SpaceX Polaris Dawn crew in the Aerospace Building

Before the crew of Polaris Dawn heads to space, they came to campus

Nov. 18, 2022

Four crew members of Polaris Dawn , including a CU Boulder engineering alumna, came to campus this week to discuss the science they will conduct throughout the mission in addition to answering questions and share stories with students. The visit comes nearly four months before the crew’s historic space mission...

Students at the Desert Research Station conducting a medical simulation.

New MD-MS Program Prepares Medical Students for Careers in Human Spaceflight

July 22, 2022

Space needs doctors, and a new joint MD-MS degree program between the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder is aimed at giving medical students the skills they need to advance human spaceflight. “The aerospace field is growing massively, especially in...

Allie Anderson

Choose to Challenge: Allison Anderson

March 9, 2021

Allison Anderson, the 2020 Young Professional Engineer of the Year (Rocky Mountain AIAA), has been a professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder since 2017. Throughout her time, she has focused on research involving space and aviation biomedical issues...

Visualization of an astronaut on Mars.

Help is a long way away: The challenges of sending humans to Mars

March 2, 2021

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped out a lunar lander onto the surface of the moon. The landscape in front of him, which was made up of stark blacks and grays, resembled what he later called “magnificent desolation.” When it comes to desolation, however, the moon...

Allie Anderson

Video - Time and Space: A Deeper Look Into the World Around Us

Oct. 16, 2020

CU Boulder's third annual Research & Innovation Week took place from October 12–16, 2020. Assistant Professor Allie Anderson recorded a segment for a webinar entitled Time and Space: A Deeper Look Into the World Around Us in which she discussed conducting ocular research on NASA's reduced gravity aircraft. Watch the...

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Seminar - Measuring and mitigating the effects of spaceflight on human health and performance - Sept. 4

Sept. 1, 2020

Allie Anderson Assistant Professor, Smead Aerospace Friday, Sep. 4 | 12:30 P.M. | Zoom Webinar - Registration Required Abstract: As NASA’s priorities shift toward longer duration flights in deep space microgravity or on the surface of the Moon or Mars, the decrements to human health and performance will be exacerbated...

Allie Anderson and Hanspeter Schaub

Rocky Mountain AIAA honors two CU Boulder aerospace professors

Aug. 20, 2020

The Rocky Mountain Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is recognizing two University of Colorado Boulder aerospace faculty members with 2020 awards. Assistant Professor Allie Anderson is being honored as Young Professional Engineer of the Year and Professor Hanspeter Schaub has been named Collegiate Educator of the...


CU Boulder team advances in NASA tech competition

Feb. 26, 2020

University of Colorado Boulder students are designing next-generation spacesuit technology. The CU Technology for Extreme Environments (CUTEE) Club is competing in the NASA SUITS Challenge to design and create an augmented reality system – an interactive, heads-up display – that could present live electronic information to astronauts inside their...

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Allie Anderson TEDx video posted

Feb. 6, 2020

Assistant Professor Allie Anderson's recent TEDx Mile High talk "Torn rotator cuffs & lost fingernails — why we must redesign the spacesuit" is officially available online to view. "The spacesuit is one of the greatest technical engineering feats ever achieved. But did you know it causes significant injuries to astronauts?...

Dennis Akos and Allie Anderson

Akos, Anderson named 2020 Research & Innovation Office Faculty Fellows

Dec. 2, 2019

The Research & Innovation Office has announced the 2020 RIO Faculty Fellows , which is comprised of 13 of CU Boulder’s most promising faculty. Two members of the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences were named to the program: Professor Dennis Akos and Assistant Professor Allie Anderson...