Students holding the drone.

How a CU Boulder drone will track and crack hidden language of sperm whales

Feb. 14, 2018

A team of engineering students is designing a whale-scouting drone to help scientists learn about the mysterious language of sperm whales and, in the process, help save the massive mammals from harm and potential extinction. The engineering project called SHAMU (Search and Help Aquatic Mammals UAS) is an unmanned aerial...

Team MAXWELL group photo.

CU Boulder CubeSat team wins Air Force university competition

Feb. 6, 2018

The MAXWELL cubesat, a University of Colorado Boulder Smead Aerospace graduate project, has been selected as a winner in the Air Force University Nanosatellite Program Flight Selection Review. Ten university teams were competing for two available slots on a future rocket launch. The Air Force has provided funding to CU...

Students from the winning teams with oversized prize checks.

CU Boulder aerospace team aces International Student Competition

Jan. 26, 2018

University of Colorado Boulder aerospace senior design Team REPTAR has earned first place in the 2018 American Institute of Aeronautics and Aerospace International Student Competition team division. The award was presented at the annual AIAA SciTech Forum, held in Orlando, Florida. The recognition follows Team REPTAR's first place perfomance at...

Team REPTAR group photo

Senior design CubeSat bound for national competition

Jan. 5, 2018

By Aaron McCusker: Our team was a randomly selected group of nine aerospace engineering seniors and one electrical engineering senior at CU Boulder. We named our team REPTAR (Recoverable ProTection After Re-entry). The goal of our project was to design, build, and test a vehicle that would contain and protect...