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Seminar: Science, Engineering, and Education with Cubesats for Space Science - Sept. 27

Sept. 23, 2021

Robert Marshall Assistant Professor, Smead Aerospace Monday, Sept. 27 | 12:00 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: CubeSats are small, low-cost satellites that can be built and deployed in a few years or less. They can be used to demonstrate new satellite technologies, to test new capabilities, or to provide hands-on...

Francisco López Jiménez

Seminar: High Strain Composites for Deployable Structures - Sept. 22

Sept. 21, 2021

Francisco López Jiménez Assistant Professor, Smead Aerospace Wednesday, Sept. 22 | 12:00 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: Deployable space structures are compacted and stowed during launch, and unfurled to their full dimensions once in space, enabling the large systems necessary to advance space science and technology. They often rely on...

A laser heats up ultra-thin bars of silicon.

Cool it: Nano-scale discovery could help prevent overheating in electronics

Sept. 21, 2021

A team of physicists at CU Boulder has solved the mystery behind a perplexing phenomenon in the nano realm: why some ultra-small heat sources cool down faster if you pack them closer together. The findings, which will publish this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

Vanessa Aponte

Aponte earns CU Boulder alumni honor

Sept. 20, 2021

Vanessa Aponte’s career is out of this world — quite literally. A systems engineer focused on human spaceflight and landing systems, she has spent the past two decades pursuing humanity’s final frontier. Originally from Puerto Rico, Aponte first came to CU in 1996 as part of the Summer Multicultural Access...

Iain Boyd

Directed energy weapons shoot painful but non-lethal beams – are similar weapons behind the Havana syndrome?

Sept. 17, 2021

Professor Iain Boyd discusses directed energy weapons and the Havana Syndrome in a new column published in The Conversation: The latest episodes of so-called Havana syndrome, a series of unexplained ailments afflicting U.S. and Canadian diplomats and spies, span the globe. They include two diplomats in Hanoi, Vietnam - which...

Scott Palo

New $25 million research center to study the radio frequency spectrum

Sept. 15, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder will take part in a $25 million effort to study a natural resource that’s becoming increasingly in demand: the radio frequency spectrum. The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the new initiative, called SpectrumX . It will be led by the University of Notre Dame...

Lindsay Kirk

Kirk looks to give back to CU Boulder through new NASA envoy program

Sept. 15, 2021

Lindsay Kirk (AeroEngr’08) fully realizes her day job at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as part of the Commercial Crew Program is a special one. It’s a high-profile post that has her working closely with Boeing and SpaceX, overseeing their aerothermal environment development for use in entry and aborts to make...

Morteza Lahijanian

Seminar: Towards Assured, Reliable, and Interactive Autonomy - Sept. 20

Sept. 14, 2021

Morteza Lahijanian Assistant Professor, Smead Aerospace Monday, Sept. 20 | 12:00 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: Autonomous systems are poised to become an integral part of our economy, infrastructure, and society. They are rapidly gaining more capabilities via AI components and serving in ever more safety-critical roles. However, as their...

ISS in space.

Future Insights Seminar: Mike Griffin - Former NASA Administrator and Undersecretary of Defense - Sept. 22

Sept. 14, 2021

Aerospace, Space and Technology Trends to 2030 and Beyond - Where will the job opportunities be for graduates? A Future Insights Seminar featuring Dr. Michael Griffin: September 22 4-5:30 p.m. MST Zoom - Register Now Aerospace, space and engineering technologies are advancing at a rate that hasn’t been seen in...

Graduate students Michael Klonowski, left, and Daniel Aguilar-Marsillach, right, work in the Raytheon Space & Intelligence Vision, Autonomy, and Decision Research Lab at CU Boulder, which studies new methods for tracking and managing satellite traffic in space.

New effort to bolster Colorado’s national security and aerospace workforce

Sept. 10, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a $2 million gift from The Anschutz Foundation to support the university’s diverse research in aerospace and national defense—from tracking and protecting satellites in orbit to improving the security of mobile devices. The effort dovetails with a new research partnership between the CU...