CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar - Ultraviolet Occultations: An Essential Technique for Bridging the Thermospheric Gap - Feb. 23

Feb. 16, 2023

Ed Thiemann Research Scientist, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) Thursday, Feb. 23 | 10 a.m. | AERO 111 Abstract: Solar and stellar ultraviolet occultations provide a capability essential for advancing our understanding of the thermosphere and its coupling with the ionosphere and lower atmosphere. In this seminar, I...

Scott Palo

Palo elected an AIAA fellow

Feb. 15, 2023

Professor Scott Palo has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Palo is the Charles Victor Schelke Endowed Professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and a former associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Applied...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Design Space Exploration via Generative Artificial Intelligence - Feb. 20

Feb. 15, 2023

Jordan Smart PhD Student, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University Monday, Feb. 20 | 9:35 a.m. | AERO 114 Abstract: System designers and engineers frequently rely on brainstorming and intuition to tell them what's likely to work when confronted with a new problem, but this means that new technologies often fail...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar - Aerospace Vehicle Design: Design Process, Customer Needs, and System Requirements - Feb. 16

Feb. 13, 2023

Neelakshi Majumdar PhD Student, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University Thursday, Feb. 16 | 10:00 a.m. | AERO 111 Abstract: Aerospace vehicle design is a complex and multi-disciplinary process that involves designing and engineering aircraft, spacecraft, and other aerial vehicles. In the teaching seminar, I will first introduce an...

Iain Boyd

Boyd featured in multiple media outlets on spy balloon

Feb. 13, 2023

Iain Boyd was interviewed by national and international outlets on the balloon from China that overflew the United States. A professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boyd is also the director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security Initiatives. He spoke to multiple...

Spy Balloon

Chinese spy balloon over the US: An aerospace expert explains

Feb. 13, 2023

The U.S. military shot down what officials have called a Chinese surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Feb. 4, 2023. Iain Boyd, professor of aerospace engineering sciences, explains how the balloons work and what they can see. Read it on The Conversation.

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Getting Started with Aircraft Design - Feb. 9

Feb. 4, 2023

Divya Bhargava Assistant Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel Thursday, Feb. 9 | 10 a.m. | AERO 111 Abstract: There are three major phases of Aircraft Design: (1) conceptual design, (2) preliminary design, and (3) detail design. The Aircraft Design process starts with identifying requirements and performing initial calculations...

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Researchpalooza 2023 - Coming Friday, Feb. 10

The Smead Program presents: Researchpalooza. Friday, February 10, 2023, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., AERO 120 and 130. Join us for the revitalization of this yearly tradition! Smead Aerospace students and faculty are invited to give 10-minute talks highlighting current research in a friendly and informal event. Sign up to present now!

Brooke Owens Fellowship

Three aerospace students earn 2023 Brooke Owens Fellowships

Feb. 2, 2023

Three University of Colorado Boulder students have earned 2023 Brooke Owens Fellowships. The highly competitive program provides paid internships and mentoring to exceptional undergraduate women seeking careers in aviation or space exploration. Aerospace undergraduates Margot Daberkow, Skylar Edwards, and Sweta Alla have been named 2023 winners. The program honors the...

Sanghamitra Neogi

Faculty in Focus: Sanghamitra Neogi

Jan. 30, 2023

Sanghamitra Neogi is designing new materials at the quantum level to realize future technologies for thermal management and harsh environments like hypersonic flight. An assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Materials Science and Engineering Program, Neogi leads the CUANTUM laboratory, short for...