Three graduate students discuss a project in their office space

Smead Aerospace graduate program ranked No. 5 among public universities by US News

March 29, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science came in at No. 11 amongst its public university peers in U.S. News and World Report ’s Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2023. The college is ranked No. 23 overall, when compared with both public and private peers. The overall ranking represents a...

NASA conceptual image of human landing system and its crew on the lunar surface with Earth near the horizon.

CU Boulder researching ways to improve astronaut safety during future Moon landings

March 28, 2022

Torin Clark has landed a major grant from NASA to investigate ways to help protect astronaut safety and performance during lunar landings for upcoming Artemis Moon missions. An assistant professor in the...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Sonic Boom Propagation through Adaptive Finite Element Methods - Apr. 1

March 22, 2022

David Darmofal Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT & Smead Aerospace Byram Distinguished Visiting Professor Friday, Apr. 1 | 12:00 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: A key consideration in the design of supersonic aircraft is reducing the effects of sonic boom. In the past 15 years,...

An exceptional auroral event in Germany in the 1500s, as depicted by an artist.

Knipp's historical space weather research highlighted

March 17, 2022

What would you do if the power went out? Our lives are increasingly reliant on technology; our work and our social lives often require access to the internet. Lights, televisions, and refrigerators require electricity to run. These devices, and the power grid as a whole, are subject to a major...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Introduction to Mechanical Properties - Mar. 17

March 16, 2022

Erik Knudsen Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, George Mason University Thursday, Mar. 17 | 10:00 A.M. | Zoom Webinar Bio: Erik Knudsen completed his graduate studies at the University of Florida in 2006 and taught as an adjunct professor for one semester prior to joining industry as a senior engineer at...

Kevin Chilton

Future Insight Seminar: Kevin Chilton - former leader of U.S. Strategic Command and a NASA Astronaut - Mar. 16

March 11, 2022

The future of space and today’s global crisis: A talk with a former leader of U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Space Command, and a NASA Astronaut Kevin Chilton USAF (Ret), U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Space Command, NASA Astronaut Wednesday, March 16 | 4:30 P.M. | Zoom Webinar - Register...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Progress and Challenges in the Development of Large Eddy Simulation for Turbulent Reacting Flows in Propulsion and Power Systems - Mar. 18

March 10, 2022

Joe Oefelein Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Friday, Mar. 18 | 12:00 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: This presentation will highlight recent progress and challenges in development of the Large Eddy Simulation (LES) methodology for treatment of turbulent reacting flow processes in propulsion and power systems. Significant advances...

Maryam Shakiba

Seminar: Physics-based Modeling of Heterogeneous Materials: Combining Finite Element and Data-Driven Approaches - Mar. 14

March 9, 2022

Maryam Shakiba Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech Monday, Mar. 14 | 9:00 A.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: This presentation discusses finite element and physics-based data-driven modeling of progressive damage in fiber-reinforced composites microstructure. In fiber-reinforced composites, cracks initiate around the fibers aligned transversely to the loading direction...

Brian Argrow

Brian Argrow reflects on time as chair and future of DEI in STEM

Feb. 24, 2022

Like many young people across America at the time, Brian Argrow was mesmerized by images beamed back to Earth of American astronauts engaged in the Space Race. He was just a little too young for Mercury but was certainly enraptured by the Gemini and Apollo missions. And he clearly remembers...

Jenny Horing

Research on the edge – aerospace student pushing the boundaries of hypersonics

Feb. 22, 2022

Jenny Horing has been poring over the latest results in her hypersonic flow and material response research, searching for clues in the data to better understand the next frontier in high-speed thermodynamics. Much of the work involves conducting complex simulations on advanced supercomputers. An aerospace PhD student and Smead Scholar...