Dan Baker

Five questions for Daniel Baker

June 13, 2019

What would your life be like without the benefits that space and years of research affords us? It’s a question that Daniel Baker frequently asks in his role as director of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). Imagine a world without cell phones or...

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Center for Aerospace Structures is now the Aerospace Mechanics Research Center

June 10, 2019

The Center for Aerospace Structures within the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences is now the Aerospace Mechanics Research Center (AMReC). The name change reflects growth in its mission. "Over the last 10 years several faculty members with research interests in the areas of fluids and materials have...

John Mah

Mah earns two awards for teaching excellence

June 7, 2019

John Mah has earned two teaching awards in the past two months, and reading comments from his students, it’s not hard to see why. “He taught with such enthusiasm and expertise that even the most uninterested student would listen.” – Grace Edwards “Professor Mah is without a doubt the best...

Bobby Braun

Inquiry: Talking Moon and Mars with Engineering Dean Bobby Braun

June 4, 2019

The dean of CU Boulder's College of Engineering & Applied Science is a former NASA chief technologist. Here he talks about the moon, Mars and why we should think there's life on other planets. There’s a lot of talk about sending humans back to the moon. Do you think that...

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TORUS Project Using Drones to Study Tornados

June 3, 2019

Researchers from CU Boulder are flying drones into severe storms in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever. Project TORUS – or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells – is a partnership between CU Boulder, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (which is leading...

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All-woman engineering team earns Most Innovative Award at NASA Mars competition

May 30, 2019

NASA has presented a University of Colorado Boulder team with the 2019 Most Innovative Award for their project in the space agency's BIG Idea Challenge. CU Boulder was a finalist at the event, which was held April 23-24 in Hampton, Virginia. The competition, which changes each year, called for innovative...

Hanspeter Schaub

Schaub formally inducted as a 2019 AIAA Fellow

May 23, 2019

Professor Hanspeter Schaub has been formally inducted as a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The 2019 Fellows were celebrated at the organization's annual Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, held May 15 in Washington, DC. AIAA confers the...

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Tornado scientists send drone fleet into violent thunderstorms

May 21, 2019

Atmospheric scientists will soon get an unprecedented view of the conditions that trigger some of the United States’ most devastating tornadoes. Last week, a team of researchers set out across the Great Plains with a fleet of drones to monitor supercell thunderstorms. These rotating storms pummel the central United States...

Luke Bury

Workshops helped students prepare for the 3MT competition

May 14, 2019

The second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was held at the Graduate School in February. Using only one slide, competitors were challenged to describe their research in 3 minutes to a panel of judges and an audience from the community. Luke Bury didn’t grow up with an interest in...


College graduates six new Navy officers

May 13, 2019

It was a proud moment for students, families, faculty, staff and the College of Engineering and Applied Science on May 10 when six recent college graduates were commissioned into the United States Navy as brand new ensigns. Of the 12 commissioned CU Boulder graduates from this year’s Navy ROTC class,...