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CU Boulder joins academic partnership with U.S. Space Command

Jan. 11, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected as a United States Space Command Academic Engagement Enterprise member. The new national program is designed to expand collaboration and academic exchanges between universities and U.S. Space Command. “They’re engaging with top universities in the country to have two-way communication; how Space...

Two biological experiments designed by engineers at CU Boulder.

CU Boulder space yeast experiment featured on NPR

Dec. 6, 2022

The Artemis 1 spacecraft is in orbit around the Moon this week, carrying 12,000 varieties of yeast as part of an experiment led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The yeast cells will help scientists answer a critical question in space exploration: How might human bodies fare in the extreme...

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Epic year for aerospace research funding at CU Boulder

Sept. 22, 2022

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder had another big year for research funding, bringing in nearly $48 million in awards. The fiscal year 2022 number totals $47,834,766. It is the...

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Smead Aerospace #6 in US News Rankings

Sept. 14, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science gained a spot U.S. News and World Report ’s Best Undergraduate Engineering rankings this year, coming in at No. 17 among public institution peers. Six degree programs in the college also earned top 20 spots in the engineering specialty rankings and Best Undergraduate...

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NASA launch will carry CU baker's yeast experiment to the moon and back

Aug. 29, 2022

A team of researchers led by CU Boulder is sending some unexpected hitchhikers to the moon: Twelve bags filled with baker’s yeast, the same kind of hard-working cells that make bread rise and ferment beer and wine. As early as Friday, a rocket taller than the Statue of Liberty is...

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...

ESA astronaut Alex Gerst working with a Bioserve Drug Metabolism experiment.

Developing cancer treatments in space

April 20, 2022

CU Boulder leading effort with CU Anschutz, Mayo Clinic to use microgravity to grow stem cells. The University of Colorado Boulder is leading a $3.3 million project to advance stem cell research in low Earth orbit. NASA has awarded the university’s BioServe Space Technologies a three-year grant to study...

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Smead Aerospace graduate program ranked No. 5 among public universities by US News

March 29, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science came in at No. 11 amongst its public university peers in U.S. News and World Report ’s Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2023. The college is ranked No. 23 overall, when compared with both public and private peers. The overall ranking represents a...

NASA conceptual image of human landing system and its crew on the lunar surface with Earth near the horizon.

CU Boulder researching ways to improve astronaut safety during future Moon landings

March 28, 2022

Torin Clark has landed a major grant from NASA to investigate ways to help protect astronaut safety and performance during lunar landings for upcoming Artemis Moon missions. An assistant professor in the...

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Record breaking $50 million+ year for aerospace research at CU Boulder

Oct. 26, 2021

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder has had a record-breaking year for research funding, bringing in $53 million in awards. The fiscal year 2021 number, which totals $53,101,624, blasts by the previous record of $33.2 million, set just one year ago in 2020...

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