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Smead Aerospace No. 6 in public graduate program rankings

March 17, 2020

The College of Engineering and Applied Science moved up three places in this year’s U.S. News and World Reports Best Graduate Schools rankings , coming in at No. 14 among public institutions and No. 27 overall. Three engineering degree programs ranked in the top 10 public programs, and four more...

International Space Station

Seminar - Of Mice and Men (and Women): Staying Physically Fit while Travelling in Space - Mar. 16

March 13, 2020

Louis Stodieck Chief Scientist & Technologist, BioServe Space Technologies; Research Professor, Smead Aerospace Monday, Mar. 16 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 111 Note: This seminar will take place, as planned, on Monday. Abstract: Astronauts exposed to reduced gravity during spaceflight undergo a number of physiological changes, some of which are...

George Born

Late professor George Born inducted into state’s Space Heroes Hall of Fame

March 3, 2020

Former University of Colorado Boulder professor George Born was inducted into the Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Born, who died in January 2016, was an aerospace engineer and founder of CU’s Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research. “Dr. George Born tremendously impacted Colorado’s space economy,” said Kathleen Vinson,...

Jim Brasseur

Seminar: Interscale Turbulence-Chemistry Dynamics with Reduced Basis Representations for Application to LES Modeling - Mar. 9

March 3, 2020

James G. Brasseur Research Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder Monday, Mar. 9 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: We explore the potential for new reduced basis representations within current state-of-the-art Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) frameworks to more accurately predict key resolved-scale dynamics underlying flame-turbulence interactions in premixed...

Bobby Hodgkinson launching a glider.

Facebook Video: Aerospace Vehicle Design and Performance Competition 2020

Feb. 28, 2020

CU Boulder Engineering students were thrilled to see their work hurled off the roof of the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building this week. All in the name of science! Here's a sneak peek into their fun learning environment

Space Generation Advisory Council

Space Generation Advisory Council announces Winner of University of Colorado Boulder SGFF Scholarship 2020

Feb. 27, 2020

SGAC and the University of Colorado Boulder are proud to announce that Katherine Vega will be sponsored to attend the 9th Space Generation Fusion Forum and the 36th Space Symposium. Katherine Vega is completing a second bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She’s worked on...

Mark Sirangelo

The Wide-Reaching Impact of DOD’s New Ethical Principles of AI

Feb. 27, 2020

Think of the Defense Department’s new list of Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence as a starting framework to help guide the thinking of people who will ultimately make the hard decisions: what’s right or wrong, then how to teach a machine to tell the difference. In a...


CU Boulder team advances in NASA tech competition

Feb. 26, 2020

University of Colorado Boulder students are designing next-generation spacesuit technology. The CU Technology for Extreme Environments (CUTEE) Club is competing in the NASA SUITS Challenge to design and create an augmented reality system – an interactive, heads-up display – that could present live electronic information to astronauts inside their...

Solar flares

Seminar: How a CU Space Education Saved the World (REALLY!) and other stories from Space Weather - Feb. 28

Feb. 22, 2020

Delores Knipp Research Professor, Smead Aerospace Friday, Feb. 28 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: Space Weather is a relatively new term applied to research and applications of Sun-Geospace interactions. Space weather research, in one form or another, has been an ongoing activity in the CU and Boulder space-ecosystems...

Aerospace Building

2020 Aerospace PhD Applicant Visit Day

Feb. 20, 2020

Prospective aerospace PhD students are visiting campus on February 20 & 21. They are the first group of applicants since the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences building opened. For our current students, please help them feel welcome as they explore the Ann and H.J Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences.