different from his past missions. - See more here

NASA Astronaut Pettit Visits Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department

March 18, 2014

 “There are frontiers everywhere,” said NASA Astronaut Don Pettit (Ph.D) in his opening remarks at a March 6 seminar at the University of Colorado.

AES Graduate Program Ranks in Top 10 in US News & World Report

March 12, 2014

U.S. News & World Report has released its Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2015. Aerospace jumped from 14th last year to 9th in 2015, and is now ranked 6th among public institutions. The campus news release can be viewed here.

Professor Argrow Briefs the Colorado Legislature on UAS

February 17, 2014

On January 28, the Colorado State Legislature invited several aerospace companies and the University of Colorado Boulder to brief them on the unmanned aircraft industry and its related technologies.  Professor Brian Argrow represented CU-Boulder and emphasized the educational and research programs that enable the development of both the UAS technologies and what is expected to be an explosion in the UAS industry.