Lewis Groswald
Smead Program Director

Office Location: ECOT 643

Lewis Groswald is the Program Director for the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, managing aspects of departmental operations, communications, and strategy, as well as all program operations for the department's signature scholarship and faculty fellows program, the Smead Program.

He joined CU Boulder from New York University, where he directed communications for NYU's Institute for the Study of Decision Making and helped launch its flagship biobehavioral research study, The HUMAN Project, though Lewis has spent the majority of his career in aerospace and the space sciences.

Prior to NYU, he was a research associate and then associate program officer at the U.S. National Academies' Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, where he supported and directed studies advising the Federal Government on matters related to aeronautics, aerospace engineering, and the space sciences, including working on decadal surveys in astronomy & astrophysics, microgravity research, planetary science, and Earth science. Groswald then worked as a staff assistant with the U.S. Senate's Subcommittee on Science of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where he worked on science, space, and cybersecurity policy and legislation, including reauthorizations for NASA and America COMPETES.

He received his bachelor's in international affairs with concentrations in Europe & Eurasia and conflict and security from The George Washington University (GW) and his master's in International Science and Technology Policy from GW where he focused his studies in the university's Space Policy Institute. Lewis is passionate about space exploration and science communication through engaging and educating the public on scientific concepts, accomplishments, and trends.

University press release announcing Groswald's hiring