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...

A microscopic bacteria.

Health experiments launch for space station

Dec. 7, 2018

Bacteria will be soon be under the microscope in outer space as four new CU Boulder-led biological experiments are set to begin aboard the International Space Station. The research projects, which are supported by CU Boulder’s BioServe Space Technologies , will examine how the human immune system changes as people...

The International Space Station.

Bioserve providing hardware for space experiment on the immune system response

Oct. 17, 2018

Something happens to the human immune system as we age, making it harder for us to fight off disease and causing other problems with things like vaccines. Rather than waiting for the population to grow old to test how and why this happens, scientists and engineers are sending cells into...

Campus aerial photo.

Welcome to our new Smead Aerospace Faculty

Sept. 11, 2018

Who are our new faculty? They are researchers, educators, and business leaders. Bring the department new research opportunities and partnerships. Have diverse backgrounds and come to Boulder from near and far. Are proud additions to the Smead Aerospace and CU Buffs family.