Student Achievements

CU Student-Built Dust Counter Breaks Distance Record As It Heads for Pluto

October 11, 2010

A University of Colorado at Boulder space dust counter designed, tested and operated by students that is flying aboard NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto now holds the record for the most distant working dust detector ever to travel through space.

CU Students, Staff Help NASA Decommission Satellite Toting Failed Science Payload

August 31, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder undergraduates, who have been helping to control five NASA satellites from campus, participated in the unusual decommissioning of a functioning satellite with a failed science payload in recent days, bringing the craft into Earth re-entry to burn up yesterday.

Six CU-Boulder Doctoral Students Win Amelia Earhart Fellowships

July 07, 2010

Zonta International, through its foundation, has awarded Amelia Earhart Fellowships to 35 outstanding women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering this year -- including six who are studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Graduating CU Student Launches Project to Fight Child Malnutrition in Nepal

May 04, 2010

Mark Arnoldy, a University of Colorado at Boulder senior set to graduate on Friday, doesn't like peanuts. As a matter of fact he avoids them like the plague because he is highly allergic to them.

CU-Boulder Student Satellite Selected for Launch by NASA

January 27, 2010

A tiny communications satellite designed and built by University of Colorado at Boulder undergraduates has been selected as one of three university research satellites to be launched into orbit in November as part of a NASA space education initiative.

CU-Boulder Students to be at Controls for NASA's March Planet-Hunting Mission

February 19, 2009

University of Colorado at Boulder students will be at the controls of one of NASA's most intriguing missions in recent years following the scheduled March 6 launch of the Kepler spacecraft to hunt down Earth-like planets in other solar systems.

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