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Flickr Album: Senior and Graduate Projects Symposium 2022

April 15, 2022

Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences students showcased their senior and graduate student projects on April 15, 2022. Teams presented their work in executive summaries in the morning and exhibited their projects in the afternoon in an informal poster session and demonstration of their prototypes.

Iain Boyd

How hypersonic missiles work and the unique threats they pose – an aerospace engineer explains

April 15, 2022

Iain Boyd discusses the development and use of hypersonic weapons in a new column in The Conversation. Boyd, a professor of aerospace engineering sciences and director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security Initiatives , is a leading national researcher in hypersonic aerothermodynamics. Hypersonic weapons present unique challenges to...

NTS-3 Satellite rendering

Seminar: Navigation Technology Satellite 3 - A Vanguard of Resiliency & Flexibility - Apri 20

April 14, 2022

Dr. Joanna Hinks Principal Investigator - Navigation Technology Satellite - 3 Space Vehicles Directorate, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 3:30PM | AERO N250 Abstract: Navigation Technology Satellite – 3 (NTS-3) is an advanced satellite navigation flight experiment that will mature next generation technologies across space,...

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Five CU Boulder aerospace students earn major NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 12, 2022

The National Science Foundation has awarded five prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships to University of Colorado Boulder Smeed Aerospace graduate students. This top award recognize and supports outstanding graduate students from across the country in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. Honorees...


CU Boulder student teams earn 1st, 3rd at AIAA competition

April 12, 2022

University of Colorado Boulder senior design teams have earned high marks at the 2022 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Region V Student Paper competition. Senior design teams from the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences took first and third place in the competition, which was held...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: High Integrity Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) within the Android Mobile Phone Platform - April 13

April 6, 2022

Dennis Akos Professor, Smead Aerospace Wednesday, April 13 | 3:30 P.M. | Zoom - Register Now Abstract: Android devices sales have total over 1 billion devices every year since 2014 through 2021. That alone, not accounting for prior 2014, is well over 8 billion devices. The reduction of Size Weight...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: GNSS As Signals-of-Opportunity for Ionosphere, Atmosphere, Ocean Surface, and Land Cover Remote Sensing - April 11

April 4, 2022

Jade Morton Professor and Director of CCAR, Smead Aerospace Monday, April 11 | 3:30 P.M. | Hybrid: AERO 111 and Zoom - Register Now Abstract: GPS/GNSS has impacted nearly every aspect of our modern society. Yet, it relies on extremely low power signals traversing a vast space to reach receivers...

Hypersonic vehicle rendering

CU Boulder awarded major Department of Defense research grant for hypersonics

March 30, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a five-year, $7.5 million grant to advance the science of hypersonic flight. The grant will investigate plasma that forms around sub-orbital vehicles traveling at...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Multi-Physics Topology Optimization with Level Sets – Applications to Problems in Solid & Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer - April 6

March 29, 2022

Kurt Maute Professor and Palmer Engineering Chair, Smead Aerospace Wednesday, April 6 | 3:30 P.M. | Hybrid: AERO 114 and Zoom Webinar Abstract: Topology optimization has emerged as a promising and powerful approach to design engineered materials and components that utilize the ability of advanced manufacturing methods to realize complex...

Jeff Thayer

Seminar - Aerospace Environments: From Sun to Mud - April 4

March 29, 2022

Jeff Thayer Professor - Smead Aerospace, and Director of SWx-TREC Monday, April 4 | 3:30 P.M. | Hybrid: AERO 111 and Zoom - Register Now Abstract: A common phrase in the vernacular of the NASA Heliophysics Science Mission Directorate is to study the Sun-Earth system from “Sun to mud”. Curiously...