CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Experimental Investigations within Unsteady Aerodynamics and Flow Control - Sept. 15

Sept. 9, 2022

John Farnsworth Assistant Professor, Smead Aerospace Thursday, Sept. 15 | 3:00 P.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: The safe flight of small unmanned aircraft or drones in gusty environments, the use of aeroelastically sensitive aircraft for communications and remote networking, and the efficient generation of renewable energy from wind turbines operating...

Chuen Yen Chow

Mourning the loss of Professor Emeritus Chuen Yen Chow

Sept. 8, 2022

The world lost one of its kindest people on August 20, 2022 when Chuen Yen Chow passed away peacefully at the age of 89 in Henderson, NV. Chuen Yen was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, professor and mentor to his family and so many others. Chuen Yen...

Becca Mikula in a covered wagon.

From growing up on the farm to an aerospace PhD program

Sept. 1, 2022

My name is Becca Mikula and I am from Savannah, Missouri. Savannah is a small, farming community in northwest Missouri. When I was growing up, I remember looking at the stars almost every night and...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: What Makes Aviation So Safe (and, can autonomy duplicate it?) - Sept. 9

Aug. 31, 2022

Amy Pritchett Professor & Dept. Head, Aerospace Engineering at Pennsylvania State University Friday, Sept. 9 | 10:40 A.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: Commercial air transport in the western world is arguably the safest system ever – how can that be, given that hazards are ever-present and few flights are every...

Zea and Niederwieser work on a component in the lab.

NASA launch will carry CU baker's yeast experiment to the moon and back

Aug. 29, 2022

A team of researchers led by CU Boulder is sending some unexpected hitchhikers to the moon: Twelve bags filled with baker’s yeast, the same kind of hard-working cells that make bread rise and ferment beer and wine. As early as Friday, a rocket taller than the Statue of Liberty is...

The waning gibbous Moon is pictured above the Earth's horizon as the International Space Station above the Atlantic Ocean.

CU Boulder lands $5.5 million Air Force project to advance orbital and AI research

Aug. 23, 2022

A team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is embarking on a major research project that will advance our understanding of orbital mechanics and monitoring, artificial intelligence, and hypersonics. Led by Marcus Holzinger, an...

The Aerospace Building

Welcoming five new faculty to CU Boulder Smead Aerospace

Aug. 16, 2022

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is welcoming five new faculty members for the 2022-2023 academic year. Meet the team and see why we're excited about these talented new hires:

Pischulti at NASA Johnson Space Center inside the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility.

PhD student crafting a future to help astronauts live better in space

Aug. 11, 2022

I grew up in Augsburg, Germany which is about 60 minutes west of Munich. While playing in Germany's under 19 first division basketball league, I started an apprenticeship to become a computer engineer. This was my first exposure to...

The International Space Station

Aerospace PhD research proposes better way to keep astronauts breathing in space

Aug. 8, 2022

Álvaro Romero-Calvo (AeroEngr PhD’22) is proposing a potentially better way to make oxygen for astronauts in space – using magnetism. Romero-Calvo, a recent PhD graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder, is part of an international team...

Iain Boyd

Boyd featured in news podcast on hypersonic weapons

Aug. 8, 2022

Professor Iain Boyd was interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for a new podcast on the international race to develop hypersonic weapons. Boyd, a professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is also the director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security Initiatives ...