Timothy Minton

Seminar: Studies of Gas-Surface Interactions Applied to Space Technology - Jan. 23

Dec. 30, 2019

Timothy Minton Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University Thursday, Jan. 23 | 10:00 A.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: High-energy gas-surface interactions might seem to be exotic, but there are numerous situations where such interactions influence the outcome of practical endeavors, for example, spacecraft degradation in low-Earth orbit,...

Collage of the winners

Aviation Week honors four CU Boulder aerospace students as "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders"

Jan. 15, 2020

Aviation Week has announced four University of Colorado Boulder aerospace students as winners of “Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties.” Released in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the annual list recognizes leading engineering students at universities across the USA and around the world. The 2020...

George Born

Space Foundation announces CU Boulder inductee to Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame

Jan. 14, 2020

George Born has been announced as a 2020 inductee into the Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame. The Space Foundation announced the posthumous induction of Born, who was a professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder for three decades and founded the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics...

Touchdown after a long and loud flight!

24 hours of sunlight — life and aerospace research in Antarctica

Jan. 14, 2020

Greetings from Antarctica! I can’t believe I am living and learning in one of the coolest (literally coldest) places on the planet. I arrived here in December as a University of Colorado Boulder aerospace PhD student and Smead Scholar working under professor Dr. Xinzhao Chu. She has been conducting research in Antarctica for...

Researchpalooza poster

Researchpalooza 2020 - Friday, Feb. 7

Jan. 13, 2020

Smead Aerospace presents: The 6th Annual Researchpalooza. Friday, Feb. 7. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., AERO 120. Learn about research being done by Smead Aerospace students and faculty through 10-minute talks. Lunch Lecture Keynote: Prof. Mike Braasch from the Ohio University Avionics Engineering Center. Reception at...

Joe Tanner in space.

Aerospace PhD student stepping up for spacesuit design

Jan. 9, 2020

Astronauts moving in low gravity is one of the most exciting-looking things about space travel. It can also be very painful. Injuries, abrasions, lacerations, and fingernail delamination are common among astronauts, all merely the result of trying to maneuver in the bulky and awkward space suits they must...

  Bullet-shaped interceptors defend the United States against attacking hypersonic weapons in an artist’s concept. Such defenses remain hypothetical. DARPA

‘National pride is at stake.’ Russia, China, United States race to build hypersonic weapons

Jan. 8, 2020

The US Department of Defense is leading a new charge, pouring more than $1 billion annually into hypersonic research. Competition from ambitious programs in China and Russia is a key motivator. Although hype and secrecy muddy the picture, all three nations appear to have made substantial progress in overcoming...

Representative illustration of artifical intelligence.

Solving AI’s (over)confidence problem

Jan. 7, 2020

University of Colorado Boulder researchers are developing artificial intelligence systems so computers can recognize and explain their own limitations to users. It takes on an important issue people face with each other every day. “We all have different competencies and we know our own limitations. If I'm asked to...

Bobby Braun

Braun awarded 2020 Durand Lecture for Public Service

Jan. 6, 2020

Bobby Braun has been recognized with a major award from the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics in Orlando, FL today. AIAA announced that Braun, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, was selected as the 2020 recipient of the Durand Lecture...

Rendering of blood and cells inside the body.

Fluid dynamics research could pave the way for intravenous injections to be replaced with pills

Dec. 18, 2019

The way nutrients and drugs move within the body has more in common with space-bound rockets and jets than you might think. “It's a mechanics problem,” said Jim Brasseur, research professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. “What pharmaceutical scientists refer to as ‘drug delivery’ involves...