Brian Argrow with two students and a large UAV.

CU Boulder honored for drone research

May 23, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder has been named 1st place winner in Academic Research category of the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Uncrewed Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). CU Boulder was selected from a...

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CU Boulder's Brian Argrow inducted into National Academy of Engineering for UAV severe storm research

Feb. 18, 2022

The National Academy of Engineering is recognizing Brian Argrow as a new member for 2022. The distinction is one of the highest an engineer can receive in their career. As a professor and chair of the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado...

Tim Minton working with students.

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...

The GPS IIIF mockup.

Lockheed Martin satellite mockup dedicated in Aerospace Building

Sept. 28, 2021

A special 1/3 scale GPS IIIF satellite mockup built by Lockheed Martin has been dedicated in the University of Colorado Boulder Aerospace Building. CU Boulder and Lockheed Martin officials held a ceremony Friday, Sept. 24 to mark the installation of the satellite, which is...

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Seminar: Supercells to Supersonics: Aerospace Engineering Applied to Atmospheric & Weather Research - March 16

March 11, 2021

Brian Argrow Professor and Chair, Smead Aerospace Tuesday, March 16 | 3:00 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: In June 2010, the University of Colorado and University of Nebraska collaborated for the first collection of thermodynamic data in a supercell thunderstorm using an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) as part of the...

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Argrow named Schaden Leadership Chair

Sept. 17, 2019

Richard Schaden and his wife, Akiko, created the Schaden Leadership Chair in Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Richard is an aeronautical engineer, pilot and international aviation and public-interest trial attorney. He has been a long-time friend and supporter of Smead Aerospace and our...

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...

Flood damage.

Brainwaves Podcast - Natural disasters: How new science will help us survive

Aug. 7, 2019

Tornadoes, floods, fires and more affect 160 million people per year worldwide. On this episode of the CU Boulder Brainwaves podcast, what science is doing to help people and their property survive. Interviews include Lori Peek, director of the Natural Hazards Center, Brian Argrow and Eric Frew with the TORUS...

The hypersonics conference underway.

Major hypersonics event wraps up at CU Boulder

July 19, 2019

The top researchers in the field of hypersonics have wrapped up a week-long conference highlighting the latest developments in the subject. The 2019 Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics Portfolios Review, sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, and the Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute brought approximately 100 leading...

A UAV in the air.

The air up there: CU team deploys multiple drones in tornado study

July 1, 2019

Researchers from CU Boulder flew drones into severe storms this spring in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever.