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Day to Night and Back Again: Earth’s Ionosphere During the Total Solar Eclipse

Aug. 10, 2017

Assistant professor Bob Marshall wants to know more about Earth's ionosphere, and the upcoming solar eclipse is giving him a rare chance to study it. “The eclipse turns off the ionosphere’s source of high-energy radiation. Without ionizing radiation, the ionosphere will relax, going from daytime conditions to nighttime conditions and... Read more »
Lucas Droste with the rocket.

After-School Rocketry Program Takes Flight

Aug. 3, 2017

Jaquelyn Romano and Lucas Droste are going through a pre-launch checklist, looking over the rocket, its payload, and ground station equipment. The University of Colorado Boulder aerospace seniors are preparing for a key mission: STEM Education. The pair are launching a three foot model rocket as part of a middle... Read more »
Three people working on a UAV.

'Project Drought' taps drones to measure water moisture at Colorado farm

July 28, 2017

CU Boulder engineers, scientists and students are teaming up with Black Swift Technologies of Boulder to use unmanned aircraft in the coming weeks to measure water moisture at a test irrigation farm in Yuma, Colorado. The testing will take place at the Irrigation Research Foundation (IRF), a research and demonstration... Read more »
Alan Sanchez

"I enjoy the opportunity to continuously challenge myself and grow in many facets of life." - Alan Sanchez

July 24, 2017

#ILookLikeAnEngineer is a way to combat the stereotype of what an engineer does and should look like. This hashtag is a way to inspire kids who might think that they do not fit the engineer mold to pursue a higher education in STEM.Read more »
Katherine Glasheen

Katherine Glasheen is designing drones to think differently.

July 18, 2017

Katherine Glasheen has a nickname fit for an engineer: machine, and it is not just because it rhymes with her last name. A second year aerospace PhD student, she has a drive to advance technology, and is conducting research on socially aware drones, a project that will become increasingly important... Read more »
Vanessa Aponte

Vanessa Aponte is advancing next generation space technology and next generation engineers

July 18, 2017

Vanessa Aponte (AeroEngr PhD '06) has rubbed shoulders with astronauts, designed equipment to travel into space, and worked with technology so specialized she is not allowed to talk about it. As a Lockheed Martin engineer and CU aerospace PhD graduate, she has achieved great things and is instilled with a... Read more »
Penny Axelrad

Stepping Down as Chair

July 18, 2017

Dear colleagues, alumni, and friends, For the past five years, I have had the honor of serving as chair of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, now newly named in honor of Ann and H.J. Smead. It has been an exciting time, especially over the past year. We welcomed Bobby Braun, a highly... Read more »
The space habitat unit for the mice.

Back home with researchers, more science ahead for ‘mice-tronauts’

July 10, 2017

The first 20 star-trekking mice to travel to the International Space Station, riding aboard a spacecraft built by Hawthorne-based Space X, have returned to their home lab at UCLA. But the mission isn’t over for the mice, plucked last week from their capsule in San Pedro , according to a... Read more »
Lisa Hardaway

NASA’s New Horizons Mission Honors Memory of Lisa Hardaway

June 23, 2017

NASA’s New Horizons mission team honored the life and contributions of aerospace engineer Lisa Hardaway on Thursday by dedicating the spectrometer she helped to develop – which brought the first color close-up images of Pluto to the world – in her memory. Hardaway, who died in January at age 50,... Read more »
Ben Fried at the NASA check presentation.

Student Team Wins Satellite Launch Slot From NASA

June 14, 2017

A University of Colorado Boulder student satellite team has won a free ride to space. NASA announcing last week that CU Boulder’s Earth Escape Explorer (CU-E3) is one of three national winners in the space agency’s Cube Quest Challenge small satellite competition. The contest is focused on finding innovative solutions... Read more »

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