Benson, who has served as executive director of CU Boulder AeroSpace Ventures (ASV) since 2016, will provide seasoned leadership for both ASV and the Office of Industry Collaboration (OIC) in their respective missions.
A University of Colorado Boulder team has entered into a five-year, $4.5-million cooperative agreement with NASA to become part of a virtual institute to pursue the construction of astronomical observatories on the moon.
Students played significant roles in the February 19 launch of a SpaceX rocket carrying two CU Boulder payloads—one designed to help researchers better understand and perhaps outsmart dangerous infections like MRSA, another to help increase the proliferation of stem cells in space, a potential boon for biomedical therapy on Earth.
The flow and movement of individual solid particles—be it grains of lunar dust or the powdered contents of a medication—holds tremendous research value for scientists in a variety of fields. Now, a $3 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) will allow University of Colorado Boulder researchers to simulate particle behavior to a greater degree than ever before.
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.