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Jim Nabity

James Nabity honored as Outstanding Faculty Advisor for 2017

May 18, 2017

Congratulations to associate professor James Nabity for earning the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The award recognizes faculty and staff advisors who demonstrate exceptional advising skills and serve as role models to other advisors. He received glowing nominations for the award from... Read more »
Commercial plane in flight.

Frequent flyers advised: Radiation risk may be on the rise

May 16, 2017

A heads-up for commercial air crews and other frequent fliers: The risk of exposure to radiation particles screaming Earthward from space may increase a bit in the next few years as the activity of our sun decreases, says a CU Boulder professor. There are more than 100,000 commercial airline flights... Read more »
Delores Knipp

Knipp Honored with 2017 CEDAR Prize Lecture

April 26, 2017

Congratulations to research professor Delores Knipp , who has been selected to give the 2017 CEDAR Prize Lecture. Knipp is receiving the honor for her space weather research “unraveling the physical connection between shock-led interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs) and the subsequent response in the neutral thermosphere." CEDAR, the Coupling,... Read more »
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2017 Senior Design Symposium Success!

April 21, 2017

It's senior design time! The Aerospace Engineering Student Projects Symposium was April 21, 2017 in the Gallogly Discovery Learning Center. Students gave presentations on their projects, designed to solve real-world engineering problems faced by sponsoring businesses and labs. Check out our Flickr album for photos.Read more »
QB50 Successful Launch.

We Have Liftoff! Student-Built Satellite Launches from Cape Canaveral

April 18, 2017

Members of the Challenger team with the microsatellite before it left CU Boulder. A University of Colorado Boulder student-built microsatellite is on its way to the International Space Station. The satellite, named ‘Challenger’, had a successful lift off Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 9:11 AM MDT from Cape Canaveral. It... Read more »
Illustration of robot landing and moving on an asteroid.

Jay McMahon Lands NASA Grant for Soft Robots in Space

April 10, 2017

Illustration of robot landing and moving on an asteroid. If humans in future decades realize a goal of mining asteroids for water, Jay McMahon may very well be able to take credit for helping to make it happen. McMahon, 34, is the recipient of one of 15 Phase I proposals... Read more »
Students at NREL

Undergraduate Internship Fair Wednesday, April 5

April 4, 2017

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Three Students Earn National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

March 29, 2017

2017 Aerospace Honorees Michael DeLuca Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust ( IMPACT ) in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics ( LASP ) "I investigate cosmic dust and the instruments we use to study it. In my NSF application, I proposed to develop an instrument to... Read more »
Bobby Braun

Five Questions for Dean Bobby Braun

March 28, 2017

When Robert Braun was 11, a neighbor brought him to work at the Goddard Space Center in Maryland. Braun was interested in space, and that day, the Viking 1 lander was scheduled to touch down on Mars, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to land on another planet. The youngster stood... Read more »
Dan Scheeres giving a presentation.

Groundbreaking space missions, student success focus of CU Boulder Aerospace Summit

March 10, 2017

Alumni, industry execs and other space buffs celebrated the state’s growing prominence in aerospace—from probing the Bennu asteroid to an array of industry partnerships—at the second annual CU Boulder Aerospace Summit earlier this week. The summit, held at the History Colorado Center in Denver, featured an inside look at some... Read more »

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