Donor Ann Smead cuts a ribbon lifted up by two flying drones.

New aerospace engineering building launches, gets VIP visits

Aug. 26, 2019

And liftoff. Today, visitors from across Colorado gathered at CU Boulder for an event celebrating the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building , home to the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences . This building, which occupies roughly 175,000 square feet on East Campus, will be the new...

The new building.

Aerospace has a new home at CU Boulder

Aug. 19, 2019

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has moved into a new dedicated building on East Campus. The four-story, nearly 180,000 square-foot structure was completed over the summer following 18 months of construction, and a formal ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for Monday, August 26, to kick off the semester...

Luis Zea and the 16 Psyche asteroid

CU Boulder explores mining in space with bacteria

Aug. 1, 2019

Luis Zea is investigating the possibility of mining metals from asteroids in space using an unlikely agent: bacteria. It may sound like science fiction, but so-called biomining is already a reality on Earth. Now, Zea, and his co-investigator Jesse Colangelo in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Department of Geological Sciences...

Prof. Torin Clark demonstrates the human test centrifuge

Artificial gravity breaks free from science fiction

July 2, 2019

Artificial gravity has long been the stuff of science fiction. Picture the wheel-shaped ships from films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Martian , imaginary craft that generate their own gravity by spinning around in space. Now, a team from CU Boulder is working to make those out-there technologies...

The new aerospace buildng.

Smead Aerospace is moving to a new building

May 13, 2019

Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences is moving! After 18 months of construction, the department will vacate all of its space in the Engineering Center this summer and move to a brand new, dedicated building for the aerospace department on East Campus. The new facility is...

The International Space Station.

CU researchers get at the heart of the problem on ISS

April 22, 2019

Researchers at BioServe Space Technologies are developing a system to test heart function in microgravity. The results of their work could help NASA understand the long-term effects of space on astronauts’ hearts as well as common issues like arrhythmias back down on Earth. The newly awarded project is a partnership...

CU Boulder campus.

Smead Aerospace graduate program #6 nationally among public universities

March 12, 2019

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder remains a powerhouse institution for graduate engineering education, ranking No. 17 in the nation among public universities and No. 31 overall, according to data released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report . Three engineering degree programs...

Orion EM-1

CU Boulder lands a slot on first Orion flight around the moon

March 4, 2019

A little piece of Colorado is going to the moon. When NASA launches Orion EM-1 in 2020, its first mission to orbit the moon since 1972, experiments from the University of Colorado Boulder will be aboard. The space agency has announced a CU Boulder BioServe Space Technologies project led by...

Allie Anderson

Goal of putting people on Mars increasingly within reach

Jan. 15, 2019

“I believe I will see people on the surface of Mars before I die” - Smead Aerospace Asst. Professor Allie Anderson From CGTN (China Global Television Network): China’s moon landing – along with past Soviet and American ones – are warm-ups of sorts for the next frontier: Mars. Putting people...

CU Boulder Next: Experience what's next in Aerospace.

San Francisco: experience what's next in aerospace

Jan. 4, 2019

Did you know experiments on the International Space Station are being done to help the rest of us that will never venture off planet Earth? NASA award-winning engineer Shankini Doraisingam (AeroEngr’98) will give you an insider’s look at the research and how we’ll benefit. Thursday, Feb. 21 | 5:30 p.m...

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