Donna Gerren

Gerren elevated to new teaching professor rank

Nov. 9, 2017

This spring, the University of Colorado Boulder created a new level of distinction for instructional faculty. This new level is recognized by the title of "teaching professor." This honor is reserved for individuals who have held the rank of senior instructor for at least three years and have a record... Read more »
Breaking ground.

New CU Boulder aerospace building breaks ground

Oct. 26, 2017

CU Boulder broke ground today on a new 144,000-square-foot aerospace engineering building, with even spacesuit-clad mascot Chip turning one of the first shovels-full of dirt for the project. The state of Colorado is a hub of the nation’s aerospace industry, and the new facility, slated to open in the summer... Read more »

New study highlights 'hidden figure' of sun-watchers

Oct. 25, 2017

Few people have heard of Hisako Koyama, but the dedicated female solar observer, born in Tokyo in 1916, created one of the most important sunspot records of the past 400 years, according to new research published by the American Geophysical Union. The new study, led by CU Boulder , recounts... Read more »
Christine Reilly with astronaut Al Worden

Reilly awarded prestigious astronaut scholarship

Oct. 24, 2017

Christine Reilly, a senior aerospace engineering major, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). Reilly was presented the award by Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden during a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Andrews Hall. "I first became interested in space watching science fiction shows with... Read more »
New aerospace building rendering.

Community invited to groundbreaking for aerospace engineering building Oct. 26

Oct. 20, 2017

CU Boulder invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community to a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 26, to kick off construction of a new 144,000-square-foot aerospace engineering sciences building on East Campus that is slated to open in the summer of 2019. The celebration will set the stage for... Read more »
Dynamics of Lattice Materials book.

Mahmoud Hussein's Dynamics of Lattice Materials published

Oct. 10, 2017

University of Colorado Boulder Smead Aerospace Associate Professor Mahmoud Hussein's new book has been published. Hussein is co-editor of Dynamics of Lattice Materials. Lattice materials are artificial low-weight periodic materials with unique acoustic and mechanical properties superior to conventional materials. It is an emerging area of research in which his... Read more »
Brian Argrow

Q&A with aerospace chair Brian Argrow

Sept. 25, 2017

Brian Argrow, the new chair of Smead Aerospace, talks Mars, drones, integrity and why he always books a window seat. If you could visit any planet in our solar system, which would you pick? Mars, of course. When I see images from the surface, they often remind me of places... Read more »
Christine Escobar and Katya Arquilla.

CU Aerospace students earn Women Forward in Technology Scholarships

Sept. 21, 2017

The inaugural Women Forward in Technology Scholarship awards feature a strong showing from the University of Colorado Boulder, with CU Engineering women earning 7 of the 16 scholarship slots. The scholarship program, created by a group of startup companies, seeks to honor exceptional women and grow their ranks in STEM... Read more »
SpaceX capsule floating over Earth.

Space Weather, CubeSat projects awarded CU Boulder Grand Challenge grants

Sept. 20, 2017

The cross-campus Grand Challenge initiative is announcing the selection of new additions to the Grand Challenge portfolio and projects led by Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences faculty are being awarded two of the three grant awards. The call for proposals, which was announced in June, is funding one large research initiative... Read more »
Cassini visualization traveling across Saturn's rings.

CU Boulder scientists and Cassini mission grand finale

Sept. 15, 2017

CU Aerospace Cassini Memories Bobby Braun, Smead Aerospace Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science: “Years ago, I was involved in a JPL-led review of the European Space Agency Huygens probe entry, descent and landing flight system and mission design to Titan.” Matt Rhode, Lab Coordinator,... Read more »