A NASA astronaut conducting work aboard ISS.

20 Years Focusing on the Commercial Development of Space

Oct. 30, 2020

The commercialization of space is a busy field today, with an array of businesses conducting research aboard the International Space Station and flying resupply ships and now even astronauts, but 20 years ago it was a lonely road occupied by only a scarce few organizations, including the University of Colorado...

Tobias Niederwieser

Niederwieser named to Space and Satellite Professionals "20 Under 35"

Sept. 17, 2020

Congratulations to BioServe Space Technologies Research Associate Tobias Niederwieser, who has been named to the 2020 Space and Satellite Professionals International "20 Under 35" list recognizing young space and satellite professionals! Niederwieser earned his PhD in aerospace engineering sciences from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2018. He began working...

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...

Tobias Niederwieser and Alexander Hoehn in a BioServe laboratory with five FRDIGE units slated for delivery to NASA and the International Space Station.

Adapting research to social distancing on campus

June 22, 2020

After large portions of the University of Colorado Boulder shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, you could practically hear a pin drop on campus. But in the Aerospace Building, an array of space-critical research projects at...

Two FRIDGE units

New FRIDGE could bring real ice cream to space

April 23, 2020

Astronaut ice cream, the crunchy, freeze-dried, pale imitation of the real thing may have met its match – the International Space Station is getting a real freezer. BioServe Space Technologies at the University of Colorado Boulder is designing and building a space-rated refrigerator for astronauts to store experiments and, more importantly, tasty...

Tour Aerospace Engineering Sciences.

Virtual Tour of CU Aerospace Engineering Sciences

April 1, 2020

As we practice distancing for the greater good, we also want to stay connected and be available to our students, both prospective and admitted. We might be far from you, but we’re still here to connect. Whether you're celebrating acceptance or just interested in exploring Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, check...

Aerial photo of campus.

Smead Aerospace No. 6 in public graduate program rankings

March 17, 2020

The College of Engineering and Applied Science moved up three places in this year’s U.S. News and World Reports Best Graduate Schools rankings , coming in at No. 14 among public institutions and No. 27 overall. Three engineering degree programs ranked in the top 10 public programs, and four more...

Allie Anderson

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?...

Hemp leaves in a laboratory.

Colorado lab working with BioServe to send hemp and coffee research to space

Dec. 11, 2019

A Colorado research laboratory is teaming up with a space-tech firm and University of Colorado Boulder research institute to send hemp and coffee into outer space, in order to learn more about the power plants. Front Range Biosciences team has partnered with BioServe Space Technologies, a CU Boulder institute that...

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...

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