Jarrod Puseman

From paper airplanes to aerospace engineer - Outstanding Undergraduate Jarrod Puseman

May 11, 2020

Jarrod Puseman is graduating from Smead Aerospace with his bachelor's as one of three 2020 students in the department having earned an Outstanding Undergraduate for Academic Achievement Award after completing his degree with a perfect 4.0 GPA. He plans to continue with CU Boulder in the...

Lewis Groswald

Groswald earns 2020 RIO grant

May 5, 2020

Smead Program Director Lewis Groswald has earned a 2020 University of Colorado Boulder Research and Innovation Office Seed Grant. The project is one of 25 being funded by the Seed Grant program. The awards signify an investment in the future research and scholarly or artistic vitality of the university. Groswald...

Students in the mission operations center at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics in Colorado communicate with a satellite.

Aerospace America: Tracking cubesats at CU Boulder

May 3, 2020

Students love their cubesats, except maybe when they lose contact with one in the first days after launch because the team hasn’t yet nailed down its orbital track. Cubesats are often reacquired, but not without frayed nerves and lost experiment time. Amanda Miller spoke to researchers who think they can...

MAXWELL flatsat in the clean room.

Spacebound while homebound: CU Boulder students designing a satellite from home

May 1, 2020

Aaron Aboaf is leading a team of students on a million-dollar satellite development project to advance space communications technology — all from his childhood bedroom in Aurora, Colorado. Working entirely via Zoom, remote desktop connections, and...

Visualization of Earth from space.

Five aerospace students earn major NASA Fellowship

April 30, 2020

Five students in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences are being recognized with 2020 NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) fellowships. The annual program sponsors U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate students who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new...

Kristine Larson

Larson joins the ranks of the National Academy of Sciences

April 28, 2020

This week, the National Academy of Sciences announced that it had elected a CU Boulder researcher at the forefront of GPS science to its prestigious membership. Kristine Larson will join more than 140 other United States-based and international scientists receiving this recognition in 2020. The honor is often considered one...

Jade Morton

Morton earns 2020 IEEE Kershner award

April 28, 2020

Professor Jade Morton is receiving a 2020 Richard B. Kershner award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The honor was established in 1986 and is given every two years to recognize outstanding achievement of an individual who have made a substantial contribution to the technology of navigation and...

Flight of beers

Beer Buffs: CU Engineering alumni become brewers

April 28, 2020

It sounds like the start of a bad joke: a rocket scientist and a chemical engineer walk into a bar. It’s actually the daily routine at FlyteCo Brewing, a 1-year-old Denver microbrewery started by two engineering alumni. Broomfield native Eric Serani (AeroEngr’11) and Jason Slingsby (ChemEngr’11), who hails from South...

Jim McRoberts

Alumnus reflects on career as test pilot with Boeing, volunteer work with veterans

April 24, 2020

When James “Jim” McRoberts retired from Boeing as the chief test pilot of commercial airplanes, he began to volunteer at several organizations. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he eventually heard about the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing , a national organization that introduces combat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...

Two FRIDGE units

New FRIDGE could bring real ice cream to space

April 23, 2020

Astronaut ice cream, the crunchy, freeze-dried, pale imitation of the real thing may have met its match – the International Space Station is getting a real freezer. BioServe Space Technologies at the University of Colorado Boulder is designing and building a space-rated refrigerator for astronauts to store experiments and, more importantly, tasty...