A 21st century challenge in science and engineering is to understand and be able to model and predict the state of the Earth as a single complex system. To meet this critical challenge, we must develop new ways to conduct research and offer educational programs that cross the traditional boundaries between science and engineering and between academia and industry.
The CU-Boulder AeroSpace Ventures (ASV) initiative creates a collaborative environment in which CU-Boulder's aerospace engineering and earth and space science faculty, students, and industrial researchers work together to solve complex problems that lead to new discoveries and innovations. Through this initiative, CU-Boulder combines aerospace vehicle innovations and science discoveries for local and global measurements to advance solutions in climate, weather, and space environment.
#1 Public university recipient of NASA Awards
Over 12 aerospace-related units on campus
Over $100M in aerospace-related research expenditures
National rankings in aerospace engineering and atomic, molecular and optical physics
“The AeroSpace Ventures program at CU-Boulder provides an opportunity to collaborate with CU’s extensive resources and experience in research and development to advance our technologies and have access to the next generation of aerospace professionals.” said Frank Backes, CEO of Braxton Technologies.
“Currently, our major source of talent is CU-Boulder. This pipeline is dependent on the quality of education and its intersection with industry. Thus, it’s in our best interest to support [the educational experience of] the CU-Boulder community.” said Steve Jolly, Chief Engineer for the GOES-R (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites) at Lockheed Martin.