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.

Adventures in Antarctica

January 31, 2014

These messages and photos were sent by Dr. Xinzhao Chu, an associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, and a fellow in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences.  Prof. Chu is engaged in breakthrough lidar research, and her excitement comes through in these emails.  We hope you enjoy them.

CU-Boulder researchers excited over new partnership on UAS technology

December 20, 2013

For-profit company now part of team hoping test site lands in Colorado - read more

Orbital CEO and Co-founder David W. Thompson Names the University of Colorado as One of His Top 7 Universities for Recruiting

December 16, 2013

Orbital, based in Dulles, has $1.4 billion in annual revenue. The company has existed for about 30 years, 22 of them as a public company. Half of the company’s 3,600 employees are rocket scientists or engineers. Continue reading the article here.

CU-Boulder to Fly Antibiotic Experiment

December 16, 2013

A University of Colorado Boulder research center will launch two payloads aboard Orbital Sciences Corp.’s commercial Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station on Dec. 18. - read more

UAVs in Crowded Skies

December 16, 2013

Drone aircraft might be delivering Amazon orders to your door soon says Jeff Bezos But first states and the federal government are wrestling with the implications of many new, pilotless aircraft -- how they might affect civil liberties -- and how to keep them out of the way of manned aircraft in skies that are already crowded. Read more

Five questions for Joseph Tanner

December 12, 2013

Former astronaut now sharing passion for learning with students. Read the entire article.

Graduate Student Awarded NASA Fellowship

December 6, 2013

Christine Fanchiang, AES PhD student (advisor: David Klaus), was awarded a Harriet G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship from NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP), which is meant to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. See full article.

7 CU Students to be Honored at Twenty20s Awards

November 6, 2013

Seven University of Colorado Boulder aerospace engineering students are among 20 top students who will be recognized Nov. 14 with a new national award honoring tomorrow’s engineering leaders sponsored by Penton’s Aviation Week in partnership with Raytheon. - Read more.

Unmanned aircraft useful for civilians.

November 1, 2013

Unmanned aircraft are proving more and more useful for civilian applications.  See this brief video at for a local industry news on UAVs and the CU-Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences connection.