Iain Boyd

Boyd discusses hypersonic weapons with Institution of Mechanical Engineers

June 29, 2022

Professor Iain Boyd was interviewed by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in a new article on the extreme challenges faced in developing 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...

Liza Graybill

A winding road to aerospace excellence

June 27, 2022

I grew up in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and I fell in love with aerospace when I visited Kennedy Space Center after I graduated from high school. Seeing Space Shuttle Atlantis in person was the first time I can definitively say I became interested in aerospace. I loved space growing up and spent many nights stargazing, but I had never...

CAPSTONE over the lunar North Pole.

Aerospace company founded by CU Boulder graduates leading key NASA Moon mission

June 17, 2022

Stationed on the launchpad, its rocket glinting in the noonday sun, CAPSTONE is prepared for an imminent launch and the chance to demonstrate new technology that could prove critical for future exploration of...

Jade on the soccer field.

Division 1 student athlete and CU Boulder aerospace engineer

June 15, 2022

I grew up in Del Mar, California, which is a city in north San Diego. From a young age I have always been very interested in science and math, and always looked forward to those classes the most. Math came the easiest, and from 5th grade on I was always...

A student working with motion capture software.

Exploring aerospace engineering senior design at CU Boulder

June 10, 2022

Learning to solve complex design and implementation problems is essential to the formation of a University of Colorado Boulder aerospace engineer. It is why our senior design program gives students real-world problems & experiences that can positively impact their future. Watch to learn more:

Anivid Pedrós Faura

Aerospace PhD student earns Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship

June 9, 2022

Congratulation to Smead Aerospace PhD student Anivid Pedrós Faura for earning a 2022 Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship! The program, open to students worldwide, recognizes up to 35 women annually pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. It seeks to expand the number of women in the aerospace industry...

Iain Boyd

Boyd talks supersonic airliners with the Washington Post

May 31, 2022

Iain Boyd discusses the potential and pitfalls of new supersonic commercial flights in an Washington Post article. Boyd, a professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, is an expert on the science and extreme conditions faced in faster-than-sound travel. Read the article at the Washington Post...

A drone in the air

Smead Aerospace will house new NSF IUCRC on autonomous air mobility and sensing

May 11, 2022

A major research center on autonomous air mobility and sensing has been founded at CU Boulder, in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

The Aerospace Graduation Ceremony.

Flickr Album: 2022 Aerospace Graduation Ceremony Photos

May 6, 2022

The Ann and H.J Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences celebrated the Class of 2022 in a special recognition ceremony at the CU Events Center on May 6, 2022.

Award winning students

Smead Aerospace Class of 2022 Awards

May 5, 2022

Congratulations to the Smead Aerospace Class of 2022! As part of our annual graduation ceremonies, we are recognizing numerous students and teams for special achievements. These honors were announced during a...