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.

Mark Sirangelo

Aerospace leader Sirangelo to join CU Boulder Engineering

Aug. 7, 2018

Mark Sirangelo, who just concluded his career as the head of aerospace giant Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems, is joining the University of Colorado Boulder as an entrepreneur-in-residence beginning this month. Bobby Braun, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, announced today that Sirangelo will join CU Boulder...

Luis Zea

Bioserve research associate earns NASA Space Biology Program grant

July 5, 2018

NASA's Space Biology Program has selected 15 grant proposals to award across three appendices released under the Research Opportunities and Space Biology (ROSBio) Omnibus. Thirteen of the awards will simulate microgravity on the ground to characterize how biological systems respond to changes in gravity. One of the remaining two awards...

The rocket launch.

Bioserve experiments launch from Cape Canaveral

June 29, 2018

Two experiment payloads designed and built at CU Boulder are scheduled to blast off for the International Space Station in the early hours of June 29. The payloads, which will launch on board the SpaceX Dragon capsule, will support the study of new treatments for cancer and bacteria that can...

A group of officials standing with the final beam.

Aerospace building construction celebrates topping out

June 15, 2018

Construction of the new University of Colorado Boulder aerospace engineering building is hitting a major milestone with the installation of the final steel beam. A formal topping-out ceremony was held Wednesday at the building site on campus. The ceremony follows the Viking tradition of signing the final beam of a...

A mockup of the Dreamchaser at the construction site.

Is that a spaceship peeking out of CU Boulder's new aerospace building?

June 15, 2018

From the steel skeleton of what will become the University of Colorado's new aerospace engineering building, what appears to be the front end of a spaceship is visible from the street. Construction on the 175,000-square-foot project at CU's East Campus on Discovery Drive is underway, with the main building slated...

Abhishektha Boppana

STEM Buffs recognizes Abhishektha Boppana for NSF Graduate Fellowship

June 12, 2018

This spring, 22 students across the CU Boulder campus (and 12 incoming CU graduate students) were awarded the competitive Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation. The GRFP recognizes outstanding students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for their potential to contribute to research and...

Members of the science and implementation team at Kennedy Space Center with a space-proven Falcon 9 rocket on the background. From left to right: Eric Yarns (KU), Kevin Ngo (KU), Luis Zea (CU Boulder), Dr. Joe Tash (KU), and Sam Piper (CU Boulder)

Blog: CU Boulder experiments arrive at International Space Station

April 4, 2018

NASA and SpaceX’s CRS-14 mission with the Dragon spacecraft carrying experiments developed by the University of Colorado Boulder's Bioserve Space Technologies and researchers at the University of Kansas has successfully arrived at the International Space Station. The experiments center on reproductive biology and will study the effects of microgravity on...